Each week on the Food Network’s prime-time reality series Restaurant Impossible, Chef Robert Irvine and his crew take on a desperate, failing restaurant and try to turn it into a winning concept in two days on a budget of $10,000 or less.
In the season finale premiering July 27 (10 pm ET) they take on County Fare, a little family diner owned and operated by U.S. Marine veteran, Eric Green. It’s located in a Stafford, Va., strip mall that’s seen better days. The restaurant, decked out in shades of brown and yellow, looked dated as well.
We can’t go into too much detail about the transformation of the restaurant until the show airs, but we can tell you that one of the key elements in the revitalization was an innovative product called “Instant Stainless Steel” from Appliance Art.
Appliance Art is the name of a company that makes, yes, art for appliances. The company produces covers that adhere—magnetically or with adhesive strips–to existing kitchen appliances such as dishwashers and refrigerators. You can turn an avocado green ‘fridge into trendy stainless steel instantly—or turn it gleaming black, or even cover it with an oil-on-canvas print of grazing sheep or other works of art. It’s an ideal solution for kitchens with mismatched appliances.
In the case of County Fare, old and drab wood laminate dining counters were transformed by the look of contemporary stainless steel, giving the restaurant an immediate and extreme makeover.
Other touches, such as the addition of a classic motorcycle, were added by Chef Irvine and company, and of course the menu was given an upgrade—but the instant stainless really dressed up the place in a hurry.
Grant Smith, owner of Appliance Art said the company was excited to be a part of the Restaurant Impossible makeover. “We were excited to get the national coverage for our Instant Stainless product, but we were especially happy to help a Marine vet save his restaurant,” Smith said.
Appliance Art is one of the newest vendors in The Food Channel Store, and we’re excited to have such an innovative new line of products available for visitors to our site.