'Restaurant Impossible' Season 8 premiere: Revisit the top 5 dirtiest restaurants to prepare

In his quest to save America's failing restaurants, Chef Robert Irvine has come across some of the dirtiest eateries around. Like, cockroaches all over the place dirty.So what better way to prepare for the Season 8 premiere of his Food Network hit "Restaurant: Impossible" on Wednesday (March 5) than by taking a squirm-inducing trip down memory lane to revisit the five foulest food spots Irvine's visited over the years.Just don't anticipate being hungry ever again.In the Season 8 premiere, Irvine visits Mill Creek BBQ Restaurant in Redlands, Calif., where he encounters tasteless barbecue and inefficient management. Let's hope that's all he encounters. (AKA, please no rats!)"Restaurant Impossible" Season 8 premieres Wednesday, March 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Food Network....

'Restaurant Impossible's' Robert Irvine: It's 'not difficult to find' a dirty kitchen

In early July, chef  Robert Irvine  is in Arkansas with his Wednesday Food Network makeover show  "Restaurant: Impossible,"  and he's not happy with what he sees. "We're at a restaurant called Whistle Stop Cafe," he says. "We came in late last night, started this morning, and we're just thinking out the restaurant. They've got a lot of problems -- management, leadership, cleanliness, cooking, you name it. It's all in there. It's the perfect storm." Read More...

'Restaurant: Impossible' Gives a Mexican Sports Bar a Makeover (VIDEO)

The restaurant business is tough, and as shows like 'Restaurant: Impossible' (Wednesdays, 10PM on the Food Network) remind us, a few bad decisions can spell disaster for a small business owner. That was just reinforced when chef Robert Irvine tried to help a Mexican sports bar called Scrimmages in Wilmington, Delaware. In this clip, Irvine is already in day two of observing the restaurant, and there were already plenty of problems, starting with the food. "When food does arrive," he said, "it's certainly not worth the wait." The vegetables, he noted, had seen better days, and some people waited 45 minutes for their meal. Irvine helped Scrimmages set a 30-minute meal guarantee, and gave them a chips and cheese dish called "chachos." He also got them to renovate the bar to look more classic and inviting. The result was a restaurant packed with happy customers, a considerable feat.