The reviews both before and after Robert Irvine visited were very good for Mom and Dad's Restaurant.
A local article announcing the Restaurant Impossible makeover had a lot of comments wondering why it needed an update, such as:
- "My husband and I have been going there for 50 years and the food nor the service needs improving! It is wonderful!"
- "Sounds exciting, but I have a difficult time believing that Mom and Dad's was struggling to stay open. Every time I go there, I have to wait an hour for a table."
- "I am glad for it, those people at Mom and Dads work hard and they deserve the help. Although I agree with most of you, that the food there is amazing, and yes there is usually a wait, but the service is great as well."
- "The Restaurant is already awesome: menu is great and service is great."
It seems like most of the people love Mom and Dad's already, including the food and service, and have been going there for years. Considering this, and that people have said there was always a wait to eat there, makes me think this makeover will be more about the decor and Restaurant Impossible highlighting the death of Carolyn's husband and how it has impacted the business. Maybe it will focus on the pricing of items and food costs, which could be the problem.
The restaurant does keep an up-to-date Facebook Page, and has almost 1,600 'likes,' which is a ton compared to other Restaurant Impossible restaurants in the past. There are also a lot of positive comments on their page as well as local support for the restaurant. Sounds like this restaurant should have no problem succeeding going forward.
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