Thursday, August 28, 2014

Bumbino's From Restaurant Impossible Has Closed

Bumbino's Italian Ristorante in Orange City, Florida, which was featured on season eight of Restaurant Impossible has closed.  The restaurant posted the following message on their Facebook page:
Photo - Food Network


To all our friends, Acquaintances,and Loyal Customers

It is time to say goodbye to all our customers. It is with much regret with the show Restaurant Impossible back firing on us the economy not getting any better for mom and pop businesses and with personal health problems it is very clear we are making the right decision. It has been a pleasure getting to know some of you personally!!!!! All we ask is that you be happy for us to be able to move on without such a heavy load on our backs.

Sincerely

Terry, Willie,Cappy, Bumbino(Talyor) and Laken

The message is kind of hard to understand, but it seems like they are saying the Restaurant Impossible visit backfired on them.  On their Facebook page a few months back, they were letting people know when their rerun was airing and congratulated Restaurant Impossible on their 100th episode, so it didn't appear they were upset with anything.

The Bumbino's episode aired at the end of April, so this closure is just four months after appearing on the Food Network.  Bumbino's is the first restaurant from season eight (2014) of Restaurant Impossible to close and the Restaurant Impossible Update page has been updated with this information.

22 comments:

  1. Perhaps they could use their newly acquired free time to take an English course.

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  2. Or more likely the RI intervention was simply too little, too late as is often the case with these kind of shows.

    But hey, blaming RI is easier than accepting responsibility for causing the condulitions that necessitated a visit from RI in the first place.

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  3. Agree. One of the things I admire about you, MoHub, is your excellent grammar, punctuation, and ability to express yourself.

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  4. Why, thank you. I'm a copyeditor by trade, so it's as much as my job is worth to get it right.

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  5. They need a dictionary at the very least. Clearly, they don't know the meaning of the word "backfired".

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  6. Use of commas would be helpful also!

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  7. Dumb name. (yea...I know it was named after a family member)

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  8. Yep....cutsie family baby nicknames don't belong as the name of a restaurant. I would feel stupid to bring up....."Hey, y'all want to go to BUMBINOS?" The name alone would make me think twice about going there. That goes for other restaurants with stupid names too.

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  9. Goombazz was a name I could not get past. Couldn't get past that man posing as the owner either......the "idea man", creepy, except that his ideas stunk and he wasn't the one fronting the $$$$.

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  10. Princess StarlightAugust 29, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Oh, stop blaming the show or the economy for your mistakes. I am currently sitting in a mom and pop cafe that is doing quite well, even with the hard economic times. Give me a break, so called owners!

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  11. A restaurant setting is supposed to be theater, not a home movie.

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  12. I'll bet your mom and pop cafe doesn't have all of Robert Irvine's expensive snob food on their menu.

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  13. Princess StarlightAugust 29, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    Yeah, it doesn't but that isn't the point, what the point is all these so called owners complain about the economy and blame Robert Irvine instead of looking at themselves when they are the cause of the problems.

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  14. Chicken parm, baked zit, and spaghetti and meatballs is snob food?

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  15. They changed the menu back after 2 weeks....

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  16. Why do people abuse exclamation points?

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  17. LOL baked "zit"...that might be the problem with the menu...

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  18. Look--you can't change the people. Many failing restaurants will revert to form regardless of the show. I'm actually surprised the failure rate isn't higher.

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  19. It is not the failure rate that surprises me so much as the success that they have had. The best predicator of the future is the past and most of these places are quite simply, poorly managed by people who really don't have any clues. It takes years in school for people to learn the basics plus time in the industry for any person to become competent in the industry. Robert has two days, usually less, to teach them. The whole RI crew does a remarkable job.

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  20. Orange City residentSeptember 16, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    I live in this town and frequent the businesses next door
    and read their note with my own eyes this past Sunday. I was baffled at their inability
    to take responsibility for their failure. Your restaurant failed b/c your
    attitudes suck! You’re incredibly rude to your customers and never take blame.
    They would constantly upcharge you for things like adding tomatoes to a salad…who
    charges $2 for ONE tomato wedge?!?!? The best part is they wouldn’t ever tell
    you and when you’d question it they’d be shocked that YOU didn’t know there
    would be a charge. Poor attitudes & awful management skills led to your
    demise from day 1. Even having pretty awesome pizza and garlic knots couldn’t
    save you!

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  21. That fake 'owner' came across as a sex pervert of some type-really creepy. Bet he's very generous in coming up with ideas to use other people's monies.......

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  22. I live in Orange City and shop near this place. Until RImaired, I never knew it was there. They had no sign on the plaza sign, no advertising that I ever saw. Seems they had a lot going on that never got fixed.

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