Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Whabah Steakhouse From Restaurant Impossible Has Closed

Whabah Steakhouse in Bowling Green, Kentucky, which was featured on the latest season of Restaurant Impossible (Season 11) has closed.

A reader of this site reached out to me with a recent photo of the restaurant which has a spray painted sign that says "Closed for Remodel" (pictured right).

Also, the restaurant Facebook page has not been updated since March 2015, and if you call the telephone number of the restaurant, it is disconnected.  So while it is supposedly closed for a remodel, all other signs point to a long-term closure.

You may remember the restaurant was listed for sale when the episode aired (from the original update), and the restaurant is apparently still for sale.

The Restaurant Impossible makeover happened in January of 2015 and the episode aired in March of 2015, so it didn't take too long for this one to close.  The status of Whabah Steakhouse has been updated to 'Closed' on the Restaurant Impossible Update Page and this is the first restaurant from season 11 to close.  If they actually are remodeling just months after Restaurant Impossible and the restaurant re-opens, I will re-update the status.

16 comments:

  1. First to close? Wasn't there one this season where the place had already closed before they even aired the episode the 1st time?

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  2. Two restaurants closed before airing.

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  3. Season 10 and 11 were both short seasons that were right after one another. The 2 that closed were technically season 10.

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  4. WHAT A Joke. Don't forget, this was part of the "extreme" season. as usual, the owner doesn't give a crap anymore, just wants a free reno so he can resell. there's only a handful of episodes for the entire run where that was not the case

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  5. In other words, they are really the same season, but not officially. :)

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  6. This super short season trend that Food Network pulls is annoying. Remember when seasons lasted a full year?

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  7. Shocker! Place run by deadbeats with crappy food and dirty premises closed down? As Arthur's butler once said, "I'll alert the media."

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  8. Yet Bob Irvine still claims an 80% success rate. What a knob.

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  9. But he DOES have an 80% success rate! 80% of restaurants stay open until the day the show first airs.

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  10. This place had no redeeming qualities. it looked like Sizzler quality steaks in a dirty warehouse.

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  11. Same for most all shows.


    Drove me crazy when the split the last season of Breaking Bad in half.

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  12. And The Sopranos and Mad Men.

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  13. What kills me is how many "seasons" of Cutthroat Kitchen they've had, without taking any kind of break between them or showing any repeats. This current season? Season 8 - and the show premiered TWO years ago. That's just crazy...

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  14. David RofulowitzJune 15, 2015 at 1:34 AM

    In the case of Restaurant Impossible, it might be due an extensive travel schedule that Robert Irvine appears to have. I "liked" his Facebook page, and he's always posting about a destination he's traveling to for an event or cooking demonstration.

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  15. Chopped is like that. It's on maybe some season 44 but they keep going. Of course those are easier to crank out than a makeover show.

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  16. [sarcasm]I'm shocked![/sarcasm]

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