Monday, August 25, 2014

Wagon Wheel From Restaurant Impossible To Close

Photo - Delaware Newszap
The Wagon Wheel restaurant in Smyrna, Delaware, which was featured on season 6 of Restaurant Impossible will close on September 7th.  The restaurant posted the following message on their Facebook page:
GOODBYE & FAREWELL from the Wagon Wheel

It has been a remarkable experience to “Grab the Wheel” since Restaurant Impossible featured us on their makeover show over a year ago. In that time there have been many ups and downs. Most likely, you had never heard of the Wagon Wheel Restaurant, or if you did, the reviews may have been unfavorable. We set out to change this trend. We tried everything from social media and printed flyers to standing by the highway with a sign. All had limited results. Out of necessity we reached out to local artists and something strange happened. People started to come. With a limited staff and budget we didn't have much to offer but a place to shine, and shine they did.

Over the past year of comedy shows, open mics, acoustic nights, and full band shows, there has been a resurgence of business and interest in the restaurant. We would like to thank all of the artists and patrons that have made this possible. Your support is amazing, which also makes it difficult to say goodbye. But due to the owner's health conditions, we will be closing on September 7.

Although this is the end of the road for the Wagon Wheel, Don't be sad! Let's make these last few weeks a time to remember!
In an interview, Patty Gallegos' granddaughter also said, "My grandmother is almost 70. Over time it starts to wear you down because it’s stressful running a business and now she just wants to enjoy her life."

You may remember this episode of Restaurant Impossible because they were known for serving muskrat.  This will be the sixth restaurant from season six (2013) of Restaurant Impossible to close and the Restaurant Impossible Update page will be updated with this information once the restaurant closes.


  1. Muskrat Susie, Muskrat Sam
    Do the jitterbug out in muskrat land

    Because the Wagon Wheel
    Can't make them into a meal.

    Anyways, isn't this twice in a week where a restaurant that shows up in a repeat almost immediately goes to its demise, or that we are at least informed of it?

  2. As soon as I read the muskrat part, I remembered this restaurant! I was having trouble placing it until then. I wonder how many other restaurants in the US serve muskrat.....

  3. Are you sure you really want to know?

  4. Restaurant Impossible is one reason why I hate going out to eat and avoid it at all costs.

  5. Remember, Amy's Baking Company on Kitchen Nightmares had an impeccably clean kitchen and walk-in. Unfortunately, the rest of the experience was not so hot. Six on one hand, half a dozen on the other.