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Robert Irvine's spokesman claimed the restaurant closing had nothing to do with profits. His spokesman stated:
"He's too busy to be as personally involved as he wants to be. He coaches businesses and tells them if you want to be successful you have to be personally invested in the business. When you're not living here, and you're on the road 340 days a year, it's hard to do that."He also added:
"It's hard to grow a restaurant when you never have time to go visit it. His restaurants were successful, but they weren't as profitable as maybe they could have been ... just because he's not there. He felt he wasn't doing the restaurants the justice they deserved."His spokesman then pretty much contradicts the above quotes by stating that Robert Irvine is opening a restaurant in the Pentagon, and has plans to open others in Las Vegas and the Foxwoods Resort in Connecticut. That makes me think it had everything to do with profits.