Famous for the championship chili featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, The Diner has been central to the Norman, Okla., community since it opened as a chili parlor over a century ago. Today, restaurants are booming on Main Street challenging The Diner's dilapidated decor and menu. In only 36 hours, renovation expert Ty Pennington and Chef Amanda Freitag attempt a renovation that embraces The Diner's southwestern flair and flavors before it becomes ancient history!
Longtime friends Ben, Brian and Mike bought Johnny Cakes diner in Nyack, N.Y., to save it from extinction, but now someone needs to help save them. Renovation expert Ty Pennington and Chef Amanda Freitag have their hands full with rocking booths, boring burgers, and an all-around dull presentation, but with only 32 hours will they be able to do everything that's needed to give the guys the surprise of a lifetime?