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Golden Pizza hasn't closed for a single day in almost 30 years. Sheltered within his business, owner Andy has no clue how the world around him has changed in that time. His daughter Stephanie has grown up in the restaurant and she and her husband Chris are desperate to renovate the outdated space. Can Restaurant Takeover's chef Corbin Tomaszeski and designer Montana Burnett help Golden Pizza breathe new life into their dwindling business?
Joe is too proud to change. He opened Italian Garden 15 years ago and he feels his "authentic" hot table is top notch. But with cheesy Italian paraphernalia, grotty old tiles and bland pastas and sandwiches, this space is more 90s cafeteria than "Tavola Calda". Restaurant Takeover is sending in chef Adam Hynam-Smith and designer Paula Velez to break through to "Status-Quo Joe" and make him realize his stubbornness is losing him money.
These twenty-something siblings are in a tug of war with their takeout joint. With a large, underutilized space and no money to furnish it, Eric and Nancy have polar opposite ideas on what it'll take to make Augusto 33 thrive. Mom Lynda is in the kitchen, equally confused - is this a bakery, an Italian restaurant or a café? Restaurant Takeover is sending in chef Corbin Tomaszeski and designer Paula Velez to knock some sense into this space.
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