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American Diner Revival

American Diner Revival

Photo Credit:  Television Food Network
  • Premiered: 
    May 22, 2015
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  • Network: Food Network
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Tags: restaurant, makeover

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Plot Synopsis

Renovation expert Ty Pennington and Chef Amanda Freitag rally the locals to help renovate a restaurant, update the menu and give the town a revived diner -- all without the eatery's owner knowing a thing. Utilizing a combination of Ty's design and carpentry skills and Amanda's culinary expertise, this duo have only a few days to transform a cherished establishments at these locations: The Diner (Norman, OK); George's Place (Carmel, NY); Johnny Cakes (Nyack, NY); Red Hots Coney Island Diner (Highland Park, MI); and Dena's Family Restaurant (Monroe, MI). In the pilot episode, which did not include Amanda, Ty helped the Shipwreck Diner, which had been serving the town of Northport, NY, for a century, while owner Tim Hess took a rare weekend off to go fishing in Montauk. Food Network premiered the pilot of AMERICAN DINER REVIVAL on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 11pm ET/PT, four months before the official series premiere on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 10:30pm ET/PT. Season 2 of AMERICAN DINER REVIVAL premiered on Friday, November 27, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network. Over 14 new episodes Ty and Amanda continue to help local towns lend a hand in saving their struggling neighborhood diners, utilizing a combination of Ty's design expertise and Amanda's culinary knowledge. In the premiere episode, Ty and Amanda visit Jack's Cafe in Westwood, New Jersey, a classic 1940s boxcar diner that's missing out on New York City commuter business because of its bland and boring food. To help turn it around, the kids of this modern-day Brady Bunch family have conspired with Amanda and Ty to give their mom and dad's diner a hip makeover while they are away for the weekend. But when the rain clouds roll in, the team's plans may go off the tracks. Other diners in need of a desperate makeover during the season include The Hermitage Cafe, a once hoppin' late night hangout in Nashville, but lately it looks more like a haggard historic eyesore with grimy grub and drab decor. Ty and Amanda only have two days to clean up this dirty dive, amp up the funky and make it functional. In Kearny, New Jersey, The Greeks diner has been feeding the hardworking men and women for almost 50 years, but now this mom and pop diner is in danger of closing its doors because of its overindulgent greasy spoon fare. Amanda and Ty need to degrease the Greeks with a working class transformation and updated, hearty Greek items. Don't miss all the excitement, heartfelt moments, and amazing transformations, as Ty and Amanda visit diners in Charlotte, Miami, New Orleans, New York and more.
On Friday, March 11, 2016 at 8:30pm ET/PT, Food Network premiered the season finale of AMERICAN DINER REVIVAL. In the season ender, "From a Blank Box to '70s Spectacular," Vickie's Diner in Las Vegas has seen better days. In fact, their best days may have been in the 70s, when the current owner, Vickie, first came there as a kid to visit her uncle. What was once a state-of-the-art diner is now rundown with no defining design or dining, and Renovation Expert Ty Pennington and Chef Amanda Freitag will have just 48 hours to give this strip staple a signature style and dishes that would make Vickie's uncle proud.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Bray Entertainment