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Restaurant Recovery

Restaurant Recovery

  • Premiered: 
    April 15, 2021
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  • Network: discovery+
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Kapil Mahendra & Paul Beahan 
  • Subject Matter: Workplace
  • Tags: business, makeover, food, cooking, celebrity

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Plot Synopsis

RESTAURANT RECOVERY is a half-hour reality series that follows restaurateur and philanthropist Todd Graves, as he rolls up his sleeves to help struggling restaurant owners recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. As founder and CEO of the popular restaurant chain Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers, Todd brings his deep industry knowledge and undeniable passion for helping the community and restaurants in need through 10 episodes, with Todd and his team working directly with local owners that are struggling to hang on, by providing creative ideas and hands-on renovations to bring the restaurants back to glory. Along the way, Todd also has some high-profile friends lend a hand, including Nelly, Snoop Dogg, Rob Schneider, Archie Manning, Roquan Smith and Michael Thomas, the Rebirth Brass Band, La Mafia, and Shaquille O'Neal.

On Thursday, April 15, 2021, discovery+ released the first two episodes of RESTAURANT RECOVERY. In the premiere, "Snoop to the Rescue," Todd Graves visits Chili John's in Los Angeles. Open since 1946, Chili John's was rescued from imminent foreclosure by a retired Coast Guardsman and his wife three years ago. But overnight, COVID-19 knocked out their major sources of income -- the employees from nearby studio lots and the film industry that would regularly rent their charming location for movie shoots. With mounting debt and no end in sight for the complete indoor dining ban, Chili John's is on the brink of collapse. Todd brings in his team, along with the help of friend Snoop Dogg, to help save the business. In the next episode, "Saving Smokey's," Todd visits Smokey John's in Dallas, a restaurant owned and operated by two brothers carrying on their father's legacy, including keeping all of their employees afloat even when they can barely pay the bills.

A new episode debut each Thursday thereafter, featuring Todd's return to his hometown of Baton Rouge with basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal to help Poor Boy Lloyd's, a legendary seafood spot in Louisiana; and a 107-year-old candy shop and diner in St. Louis struggling to keep the lights on, as Todd recruits rapper Nelly to help boost sales. Other cities featured in the series are Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas, and New Orleans.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Spoke Studios
  • Produced by Calabasas Films & Media (CFM)