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Restaurant Impossible is filming in Atlanta and Needs Help

Is Marie’s at Ummat Café a restaurant impossible? We find out, as Robert Irvine tears down the walls and turns the kitchen around next Tuesday and Wednesday. Food Network will be taping a “Restaurant Impossible” episode on April 29 and 30- and they are looking for construction help.

Here’s the details:

We are looking for individuals to help with the renovation of the restaurant within the two days. Volunteers will be painting, crafting, construction, remodeling, cleaning, decorating etc. (depending on your skill set). Always looking for skilled contractors, electricians, plumbers and painters to help out and donate their time. The volunteer schedule is as follows:

Shift #1 - Tuesday, April 29th: 1pm to 8pm

Shift #2 - Tuesday, April 29th: 8pm to 2am

Shift #3 - Wednesday, April 30th: 10am to 6pm

Any and all volunteers may be on camera. Please wear comfortable clothing & sneakers/boots with no logos.

Volunteers are not limited to one shift.

If interested, please email Jayson at ( by Friday, April 25th, 4:00pm, with your preferred shift or shifts, full –name, email address, cell number and skill set or related profession (ex: plumber or painter). SUBJECT LINE: FN 902 ATLANTA VOLUNTEER.

There will be a grand re-opening on Wednesday, April 30th starting at 7 p.m. The general public can call to make reservations for the night by calling Marie’s at Ummat Café at 678-705-2266. They are located at 566 Fayetteville Road SE, Atlanta.

18 comments Add your comment

Barbara Ellis

April 24th, 2014
8:54 am

When did Robert Irvine change his name to Richard? I really enjoy watching his shows. When will this one be aired?

berry steve

April 24th, 2014
9:47 am

Sorry to see that resume cheater Irvine has a show. George O’Leary should have gotten the same pass from Notre Dame as this liar.


April 24th, 2014
11:53 am

Wait wait wait…they want all these skilled tradespeople to work FOR FREE? Most of whom are UNIONIZED? Especially if they work in film…are they high?

Ned Ludd

April 24th, 2014
12:03 pm

How long would Robert last as a volunteer?


April 24th, 2014
12:11 pm

Hope nobody VOLUNTEERS. Free labor. They got balls.

Chris L

April 24th, 2014
12:13 pm

Food Network is owned by Scripps Networks and the Tribune Company in a 70/30 split.

Scripps has a market capitalization of 10.93 billion dollars. Tribune has a market cap of 6.29 billion.

And they’re asking for free skilled labor. FREE.

Why do I have a feeling their respective CEOs wouldn’t be quite so magnanimous?

If you honest to God don’t think these companies would go back to slavery if it was legal, you’re insane.

Ned Ludd

April 24th, 2014
12:28 pm

I guess the bottom line is that deserving people in need get help and that is the prime directive. Does corporate America profit, undoubtedly. Do you and I donate a day, hopefully. Do people in need profit in non-financial ways, certainly. Just wish loud mouth hosts would acknowledge that it is a for profit endeavor.


April 24th, 2014
1:03 pm

Ned….Don’t think you will find many volunteers for this load mouth liar. They picked the wrong guy to come to the South and ask for free help. Bobby Flay would have had a line around the block to help him.


April 24th, 2014
1:42 pm

Why don’t their fellow “Mooz-lums” do it?

Richard Bagge

April 24th, 2014
2:34 pm

I believe that the idea is to get a community to refresh a failing restaurant to better serve the community, and this is hardly their first time in the South. They were at Big Jim’s Bama-Q in Ft Payne AL just two months ago.

The Brother

April 24th, 2014
4:19 pm

Well Bacteria, It’s Muslims since we are misspelling things…. No “z” in the word….

I hate ignorance…


April 24th, 2014
4:24 pm

RichardBagge….I agree, keep the local places and help where you can. The Network just sent the wrong guy for this one, imho.


April 25th, 2014
11:56 am

I hope that this restaurant gets some great publicity and that Restaurant Impossible can renovate it to the owners liking.

Ignorant people above, kick rocks. You are of no use here. Buh bye :)

Bob from Accounttemps

April 25th, 2014
1:36 pm

And so what is the issue with Robert Irvine?


April 28th, 2014
8:43 am

Bob, the issue with Irvine is easily researched. He fabricated his background, was eventually fired for his lies, but since he has some fans, he eventually got his job back (or got a job on tv doing something similar).

Serena muhammad

April 29th, 2014
12:44 pm

Familiar with this location really think he can and will help them would like to make a reservations for wed night to see the changes. Think this is a great location for his help! Can’t wait to see and taste the difference please contact with reservation information only got an answer machine when I called in,

Ned Ludd

April 29th, 2014
12:59 pm

Good luck finding sneakers without logo’s!


April 29th, 2014
11:18 pm

Peace & Blessings Vactoria,

I know for a fact many “Muslims” will be helping as many “Muslims” helps every where else. Whenever you need help, Vactoria” a “Muslim” will always be willing. May Allah guide us, forgive us, and grant us the best in this world & the next.

P.S.: I’m excited for Marie’s! Help comes in many different forms, the man doesn’t matter as much as the blessing.