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"Restaurant Impossible," in the Vinyl Flooring Q&A forum, begins: "Well I survived this episode of Restaurant Impossible. This one was tough. A lot of shut downs for filming, different ..."

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Old August 24, 2012, 02:32 PM   #1
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Restaurant Impossible


Well I survived this episode of Restaurant Impossible. This one was tough. A lot of shut downs for filming, different trades needing to get things done before flooring.

We arrived in Cincinnati at 3 pm Monday. Things were moving along very slowly for our part of the work. Finally around 10 pm we were able to spread out some vinyl. Ended up working through the night and wrapping up at 1:30 pm on Tuesday. Without sleep. I cannot believe I did that. I tried to take a nap in the truck at around 3:30 am but to would up and full of coffee. Got paid, jumped in the truck and made the 5 hour drive back to Detroit. Got home around 7:30 pm.

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Old August 25, 2012, 02:49 PM   #2
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My son Chris jr. on the left, Chef Robert, Chris Mha sr. and Tom Bury
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Old August 25, 2012, 03:26 PM   #3
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Handsome lookin' team of professionals there. Did you get to eat any of the fare offered?

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Old August 25, 2012, 04:32 PM   #4
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You getting paid anything for wearing the Chapco T shirt?

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Old August 25, 2012, 05:16 PM   #5
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Robert and the production crew get catered food. We get pizza.
Once Robert found out Chris and I pulled an all nighter he offered up some of their breakfast but we had already eaten Mcdonalds breakfast 3 hours earlier.
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Old August 25, 2012, 09:24 PM   #6
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Old August 26, 2012, 02:00 AM   #7
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Will we get to see any pictures of the floor? I'm guessing you'd prob'ly have to wait until the episode airs. You had to sign some kind of contract, right?

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Old August 26, 2012, 05:42 AM   #8
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Yes you will get to see pictures but it has to wait until the show airs. And yes we had to sign a contract. Not sure when this episode will air but usually about 8-10 weeks later.


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Old August 26, 2012, 08:24 PM   #9
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Congrats Chris, job well done.

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Old August 26, 2012, 09:58 PM   #10
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Good Job Chris, it's never easy to fight off sleep and still produce. Can't wait to see that episode and your photos.

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Old August 27, 2012, 04:19 AM   #11
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Thanks guys. It was a tough one butt would deter me from doing another even at their cut rate price that they pay a local installers do it. You never know where something like.this could lead.
The designer on the shows also have the own businesses.to.run. the designer that hired me was Lynn Kegan. He has a clientele base in L. A.
For anybody who might be interested in doing a show like this in the future let me warn you and I'm sure Roland will back me up on this. If you are an impatient person, don't do it. The shut downs for filming and numerous trades and volunteers running around make for a difficult environment to work in. I'd do it again in a heart beat.

I see on Twitter that Robert and the crew have converged on Joplin, Mo. to renovate a boys and girls club that was damaged by a tornado.


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CHris is right. If you do a job like that, you will need to be a very low key person. I injoy seeing the face's of the people we help. You can see it means so much to them. That is my payment. Could not afford to do it all the time , but now an then I can.
Also like Chris Said, these designers have other good paying work. I have gotten some nice paying job's from one of the designers after doing the ABC Extreme MakeOver.

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I missed this post before. Congratulations

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Old September 6, 2012, 03:03 PM   #14
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I missed this post before. Congratulations
Thank you. I enjoyed doing both jobs for them. Even though the first one was a cut rate price. You never know where this could lead. It might lead nowhere. But I enjoyed doing it. Chef Robert and Division 9 (Tom Bury) are great. The whole production crew was awesome.

Last nights episode was from Three Rivers, MI. Next week Wednesday at 9:00 pm will be Paliani's. The first one that I worked on. Not sure when the Cincinnati one will air.

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Thank you. I enjoyed doing both jobs for them. Even though the first one was a cut rate price. You never know where this could lead. It might lead nowhere. But I enjoyed doing it. Chef Robert and Division 9 (Tom Bury) are great. The whole production crew was awesome.

Last nights episode was from Three Rivers, MI. Next week Wednesday at 9:00 pm will be Paliani's. The first one that I worked on. Not sure when the Cincinnati one will air.
when you called and we talk about your first restaurant impossible and you had hoped to maybe get a picture with chef Robert and he was to busy you said maybe next time. Well next time came and you got your picture. But to have chef Robert call you again as picky as he is you know you made a very good impression on him. That tells everyone the quality of work you do. You need that picture in every store you contract from and also in your local newspaper. Good thing you wear t-shirts or your wife would be sewing buttons on. CONGRADULATIONS Chris.

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