It was all over local media a few months back, ""Restaurant Impossible" to film at Inlet eatery thanks in part to local blog". Well the wait was over last night, Sunday, April 21st. If you watched the episode let us know what you thought; if you missed it, have no fear, the episode will air again on Wednesday at 9:00pm. Here is what Food Network said about Old World Italian:
“Old, old, old, old” were the first words Robert Irvine said after arriving at the drab, outdated Old World Italian Restaurant in Murrells Inlet, S.C., a 16-year-old eatery owned by George Hayek Sr. and Teresa Hayek. This husband-and-wife duo started the business with their son, George Hayek Jr., after the latter had graduated from culinary school. In the last five years, they’ve noticed a steep decline in customers, which ultimately has resulted in losses of nearly $1,000 per day and the complete elimination of their retirement savings.
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And from our friends at WMBF News:
"The owners of Old World Italian, George Hayek, Senior and Teres Hayek, say their sales are up 35 percent since the show left. They say the kitchen has become more efficient and the employees are happy with all the changes that have been made."