The family business is operated by third-generation owners Chad Strzegowski and his sister Cara Strzegowski Hierholzer. Chad and Cara took over the business after the passing of their father Albert Louis Strzegowski Jr. back in December 2017 (Obituary).
As per the episode synopsis: “Robert Irvine comes to the rescue of a Maryland seafood restaurant that has been in the family for more than 60 years and is on the brink of closing its doors. Third-generation owner Chad and his sister, Cara, attempt to salvage what’s left of their family legacy, determined to keep alive the memory of their late parents and grandparents. With the finances in disarray, nonexistent leadership and a divide between the uninspired staff and stubborn management, Robert faces one of his toughest challenges to keep this family business afloat.”
Al’s Seafood (Facebook page) makeover happened back in June 2019.
Following the makeover, The Baltimore Sun’s dining reporter Christina Tkacik took a drive to Essex to put Al’s Seafood to the test. You can also check out other online reviews of Al’s Seafood post-makeover at Google Reviews, Yelp, and Trip Advisor.
— Christina Tkacik ☀️ (@xtinatkacik) July 15, 2019
Happy to have attended "reveal" dinner at Al's Seafood in Essex during taping for #RestaurantImpossible with @RobertIrvine. Sworn to secrecy, but I think it's OK to say it was a fun time, great crowd and REALLY nice people all around. Good luck to the family! @Rest_Imposs pic.twitter.com/grqj13f8zP
— jjoyner (@jjoyner1010) June 13, 2019
Ok friends August 24 @ 9pm. Restaurant Impossible will be airing the episode from Al’s Seafood. I volunteered my time…
My daughter, Talia and I got to be on an episode of “Restaurant Impossible.“ Had a chance to meet Chef Irvine and stayed…
Al’s Seafood Via Google Street View
Image – Twitter/Robert Irvine