On tonight’s very special episode of Restaurant Impossible, Robert Irvine and crew return to Rosie’s Cafe in Escondido, California to pull off a “spectacular event” as owner Kaitlyn Rose Pilsbury recovers from a near-fatal hit-and-run crash.
According to a local media report, on the evening of December 21, 2019, Rosie’s Cafe owner Kaitlyn was seriously injured when her motorcycle was struck by a hit-and-run driver in an SUV near her home in Vista. According to the report, Kaitlyn suffered extensive injuries, including broken bones in her legs and one arm that required surgery. “She also had some bone breakage in her spine as well as brain swelling that left her comatose for several days.”
When Robert learned about Kaitlyn’s situation, it became his mission to help get Kaitlyn back on her feet. On February 17, 2020 Robert threw a Carnival Fundraiser on Grand Street in Escondido featuring games, food, and other entertainment – with all proceeds going directly to Kaitlyn to help her bounce back.
On February 18, 2020, Rosie’s Cafe posted the following statement on Facebook:
Thank you SO much to everyone who came out to support Kaitlyn at the fundraiser yesterday! We had such an amazing turn out and were able to raise $118,000 because of the support of The community , @chefirvine and @foodnetwork. And thank you to @chefirvine , @taniyanayak , @tombury1 and the rest of the restaurant impossible team for putting on such an incredible event!
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