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According to the episode synopsis, when Robert arrives at J’s, he finds a pair of owners (Louis and Jeff), just months away from losing everything, including their friendship of 40 years. Robert is tasked with teaching the pair how to run a restaurant and help mend their relationship.
The makeover happened back in January 2021.
About a month after the makeover, J’s “had to close” unexpectedly after the “show” came to “do an unexpected update.”
“Sorry we had to close for dinner tonight. The show came to do an unexpected update! All I can say. We will be back open at 1030 am Monday.”
The following message was posted on J’s Facebook page on January 27, 2021:
“Come on in and see the new J’s! Chef Robert was tough but I enjoyed every minute of it! Come check out the new menu items added! We still have our menu just added what Chef taught us.”
A Closer Look
- Here’s the J’s Restaurant Facebook page.
- Owner Louis Fouquet uses his Facebook page to promote J’s Restaurant and the Restaurant Impossible makeover.
- In a local article covering the Restaurant Impossible makeover, owner Louis told The Sea Coast Echo that he reached out to Food Network via email last November when he heard Irvine wanted to film an episode of “Restaurant: Impossible” in Mississippi.
- You can check out post-makeover reviews of J’s via Google Reviews, Yelp and Trip Advisor.
Google Street View of J’s
Image – Twitter/@robertirvine