Channel 5 has commissioned Twofour to produce a brand new 4 x 60’ series, Alex Polizzi’s Restaurant Rescue (w/t), fronted by The Hotel Inspector’s Alex Polizzi and her brother-in-law, restaurateur Oliver Peyton.
This series has Polizzi and Peyton helping people whose dream to run their own restaurant ‘has turned into a nightmare.’ The pair will help transform four struggling restaurants into successful and profitable ventures
Greg Barnett, Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment Channel 5, said: “It’s sometimes not immediately obvious why these businesses are failing, so it’s going to be quite a challenge for Alex and her brother-in-law to turn things around. Many of the proprietors have invested everything into living their dream and some are long-standing family-run businesses, so there’s everything at stake and emotions will reach boiling point.”
Dan Adamson, Twofour’s Director of Programmes and Executive Producer for Restaurant Rescue, said: “Alex has shown us how exacting you need to be to run a successful hotel – now she’s turning her critical eye to restaurants where the pressure to put good food in front of customers is huge.
Aided by Oliver Peyton, one of the best in the business, the pair hope they can offer a helping hand to restaurateurs for whom the dream just hasn’t materialised. Alex and Oliver have known each other for 20 years and don’t always see eye-to-eye but both of them will be doing all they can to turn around these troubled restaurants.”
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