American Diner Revival, saving diners, one at a time. Sadly, this was a tv show this summer (2015) that lasted 7 episodes

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Ty Pennington and Amanda Freitag are on a mission to help classic American diners across the country in American Diner Revival. Amanda and Ty travel the country empowering towns to lend a hand in saving their struggling diners, using a combination of Ty’s design and carpentry skills and Amanda’s culinary expertise. With only a few days to transform — with the help of local residents — a cherished establishment in desperate need of a physical and menu makeover. 2 of the diners started falling apart when the founders died, and the inheritors struggled to stay afloat.George's Place has been the hub of its Carmel, N.Y., community for nearly forty years, but rising costs threaten to shut down the town's beloved diner forever. With the help of the citizens of Carmel, Ty Pennington and Amanda Freitag plan to give the outdated interior and menu a farm-fresh makeoverTim's Shipwreck Diner has been serving the town of Northport, N.Y., for a century. But times are tough for this beloved boxcar diner on Main Street and owner Tim is struggling to keep his ship afloat. Ty Pennington is rallying the locals to help renovate the diner, update the menu and give the town a revived diner to serve them for another hundred years Famous for the championship chili featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, The Diner has been central to the Norman, Okla., community since it opened as a chili parlor over a century ago. Today, restaurants are booming on Main Street challenging The Diner's dilapidated decor and menu. From Bland to Glam Longtime friends Ben, Brian and Mike bought Johnny Cakes diner in Nyack, N.Y., to save it from extinction, but now someone needs to help save them. Renovation expert Ty Pennington and Chef Amanda Freitag have their hands full with rocking booths, boring burgers, and an all-around dull presentation  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Johnny-Cakes/215876115094303[video8] Red Hots Coney Island diner in Highland Park, Mich., has been in Richard's family for 94 years, and while the chili recipe is still the same, changes to the neighborhood and economy have the business facing disaster. The floors are crumbling, the kitchen is a disaster and a void in desserts on the menu has customers taking their business elsewhere.[video9] One life-changing act of kindness changed diner owner Dena's life, inspiring her to open her heart and use her business to uplift her community in Monroe, Mich. But her best intentions are facing a losing battle against a pungent carpet, bland side dishes, and a disorganized front area. Dena's last hope is with renovation expert Ty Pennington and Chef Amanda Freitag, who have only 36 hours to grind out some grinders, pound out some poutine, and completely gut the entire diner[video10] Walker's Diner has been an icon in Farmville, Va., since the 50's, and is now owned by Arlene, affectionately known as "mom" to the local college kids. Between running events and fundraisers and offering free food and care packages during finals week, Arlene is so special to one campus fraternity that they've nominated her diner for the show. They round up the town to help Ty Pennington and Amanda Freitag pull off a one-of-a-kind makeover for this one-of-a-kind diner.[video11]Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/american-diner-revival/episodes.htmlhttp://blog.foodnetwork.com/fn-dish/2015/04/new-series-american-diner-revival-ty-pennington-amanda-freitag/The show is hosted by Amanda Freitag, an acclaimed New York City chef and restaurateur who you might recognize as a frequent judge on Food Network’s “Chopped,” and Ty Pennington, the carpenter and host best known from “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”

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