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Edgar's Restaurant in Akron to get a reality TV makeover on Food Network's 'Restaurant: Impossible'

Posted at 1:55 PM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 13:55:22-04

AKRON, Ohio — Edgar's Restaurant at Akron's Good Park Gold Course will get a second chance through a makeover on an upcoming episode of Food Network's "Restaurant: Impossible," according to News 5 media partner

Celebrity chef and host Robert Irvine will use his famous tough love approach and a chunk of money—$10,000 to be exact— to transform the restaurant in 48 hours. reports Irvine and his crew will be in the Rubber City for filming on Aug. 20-21 to document the overhaul of the restaurant's decor and its menu. The show is looking for local people to help with renovation tasks such as cleaning, construction and decorating. However, there's no pay, but volunteers get free food such as pizza.

If renovations aren't your thing, producers are looking for people to dine at the restaurant at 7 p.m. on Aug. 21 for the grand reopening scene of the episode. Diners who attend pay for their own meals.

According to the Akron Beacon Journal, those interested in either renovations or volunteer can do the following:

Those wanting to volunteer should email by 3 p.m. Aug. 16 with preferred day(s), full name, email address, cellphone number, and information about skills or related profession (such as plumber or painter). “We welcome all skill sets and skill levels always,” says promotional material for the show.

In the email, use this subject line: 1602 OH VOLUNTEER.

The three volunteer shifts are: Noon to 7 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Aug. 20 and 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 21.

Those wanting to make reservations for the grand reopening Aug. 21 should email contact information (full name, email address and cellphone number), the size of their party, as well as the names of the people in their party, to by 3 p.m. Aug. 21, using the subject line 1602 OH RESERVATIONS. This event is first-come, first-serve by email.

Those selected will receive a confirmation email shortly before Aug. 21. No guests under 8 years old.