Murrells Inlet restaurant featured on Food Network show

Old World Italian Restaurant (Source: Google)
Old World Italian Restaurant (Source: Google)

MURRELLS INLET, SC (WMBF) - The owners of a Murrells Inlet restaurant say the place is booming after appearing on a Food Network show.

Old World Italian restaurant was featured on "Restaurant Impossible," a show that attempts to turn around a failing restaurant in just two days on a $10,000 budget, according to the program's website.

The owners of Old World Italian, George Hayek, Senior and Teres Hayek, say their sales are up 35 percent since the show left. They say the kitchen has become more efficient and the employees are happy with all the changes that have been made.

"9 out of 10 [customers] have said that our food, service and atmosphere have greatly improved," Hayek said in a blog.

The episode of Restaurant Impossible featuring Old World Italian, titled "Father Knows Best," airs again on April 24 at 9 p.m. on Food Network.

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