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'Restaurant Impossible' Arrives in Horsham

Crews from the popular Food Network show "Restaurant Impossible" began setting up equipment Thursday morning at Edibles.

Two days. One mission: To breathe new life into Edibles Restaurant & Pub.

Crews from the Food Network's popular eatery makeover show "Restaurant Impossible" arrived Thursday morning and began readying the Horsham Road business' new look and potentially its new menu offerings. 

According to a "Restaurant Impossible" representative, the episode featuring John Hurley's soon-to-be remodeled restaurant is scheduled to air on July 21 at 10 p.m. The date is subject to change, but Hurley will be notified if the air date changes, according to the rep. 

Edibles will have a grand reopening Saturday night and, according to the rep, the event is already completely sold out. 

According to The Food Network's Web site, "Restaurant Impossible," which is in its fifth season and features celebrity chef Robert Irvine, works to "turn the tide of a failing restaurant" with $10,000 and two days for renovations, menu updates and staff retraining.

The Edibles owner told Patch on Wednesday that the exposure from the TV show "should be good" for his business.

"They’re going to make recommendations and I’m going to heed to whatever they think is going to be good for Edibles," he said. "I haven’t made any money in four and a half years."

hurleygirl812 May 10, 2013 at 03:59 AM
thank you karen :))
hurleygirl812 May 10, 2013 at 04:00 AM
thank you everyone for the well wishes come see us next week!!
Gilbert R Albright Jr May 10, 2013 at 12:20 PM
I'm astounded to hear John say he hasn't made any money in 4 years. I've eaten there and the food is always good and fresh, I love their pizza, and the staff is always pleasant and helpful. John always recognizes me and says hello. Recently he had told me that business was down. I went to pick up a pizza 7 PM on a Friday and was surprised to see the place empty. The only thing I can think of that would be a problem is the location of the restaurant which is right next to a Wawa store. People stop in there to get food and sandwiches because they are in a hurry. One thing I think might help would be to put up an illuminated sign on Horsham Road to draw attention to drivers that the restaurant is there. There is an upscale restaurant just down the street that was built a couple years ago that always does good business. So people have the money to eat out if they know where the place is. Hoping for the best for John and Edibles.
Scott Johnson May 10, 2013 at 01:13 PM
I grew up on Edibles Pizza and still have a soft spot for it. Though it's hard to go to Edibles for Lunch since it's more of a sit down and be waited on and sometimes service can be a little slow when busy. So I end up going to Horsham Pizza (which also has great pizza for lunch instead) because it's faster for my more on the go needs. I do however look forward to a revitalized Edibles, it's a taste of Childhood for me growing up on Davis Grove Rd. When I was going there more regularly I had a hard time not picking their pan pizza though it takes longer it was super excellent.
Annmarie J May 10, 2013 at 01:43 PM
This restaurant has been open for over 26 years and is a family run business. They have always put care into what they serve not like a chain restaurant that serve pre-packaged microwave food. The always greeted the customers with a smile and regulars by name. John and family I wish you all the best. I am glad to hear that the reopening event is sold out. I wish I lived closer so I could support this great restaurant but be assured I will be in checking out the place when I am in town in June.
Annmarie J May 10, 2013 at 01:45 PM
Have you ever heard of editing or the old saying if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all.
Simply Twisted Frozen Yogurt May 10, 2013 at 02:18 PM
Good Luck to our Neighbor, Edibles! What a great opportunity to be on Restaurant Impossible! We are rooting for you! Just a few doors away at Simply Twisted Frozen Yogurt you can relax, unwind and enjoy a frozen yogurt while you watch the festivities. See everyone there. Together we can make this shopping center a happening place.
Meat Puppet May 10, 2013 at 02:19 PM
I'm with you about Isaac Newtons. The terrific beer selection is overshadowed by truly mediocre food and dining atmosphere to match.
Traci May 10, 2013 at 03:33 PM
Clearly your loss. Edibles has been a staple business in this community for over 20 years. Times are tough all over. Sometimes just staying a float is all small businesses can do these days. Attitudes like that are exactly the kind of customers businesses DON'T want. So glad I don't have to wait on you.... The Hurley family has worked hard and is dedicated to what they do. Good Luck to everyone who works there. We stand behind you and will bring the people to prove it. Can't wait we are so very excited for you:)
Rusty Murphy May 10, 2013 at 03:36 PM
I used to eat at Edibles regularly at it's original location, further down Horsham Road. The staff were extremely nice and accommodating, and the food was always fresh and good. I heard the latest incarnation was more of a sports bar, which is usually not what I am looking for in a restaurant, and so I had avoided it. I shall have to check it out after the remodel. Good luck to them!
Karen May 10, 2013 at 05:38 PM
I can't imagine anyone having something negative to say about such a great event! We practically raised our kids at Edibles - after every soccer game, there we were. We loved watching the Hurley kids grow up - they worked so hard and made the place so family oriented. We wish all of you the best and can't wait to see the results!
Karen May 10, 2013 at 05:41 PM
What a sad, bitter person. Feeling envious or something? Best that you do pass - the rest of us ordinary, caring people can do without your vitriol. Maybe spend the extra time learning to spell/type/construct a sentence rather than eat!
Susan Goodreds May 10, 2013 at 06:03 PM
I ate at Edible's last night to get one last meal in before the restaurant changed. The pizza was good and the pulled pork and cheese sandwich was delicious. I really hope they do not do away with the pulled pork. Our waitress, Megan, was among the best I have come across in restaurants in a long time. Thank you for the great service Megan! The food came out in a timely fashion and presentation was good. I am so anxious to go back next week and see the changes.
celebratekids May 10, 2013 at 06:57 PM
Concerned Citizen.......if you had ANY concern.... or if you are ANY sense of a Citizen who is CONCERNED about the community,... you would be appreciative and thankful that Food TV has taken an interest in the community in which we live and HELPING our Neighbors get back on their feet. That's what Concerned Citizens do.
Val May 10, 2013 at 11:02 PM
I think you have chosen the incorrect name... you are clearly not a concerned citizen, but rather a hostile one. Please do not come and destroy the family environment that always existed at Edibles. Good luck John and family!
Chris Sheehan May 11, 2013 at 01:15 AM
Good luck Edibles! Much deserved I'm sure!
Nan M May 11, 2013 at 06:52 AM
We ate at Edible's for several years and the food was good. The fact is, times are bad and when wallets get thin, dining out becomes a luxury. It is always a GOOD thing when we support local business. Do you think the owner's should have just walked away from us? Nan
Liberty 1 May 11, 2013 at 11:29 AM
The restaurant business is the hardest to be successful. I admire anyone who can make a go of it. The fact that they are getting an infusion of cash for a make over is a credit to them and it has nothing to do with trust. You are entitled to your opinion and I don't think that bashing you for it is right either. You do sound like you have an axe to grind though. If you are a competitor you should not be envious, work harder. If you are someone who had a rotten experience there just state it. The fact that they have not made any money in 4 years is no surprise. This economy is rotten and eating out is one of the first things that get cut when family budgets are strained so I think they have done well to remain open when dozens have had to close. If you are in the business then you know how true that is and instead of being critical about them getting help you should be happy they are still in business. Competition is a great thing when used properly. Good luck to all in the food business.
HarleyGirl04 May 11, 2013 at 11:35 AM
I love this place, I wish them the BEST OF LUCK with this journey and hope it all goes as planned. They are a nice hard working family and trying to make an honest living, instead of putting them down lets help support them during their difficult times by having dinner or lunch here once in a while. It's so nice to sit in here and eat and see all their grandkids coming in.
Candy Hoag May 11, 2013 at 06:23 PM
The Hurley family are very nice people, and I'm glad they are getting some support! Edibles has been around for years, I would love to see thier business doing well again. Good Luck!
Frances shields May 11, 2013 at 11:23 PM
I so proud and happy for John and his family for taking on this experience. It shows the determination and character needed to make a difference in their business, their lives and the whole community. Kudos to you all!! And best of luck.
Bob May 11, 2013 at 11:50 PM
Now Hurley's American Grille.. Good luck! Can't wait to try it.
Jim May 12, 2013 at 02:50 AM
Best of luck Hurley's American Grill we were there for some of the outside festivities....didn't get in tonight but can't wait to try it next sat... Thanks Food Network for helping out the community
Gilbert R Albright Jr May 12, 2013 at 12:44 PM
What a miserable person you are. Whew!
John Bodri May 12, 2013 at 07:00 PM
Good luck John. I'm pulling for you. The economy is what was beating you up. Looking forward to see the makeover
Jax May 12, 2013 at 09:11 PM
New to the area,and love the show. We will be sure to try the place.. Good luck on the opening and always support your local small business'
Mike Moore May 13, 2013 at 02:07 PM
The food there is always good and Meg is an excellent bartender/server. Good luck with Hurley's American Grill and cant wait to see Steve and Meg on the show.
Karen May 13, 2013 at 11:26 PM
I'd like to understand what Robert Tinks thinks this has to do with anything here? If you have a beef with someone unrelated to this, how about you have a direct conversation? Sounds like a bitter old man. Its a shame, Mr. Tinks, for you to clog up the positive comments here with your own "BS". You reap what you sow.
Kim May 20, 2013 at 06:28 PM
Our family of 4 has enjoyed eating at Edibles....now known as Hurley's... for the past 15 years. The menu variety of Edibles (sandwiches, pasta, chicken, steak and seafood dinners, salads) allowed everyone to be happy. The new menu has less variety, but there is still something for everyone. We usually eat in but did takeout on Saturday. I got a sneak peek of the pretty new dining room. The grilled pork version of the pulled pork sandwich was excellent. The smoked chicken is very tender. Even though the new french fries are freshly cut, we loved the original Edibles fries..so glad you kept the cheese cups on the menu. We will eat in soon!! I agree that the economy and the location might be hurting business. There seems to be a lot of turnover in that plaza and WaWa is next door. Best wishes to the Hurley's! Kim
Gary Riley May 22, 2013 at 12:41 AM
I can't wait to have lunch there. Edibles is a Horsham restaurant and always sponsored my sports teams growing up. Best of luck with the remodel!

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