Restaurant cleaning transforms Indianapolis eatery, and owners’ lives
Tim Queisser fights back tears as he talks about his 29-year-old Indianapolis restaurant. Over the last three years, The Snooty Fox has lost customers and money month after month, forcing him to dip into his kids’ college funds just to stay afloat. His wife Kathy sums it up. “We just have not survived this economy,” she says. “We are out of options.” If circumstances don’t change within the next few months, they say they will lose everything.
Hope comes in the form of top chef and restaurateur, Restaurant: Impossible’s Robert Irvine, who will attempt to transform The Snooty Fox in just two days. Evaluating the dining area first, he notes that poor restaurant cleaning could be keeping customers at bay. He’s alerted to the room’s stale smell and the dirty, old looking carpeting; also, the chairs need cleaning and dust blankets the ceiling. After pointing out design changes that should be made, Chef moves on to the kitchen where he is blown away.
The kitchen’s walls are stained, the refrigerators moldy, and dust is everywhere; grease coats the cooking equipment, and mountains of gunk has been collected where the floors meets the walls. Chef exclaims that this is one of the most disgusting kitchens he’s ever seen, and immediately shuts it down. The severe condition of the kitchen requires him to recruit Jani-King Commercial Cleaning to begin deep restaurant cleaning procedures.
Jani-King’s crew is able to provide superior restaurant cleaning that gets the kitchen sparkling and safe and ready to serve from within the same day, meeting Chef’s very high expectations. This, along with the menu revamp and brand new interior design wins rave reviews from the newly packed restaurant’s customers. The revival has allowed Tim and Kathy to put their life back together; and now, it’s tears of joy they’re fighting back.
“It’s a transformation we never could have dreamed of,” says Kathy. Referring to her husband, “I think he’s smiling for the first time in three years.”