Food Network’s Restaurant: Impossible is coming to Opelika + YOU can be part of the show

Walters' Gas &Amp; Grill
Walters’ Gas & Grill in Society Hill. (Walters’ Gas & Grill / Facebook)

Love watching Food Network? Now’s your chance to be on one! Hit show Restaurant: Impossible is coming to Opelika to transform hole-in-the-wall eatery Walters’ Gas & Grill. Read on to find out when they’re filming and how you can be a part of the show.

About Restaurant: Impossible

Restaurant: Impossible
Restaurant: Impossible is coming to Opelika. (Food Network)

In case you’re unfamiliar, let me introduce you to Restaurant: Impossible. Hosted by celebrity Chef Robert Irvine of popular shows Dinner: Impossible and Worst Cooks in America, the show follows Irvine and his team as they journey to save restaurants that are headed towards failure.

With $10,000 and two days to work, Irvine takes his expertise and creativity to turn the restaurant around. On the first day, he observes the staff and kitchen operations during a full service and assesses their performance.

Then, he updates the menu and makes aesthetic changes to the restaurant in preparation for a grand re-opening the following day.

The subject in Opelika? Walters’ Gas & Grill in Society Hill. Located within a gas station, this locally-owned spot is a one-stop-shop for gas, grocery and classic southern dishes. From fried catfish and meatloaf to tomato pies, Walters’ has a lot to choose from.

However, it looks like they’ll need help from Chef Robert Irvine to keep serving up success. Want to be a part of their journey? You’re in luck!

YOU can be a part of the show

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to be part of a hit Food Network show. Walters’ Gas & Grill is inviting you to dine and be one of the first patrons to see the newly-renovated space.


There are two opportunities to dine with Walters’ Gas & Grill during their time in the spotlight:

  • Lunch—Monday, October 17 | 11AM
  • Grand Re-opening Dinner—Tuesday, October 18 | 7PM

How do I secure my spot?

If you’re interested in making a reservation at Walters’ Gas & Grill for either service, email the Restaurant: Impossible production team at by October 13th at Noon (PST). Food Network asks you use the following in your subject line: 2023 / WALTER’S GAS AND GRILL RESERVATIONS.

Please include the following in your email:

  • Your contact information (full name, email address, cell number)
  • Your party size (number of people at your table)
  • Names of the people in your party

What you need to know

This event is first come first serve by email reservation and Food Network can NOT guarantee that everyone who responds will get a table. If you are selected, you will receive a confirmation email close to the date of the dinner.

Production is covering the cost of the lunch meal, but NOT covering the cost of the Grand Re-Opening meal. You will be responsible for paying your own bill.

Guests under eight years old are not permitted. All guests will be required to fill out an appearance release and take a rapid covid test on the day of dining.

Ready to dig in? Follow Walters’ Gas & Grill on Facebook and learn more about Restaurant: Impossible here.

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Gabby Gervais
Gabby Gervais
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