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Montana Film Office

Kalispell restaurant featured on “Restaurant Impossible”

MT Crews & Services Hired: 10 | Total Economic Impact: $57,750

Filming dates: 9/18 – 9/20
MT Crew Hired: 5
Local Extras / Cast: 30
MT Service Providers: 5
Film Location(s): Kalispell

Producers of Food Network’s “Restaurant Impossible” reality show, ShootersTV shot the transformation of the Rising Sun Bistro in Kalispell, Mont., in September 2012. Star of “Restaurant Impossible” Chef Robert Irving, who renovates and re-energizes struggling restaurants throughout the country, helped the French-themed restaurant located in historic downtown Kalispell face its mountain of problems. In the two-day shoot, Chef Irvine used $10,000, his fearless manpower and driving motivation to get the owners and the restaurant on the right track. The episode airs Dec. 19, 2012, at 10 p.m. EST/PST. Montana crew was hired for the two-day shoot.