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Dinner time: Pennington and Freitag are saving the American diner

Ty Pennington hosts “American Diner Revival”

Ty Pennington and Amanda Freitag host “American Diner Revival”
Whew! That was a rough few years, wasn't it? The economy may be on the upswing now (at least that's what the papers have been saying), but the recession of the past few years sure did a number on a lot of businesses, and it's no secret that restaurants were particularly hit hard. After all, when times are tough, it's just so much more affordable to eat at home! Perhaps that's why shows like Robert Irvine's "Restaurant Impossible" and Gordon Ramsay's "Kitchen Nightmares" have become so popular. A restaurant with dated decor and below-average cuisine might be able to limp by during the good times, but when money gets tight for potential customers, who really wants to waste ...