Restaurant Revisited — Golf: Impossible at Pomona Golf and Country Club

by in Shows, August 13th, 2014

Robert Irvine on Restaurant: ImpossibleAt Pomona Golf and Country Club in Egg Harbor City, N.J., Robert Irvine had to contend not only with a 45-year-old joint golf course and clubhouse but also family friction amongst the owners, sisters Andy Truitt and Pam Grenda, and their cousin, Bruce Ritchie. The trio was facing losses after having failed to attract a fresher audience, and it was up to Robert to reimagine the establishment’s futures. Read on below to hear from Andy and find out how Pomona Golf and Country Club is doing today, a few months after its Restaurant: Impossible transformation.

“Business is slowly picking up,” says Andy. “We’ve had three dinners averaging 25 people.” She adds that they “using the patio” and customers have taken well to the golf carts.

Pam is still cooking at the clubhouse, and she says she’s particularly fond of the “Jumbo Dogs, Black Bean Burger [and] Chicken Salad.”

Pomona Golf and Country Club has begun advertising on Facebook, according to Andy, who says they have instituted “family memberships” and have also “hosted a couple private events.” Andy adds: “Shane does the Facebook advertising. He has filled in for part-timers and is doing odd jobs around the place.”

As far as her relationship with Pam, Andy notes that the two are “talking more, listening more [and] collaborating on some projects.”

Looking ahead to the future, Andy says, “The plan is to continue to grow the business with innovative ideas.” She adds, “We also plan to keep moving forward with improvements.”

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Comments (47)

  1. Wow!! Such an awesome offer!! I hope there provided golf course will be effective for everyone particularly for me and I would like to join there for learning everything including golf. Thanks

  2. Original and unmolested is always good. This reminds me of my friend's 86 Wolfsburg edition Golf which drove OK by my then low standards. Personally I prefer A1 to A2 but somebody should preserve this just to remind people that not every 80s Golf was a GTI, just as not every late 60s Pontiac was GTO.

  3. Allen Benner says:

    I travel to the Atlantic City Area every week and never knew it was there. I will give it a go and try the golf and the food. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  4. Kate says:

    If you want families to hang around add a swimming pool.

  5. jersey girl says:

    The place has possibilities, but I think that the old-timers should retire and let Shane do the hiring.
    The elders seem burned-out and very tired. That's ok, they've earned a rest. I mean, how about a little golf at an 18 hole course, maybe even a martini after.
    Cheers, and good luck.

  6. Carol says:

    Great show but soon these owners will need to retire. Hopefully Shane will be able to step up to the plate and take over and maybe that was his plan all along. Its a nice little golf course and restaurant but could definitely use some new energy.

  7. Terry says:

    Mini Golf for the family and college and high school date nights

  8. Moni says:

    This place can make so much money if they put the hard work and effort into it. $$$ everywhere if cards are played right.

  9. Christie says:

    Sadly, I have to say that I don't believe this place has a chance of succeeding. No way. As someone above said, it's a low end golf course and their food matched. Now that the clubhouse is redone, they need to do serious work on that course-definitely hire a pro and a marketing company-in order to even STAY in business. I just don't see it. We have a low end golf course that actually has decent food and I NEVER think of eating there. The only time I do is when I go there for a wedding. I hope I'm wrong!

  10. foodcritic101 says:

    Wow. The only one that didn't look like he belonged in a sanitarium was the young fellow. I hope he can take over because the dysfunction of the sisters and brother will kill that place. And, they need a chef to keep it going or at least, a short order cook. Otherwise, it's a hopeless mess and sprucing up the golf course won't help.

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