Running a restaurant is not an easy task, as evidenced by all the shows that feature famous chefs trying to turn around failing establishments. The difficult task is made even harder when there are many people involved in the decision-making process, which is where "Restaurant Divided" host Rocco DiSpirito comes into play. In each episode, he visits a struggling restaurant that is run by a family torn apart by conflicting viewpoints on how the eatery can be saved. DiSpirito tests out both ideas by literally dividing the restaurant into two and running both concepts side-by-side, serving real customers and critics, for one night. After the service and taking into consideration many factors -- including profitability, customer reviews and his own expertise -- DeSpirito decides which idea is more successful and remains open.