The first series of THE RESTAURANT was just Rocco and his mother. His kitchen caught on fire. There was no Geoffery. Now as I was watching this season it looked like they cut some scenes from the first series like the fire and quick put it in the second series and different times I would have flash backs like I had seen that scene before. Mother, Rocco, and the awning out in front are older but everthing else except Geoffery is the same. First season ended with Rocco and his Mother looking for small quaint places to open their restaurant up, but I am sure the TV cameras and crew would not have fit.