Next on “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” season 2 episode 26: “Managing Expectations.” As construction on West Florissant continues, Miss Robbie pairs her niece Michelle with her sister Jan to co-manage and they immediately start to butt heads. Meanwhile, a broken-down delivery car interferes with Charles’ rehearsal time for his big acting showcase. Plus, Miss Robbie watches Tina Turner reminisce about her days with Miss Robbie as an Ikette.
Tune in for an all-new “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” on Saturday at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on OWN.
“When Robbie Montgomery, a 1960s backup singer and former “Ikette” of the Ike and Tina Turner Revue, suffered a collapsed lung and had to stop singing, she decided to pour her talents into another creative venture — a soul food restaurant called Sweetie Pie’s. At her family-oriented eatery, which she runs with her son, Tim, both hilarity and drama are offered in equal measure. It turns out, at the 70, Miss Robbie’s life in the limelight is not over, as she finds herself still entertaining the masses every day at Sweetie Pie’s.
“You can always find her on the floor of the restaurant, during the busy lunch rush, cutting up and chatting with the slew of customers who come from all over the world to get a taste of her famous soul food. Her headstrong son, Tim, is her business partner, and together they have two Sweetie Pie’s locations running successfully.
“For Miss Robbie, however, that is not enough, and now she is working to build her legacy and plans to open a new, even bigger Sweetie Pie’s in downtown St. Louis, where as a little girl, she was not allowed during segregation. She’s come a long way, and this willful woman doesn’t plan on letting anything stand in the way of her dreams to own a building with a huge restaurant and banquet facility.”