Homer eats some cheap expired ham from the Kwik-E-Mart, and gets rushed to hospital. Homer takes his story to "Bite Back," a TV watchdog programme, and Apu is subsequently fired by the Kwik-E-Mart corporation.
Apu moves in with the Simpsons, helping around the house. However, after a song and dance routine, he reveals that he misses his old job, and decides to visit the original Kwik-E-Mart headquarters in India. Meanwhile, actor James Woods takes over running the Springfield Kwik-E-Mart, as research for an upcoming movie.
Apu, accompanied by Homer, reaches the Kwik-E-Mart headquarters, where they meet the president and CEO of the corporation. He grants them three questions, but Homer intervenes, costing Apu his chance to be rehired.
Back in Springfield, Apu goes to the Kwik-E-Mart to face his demons, but ends up taking a bullet for James Woods during a robbery. Grateful for saving his life, Woods gets Apu his job back.