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Kitchen Nightmares Episodes

Kitchen Nightmares Episodes

Anonymous12 March 2015 at 05:30I think it's very apparent that this show gravitated towards finding businesses that would create a lot of drama for television, and less towards places that could actually be helped.Look at the Black Pearl and Amy's Baking Company episodes. As the series progressed, the owners got more and more outlandish.Watch the original UK episodes and the USA episodes start looking like a reality TV nightmare. The UK episodes feel more real and humble in comparison. The US episodes feel like they went into asylums and pulled out the patients.ReplyDelete
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Kitchen Nightmares Episodes

I think it's very apparent that this show gravitated towards finding businesses that would create a lot of drama for television, and less towards places that could actually be helped.Look at the Black Pearl and Amy's Baking Company episodes. As the series progressed, the owners got more and more outlandish.Watch the original UK episodes and the USA episodes start looking like a reality TV nightmare. The UK episodes feel more real and humble in comparison. The US episodes feel like they went into asylums and pulled out the patients.
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Kitchen Nightmares Episodes

Hell's Kitchen introduced me to Gordon Ramsay. The commercials for that show portray him as a harsh tyrant in a chef's jacket. This is not the case on Hell's Kitchen or on Kitchen Nightmares. Kitchen Nightmares is an enjoyable show that allows the viewer to better understand what goes on behind the scenes of the restaurant business. Part of the the show's entertainment though lies in the incompetence and arrogance of those working in the restaurants Gordon Ramsay sets out to rescue. Without Gordon Ramsay, this show would find itself on The Food Network or TLC. He truly makes the show great as he is hard but fair. He seeks to raise the bar to improve skills, decor and ultimately business. As he does this, it makes for a fairly entertaining reality show.
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Kitchen Nightmares Episodes

Critics have commented that Fox’s adaptation of Kitchen Nightmares strayed from the strengths of the original Channel 4 series. Maureen Ryan of the Chicago Tribune said, “Leave it to Fox to take something the Brits did pretty well and muck it up”. She added, “Never mind the cooking; this edition of the show appears to be more interested in playing up the family dramas at the restaurants Ramsay visits”. Robert Lloyd of the Los Angeles Times commented, “Whereas the British Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares is fundamentally a food show — it has interesting things to show you about how a restaurant runs and a kitchen works, the wonders of local markets and what you can make from them if you’re Gordon Ramsay or willing to follow his instructions — the Fox edition emphasizes mishap, argument and emotional breakdown almost to the exclusion of cuisine”.
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Kitchen Nightmares Episodes

I think what people fail to realize is that Ramsay is not a miracle worker; he can't hold the hands of the owner, chefs, etc. Often in these episodes, the biggest problem is with a lack of commitment or laziness, and no amount of help is going to revive those businesses. Sometimes, you just get people who have no idea what they're doing trying to run a restaurant, and Gordon can't teach these people all there is to know about the business—it's inevitable they'll get taken advantage of or get some bad advice or fumble some other way. It's very hard to get people to truly change themselves with the kind of long-term commitment required to revive a business and make it thrive, and the behavior of people is the central issue in most episodes.
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Kitchen Nightmares Episodes

Abhijit Kiran18 May 2013 at 16:39Actually, in the UK version, Gordon helped 29% of the businesses (7 restaurants out of 24 are still open to date). However, his success should be more than that since in many cases, he helped keep the business open for a while at least, whereas without his intervention those restaurants would've closed very soon. So, though some restaurants closed eventually, at least they stayed open a little longer, till some other crisis hit, like the credit crisis on 2008.In the US version, Ramsay saved a whopping 46% of the restaurants so far (32 saved out of 69). However, I doubt that some of the restaurants that are still open will soon close, as these episodes are very recent so may be they will close in a short while. Still, even if 10 restaurants close, about 32% where still saved (22 out of 69). So I think it is good. Indeed, Gordon helps more than 30% of them survive!Delete
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Kitchen Nightmares Episodes

Anonymous21 October 2013 at 20:55Thanks for this, watching the episodes and then coming here to see what happened is great. Totally blew my mind about Season 1 of the US, Campania. I have to say I knew something was up with Joe, like when he had to choose who to send home and all the prettiest girls stayed. Was the Jessica in the episode the one he ended up sleeping with? His poor wife.. she went through such a roller-coaster with that guy to then be let down so hard. Where did all that money come from? When Gordon went to their house it was ridiculous, with the teenage son with 3 professional looking guitars expertly hanging in his room. Joe goes onto to shrug and smile when he tells Gordon he's lost 120 grand. Yes, something was very wrong with the whole thing and to later hear how it ended.. tragic but I think Joe never really cared about anything beyond having a good time.ReplyDelete
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Kitchen Nightmares Episodes

Anonymous11 June 2015 at 21:38Loved the list. I heard about it because someone referred to his success rate which he they obviously considered low. Rather than bag GR he just said people could find it on the internet. I have 20 years experience in turnaround. The fact that 40% of these businesses are still operating is remarkable, especially those with exactly the same owners who were previously going broke because of their own attitudes and behaviour. Obviously all will eventually close but as several have said, it is great that so many stayed open for a lot longer. The best episodes for me were where the family pressures showed up and Gordon was able to calm everyone down and focus on what was important for the business and the relationships. Sorry to see Fish & Anchor closed and thrilled to see Quelcuttis Tapas still open and getting good reviews.I think watching a series of the UK shows should be compulsory for anyone opening any type of business.ReplyDelete
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Actually, in the UK version, Gordon helped 29% of the businesses (7 restaurants out of 24 are still open to date). However, his success should be more than that since in many cases, he helped keep the business open for a while at least, whereas without his intervention those restaurants would've closed very soon. So, though some restaurants closed eventually, at least they stayed open a little longer, till some other crisis hit, like the credit crisis on 2008.In the US version, Ramsay saved a whopping 46% of the restaurants so far (32 saved out of 69). However, I doubt that some of the restaurants that are still open will soon close, as these episodes are very recent so may be they will close in a short while. Still, even if 10 restaurants close, about 32% where still saved (22 out of 69). So I think it is good. Indeed, Gordon helps more than 30% of them survive!
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Thanks for this, watching the episodes and then coming here to see what happened is great. Totally blew my mind about Season 1 of the US, Campania. I have to say I knew something was up with Joe, like when he had to choose who to send home and all the prettiest girls stayed. Was the Jessica in the episode the one he ended up sleeping with? His poor wife.. she went through such a roller-coaster with that guy to then be let down so hard. Where did all that money come from? When Gordon went to their house it was ridiculous, with the teenage son with 3 professional looking guitars expertly hanging in his room. Joe goes onto to shrug and smile when he tells Gordon he's lost 120 grand. Yes, something was very wrong with the whole thing and to later hear how it ended.. tragic but I think Joe never really cared about anything beyond having a good time.
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Loved the list. I heard about it because someone referred to his success rate which he they obviously considered low. Rather than bag GR he just said people could find it on the internet. I have 20 years experience in turnaround. The fact that 40% of these businesses are still operating is remarkable, especially those with exactly the same owners who were previously going broke because of their own attitudes and behaviour. Obviously all will eventually close but as several have said, it is great that so many stayed open for a lot longer. The best episodes for me were where the family pressures showed up and Gordon was able to calm everyone down and focus on what was important for the business and the relationships. Sorry to see Fish & Anchor closed and thrilled to see Quelcuttis Tapas still open and getting good reviews.I think watching a series of the UK shows should be compulsory for anyone opening any type of business.

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