Kitchen Nightmares USA - 65 out of the 77 Restaurants Have Closed Down! - Techie + Gamers (2023)

Diving into the tumultuous world of Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Kitchen Nightmares’, we traverse through a culinary rollercoaster, exploring the fates of the restaurants that dared to invite the fiery chef into their kitchens. From thriving success stories to heartbreaking closures, every eatery has a tale to tell. Let’s take a look at which restaurants are still in business!

Click on a season below to jump to the relevant section!

  • Season 1 – 100% closed down
  • Season 2 – 100% closed down
  • Season 3 – 82% closed down
  • Season 4 – 83% closed down
  • Season 5 – 71% closed down
  • Season 6 – 85% closed down
  • Season 7 – 67% closed down

Season 1

  1. Peters – Closed in December 2008. The Italian restaurant located in Babylon, New York, was not able to sustain its business after the show, with the owners eventually deciding to shut down.
  2. Dillons/Purnima – Closed in 2009. Despite a complete overhaul and rebranding by Gordon Ramsay, the restaurant in New York City could not stay afloat. The owner, Martin, even attempted to sue Ramsay for $3 million and prevent the episode from airing, but the case was dismissed.
  3. The Mixing Bowl – Closed in January 2009. The Mixing Bowl in Bellmore, New York, faced closure not long after Ramsay’s intervention. The restaurant had even temporarily closed before filming but had reopened for the show.
  4. Seascape – Closed in August 2017. The Seascape Inn located in Islip, New York, reverted back to their old menu after the episode was filmed, and unfortunately, this did not help their business. They closed down five months post filming.
  5. The Olde Stone Mill – Open. After being sold to new owners in 2009, the restaurant in Tuckahoe, New York, continues to operate. The previous owner, Dean, has since had minor acting roles and hosted a hunting show.
  6. Sebastians – Closed in January 2008. The family-owned pizzeria in Toluca Lake, California, closed down after the family decided to move back to Boston. Sebastian, the owner, had a small part in a movie and runs landscaping and financial companies.
  7. Finn McCool’s – Closed in March 2012. The family-run Irish pub in Westhampton, New York, was sold in 2009, with the family continuing to work there. However, due to lease issues, they eventually closed.
  8. Lelas – Closed shortly after filming. The Pomona, California restaurant was facing high debts that were too large to recover from, leading to its closure.
  9. Campania – Closed in January 2011. The Fair Lawn, New Jersey, Italian eatery was sold in September 2010. Tragically, the previous owner, Joe, took his own life just eight days after the sale.
  10. The Secret Garden – Closed in March 2010. The restaurant in Moorpark, California, was sold after the show. While the first sale fell through, the owner managed to find another buyer. The restaurant abandoned Ramsay’s changes soon after filming.

Season 2

  1. Handlebar – Closed in 2009. Located in Mount Sinai, New York, this restaurant didn’t last long after Ramsay’s visit. Despite a full makeover and menu revamp, the owners reverted back to their old ways shortly after filming, and the restaurant eventually closed.
  2. Giuseppi’s – Closed in 2009. The Macomb Township, Michigan, restaurant faced an uphill battle with a struggling economy, and despite the efforts of Ramsay and the show, they were unable to turn their business around.
  3. Trobiano’s – Closed in October 2008. This Italian restaurant in Great Neck, New York, closed due to bankruptcy, even before their episode aired. The owners blamed the economy and a drop in customers for their closure.
  4. Black Pearl – Closed in 2008. This New York City seafood restaurant, despite a full makeover and a simplified menu, closed down just a few days after their episode aired. The owners claimed that the show was more interested in creating drama for TV than in genuinely helping their restaurant.
  5. J Willy’s – Closed in February 2009. Located in South Bend, Indiana, the owners cited the economic downturn as the reason for their closure. They weren’t able to turn the business around despite Ramsay’s help.
  6. Hannah & Mason’s – Closed in 2010. This French bistro in Cranbury, New Jersey, held on for a couple of years after their episode aired, but eventually closed down due to a lack of business.
  7. Jack’s Waterfront – Closed in 2010. This St. Clair Shores, Michigan, restaurant faced a variety of challenges, including a poor location and an unsatisfying menu, which ultimately led to their closure.
  8. Sabatiello’s – Closed in 2008. This Stamford, Connecticut, Italian restaurant closed down not long after their episode aired, due to a combination of poor reviews and a decline in business.
  9. Fiesta Sunrise – Closed in 2008. This West Nyack, New York, Mexican restaurant was seized by the state shortly after Ramsay’s visit due to unpaid taxes.
  10. Sante La Brea – Closed in 2011. This health food restaurant in Los Angeles, California, struggled to stay afloat after their episode aired, and eventually closed down due to a lack of business.
  11. Cafe 36 – Closed in 2009. This La Grange, Illinois, French-American bistro faced an uphill battle from the start, and despite a full makeover and menu revamp from Ramsay, they were unable to turn their business around.

Season 3

  1. Hot Potato Cafe – Closed in 2010. This cafe in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was known for its potato-based menu. Despite Ramsay’s efforts to revamp the menu and decor, the business struggled and eventually closed down.
  2. Flamangos – Closed in 2010. This Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, restaurant was rebranded as “The Junction” during the show, but the owners reverted back to the original name and menu after filming, which contributed to its closure.
  3. Bazzini – Closed in 2010. This Ridgewood, New Jersey, Italian restaurant struggled to keep up with the competition and high costs of operation. Despite Ramsay’s attempts to streamline the menu and improve service, they ultimately had to shut down.
  4. Mojito – Closed in 2011. Despite the Cuban restaurant’s promising location in Brooklyn, New York, and Ramsay’s efforts to revamp the menu and improve service, the restaurant eventually closed due to poor management and financial issues.
  5. Lido di Manhattan – Still open. This Manhattan Beach, California, Italian restaurant managed to turn things around after Ramsay’s visit. It’s one of the rare success stories of the show, with improved food quality and service leading to increased business.
  6. Le Bistro – Still open. This Lighthouse Point, Florida, French restaurant managed to survive after Ramsay’s intervention. The owner’s stubbornness was a key point of contention in the episode, but they ultimately took Ramsay’s advice and are still in operation.
  7. Casa Roma – Closed in 2012. Despite Ramsay’s efforts to help this Lancaster, California, Italian restaurant, it closed due to an inability to maintain standards and keep up with the competition.
  8. Mama Rita’s – Closed in 2010. This Newbury Park, California, Mexican restaurant faced a multitude of problems, from poor food quality to high food costs, and despite Ramsay’s best efforts, they eventually had to shut their doors.
  9. Anna Vincenzo’s – Closed in 2010. Despite Ramsay’s attempts to help this Boca Raton, Florida, Italian restaurant, the owner’s refusal to accept criticism and change led to its downfall.
  10. Fleming – Closed in 2010. This Miami, Florida, Danish restaurant had lost its way, and despite Ramsay’s attempts to reignite the owner’s passion and revamp the menu, it eventually closed down.
  11. Sushi Ko – Closed in 2009. This Thousand Oaks, California, sushi restaurant faced a lack of customers and internal family conflict. Despite Ramsay’s efforts, they were unable to turn their business around and closed shortly after filming.

Season 4

  1. Spanish Pavillion: The restaurant, located in Harrison, New Jersey, is still open. After Gordon’s intervention, Michael decided to step away from the daily operations, and business has improved since the episode was filmed. The reviews have been mostly positive, with particular praise for the paella and sangria.
  2. Classic American: Unfortunately, this restaurant closed in August 2013. After the episode aired, they continued offering catering services.
  3. PJ’s Steakhouse: This Queens-based restaurant closed a few weeks after filming in May 2010. The takings were low, the debts were high, and the owners decided to return to the construction trade.
  4. Grasshopper Also: Located in Carlstadt, New Jersey, the restaurant closed in October 2012. It was sold and reopened under new management, new staff, and with a new makeover. The restaurant has changed hands several times since.
  5. Davide: This Italian restaurant located in Boston closed in May 2014 after being sold in January 2014. The owners wanted to start a farming venture and food tours of Boston’s North End.
  6. Downcity: Downcity, located in Providence, Rhode Island, closed on December 10th, 2011. They were struggling due to the decline of the local economy. After the restaurant’s closure, Aby became a personal trainer.
  7. Cafe Tavolini: This Bridgeport restaurant closed in December 2010, just weeks after filming. The reason given was medical issues, mentioned in an answerphone recording.
  8. Kingston Cafe: Kingston Cafe in Pasadena, California, closed as a restaurant in August 2018. However, the space is still being used for events and catering functions.
  9. La Frite: La Frite in Sherman Oaks, California, closed in September 2017. The restaurant was sold to a new owner in July 2016 who decided to change the restaurant to an Italian eatery called Modo Mio.
  10. The Capri Restaurant: This Italian restaurant in Eagle Rock, California is now closed. The restaurant closed in September 2019 due to health issues experienced by the twins and declining sales.
  11. Zeke’s: Zeke’s, located in Metairie, Louisiana, closed in October 2012. The restaurant was sold to new owners, and Daryll and Ellen now own LUCA Eats in New Orleans.
  12. Oceana Grill: Still open, the restaurant was sold to new owners who have sued the production company over clips showing the poor state of the kitchen as this does not represent the higher standards under their ownership. The restaurant is located in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Season 5

  1. Blackberry’s Catering and Family Restaurant: This soul food restaurant in Plainfield, New Jersey, unfortunately closed its doors in March 2013 due to ongoing financial difficulties. The owner, Shelly Withers, transitioned to a catering business after the closure.
  2. Leone’s: Located in Montclair, New Jersey, Leone’s is still open and operational. The restaurant has made improvements in food quality and service since Ramsay’s intervention.
  3. Mike & Nellie’s: This steak and seafood restaurant in Oakhurst, New Jersey, closed in January 2012, shortly after their episode aired. The owner, Mike, reportedly passed away in 2011.
  4. Luigi’s D’Italia: Luigi’s, an Italian restaurant situated in Anaheim, California, remains open and has received mostly positive reviews following Ramsay’s visit.
  5. Burger Kitchen: Unfortunately, this Los Angeles, California restaurant closed in February 2012, just a few months after their episode aired.
  6. The Greek at the Harbor: This Greek restaurant in Ventura, California, continues to operate with mixed reviews. While some customers have criticized the changes made after Ramsay’s visit, others have praised the entertainment and food.
  7. Michon’s: Michon’s, located in College Park, Georgia, closed its doors in August 2013. The closure was attributed to a variety of factors, including negative reviews and financial difficulties.
  8. El Greco: El Greco, an Italian restaurant in Austin, Texas, closed in December 2011 due to mounting debts and internal conflicts. The negative reviews continued after Ramsay’s intervention, criticizing the food and service.
  9. Park’s Edge: Park’s Edge, situated in Atlanta, Georgia, closed in early 2014 after their lease expired. Despite some initial positive changes, including a revamped menu, the restaurant was unable to secure a new location.
  10. Spin-A-Yarn Steakhouse: Spin-A-Yarn Steakhouse, located in Fremont, California, remains open and continues to receive positive reviews. The restaurant’s decision to reintroduce some popular dishes has been well-received by customers.
  11. Charlie’s Italian Bistro: Unfortunately, Charlie’s Italian Bistro in La Verne, California, closed in July 2012. The owner, Genevieve, tragically passed away due to complications related to epilepsy.
  12. Café Hon: Café Hon, located in Baltimore, Maryland, is still open and operational. Despite initial controversies surrounding the “Hon” trademark issue, the restaurant has regained the support of the local community with positive reviews and popular dishes like their meatloaf.
  13. Chiarella’s Ristorante: Chiarella’s Ristorante in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, closed on June 30, 2015, after their lease expired and they couldn’t afford the increased rent.
  14. Zocalo: Zocalo, a Mexican restaurant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, closed in January 2013. The closure was attributed to accumulating debts, including unpaid taxes. Additionally, the owners, Greg and Mary, divorced, and Greg remarried a waitress named Maria.

Season 6

  1. La Galleria 33 – Closed. The restaurant closed suddenly in November 2018 with no announcement of the closure.
  2. Barefoot Bobs – Closed. They shut their doors unexpectedly in December 2016 without any announcement. Before the closure, they had reverted to their original menu and brought back the tiki decor.
  3. Mama Maria’s – Open. After returning some customer favorites to the menu and tweaking recipes, reviews have been mostly positive, with praise for John, the atmosphere, and service.
  4. Ms Jean’s Southern Cuisine – Open. The restaurant moved to a new location and has seen significant improvement in reviews since 2017.
  5. Olde Hitching Post – Open. The reviews are mostly positive, with seafood being popular among customers. However, they stopped serving breakfast in 2019, which disappointed many patrons.
  6. Levanti’s American Bistro – Closed. The restaurant closed in November 2013 after Tony decided to retire nine months after the episode was aired.
  7. Sam’s Mediterranean Kabob Room – Closed. They closed in January 2014 as appearing on the show did not increase customer numbers, and more competition had opened in the area.
  8. Nino’s Italian Restaurant – Closed. They closed in August 2016 due to retirement. Carina stated that the remodel was done using cheap furniture that was not fit for purpose.
  9. Mill Street Bistro – Closed. After Joe renamed the restaurant to Maple City Tavern, they eventually closed in February 2016. Joe later sued Gordon after the episode for missing items and damage to the restaurant.
  10. Yanni’s Greek Restaurant – Open. They returned some of their old dishes to the menu, and reviews are mostly positive, with the moussaka being a hit with customers.
  11. Prohibition Grille – Closed. They closed their doors in July 2017. Chef Rocky subsequently opened his own restaurant, which had excellent reviews before its closure.
  12. Chappy’s – Closed. Chappy blames the closure on Gordon and has opened and closed several restaurants since appearing on the show.
  13. Amy’s Baking Company – Closed. The restaurant closed in September due to landlord troubles and subsequent online drama. Amy planned to open an online cookery school. Amy and Samy have moved to Israel.

Season 7

  1. Pantaleone’s – Open. The restaurant saw a 70% improvement in business after the episode aired and added a delivery service in 2017. The reviews are generally positive.
  2. The Old Neighborhood Restaurant – Closed. The restaurant shut down on May 1st, 2016 after being sold. The building itself was sold earlier in June 2014.
  3. Kati Allo – Closed. This restaurant closed in April 2014, just days after the episode aired. Although the closure was initially meant to be temporary for renovations, they never reopened.
  4. Mangia Mangia – Closed. They closed their doors in November 2014. Trevor, a staff member, went to rehab, got clean, and planned to go to culinary school.
  5. Zayna Flaming Grill – Open. The restaurant was sold to a new owner in September 2015 and reviews are generally positive.
  6. Bella Luna – Closed. They closed 3 and a half months after filming in November 2013 and attributed the closure to a dispute with the landlord.


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How many of the Kitchen Nightmare restaurants stayed open? ›

Kitchen Nightmares Closure and Success Rates as March 2023

There are 21 Kitchen Nightmares restaurants still open and 84 Kitchen Nightmares restaurants that have closed. Click on the link for each restaurant to read more about why the Kitchen nightmares closed. We are currently reworking this post, please bear with us!

What happened to Joe from Giuseppe's Kitchen Nightmares? ›

Chef On Gordon Ramsay's 'Kitchen Nightmares' Dies By Suicide

In September 2010, Joseph Cerniglia's body was found in the Hudson River after authorities received 911 calls about a man jumping off the George Washington Bridge.

How fake is Kitchen Nightmares? ›

Like with any reality show, however, not all aspects of the restaurant makeover show are entirely true (note, however, that the drama at Amy's Baking Company was reportedly all real.) Clever editing, fudging details, and even hamming things up for the camera are all par for the course with reality shows.

Why was Kitchen Nightmares cancelled? ›

But in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ramsay revealed he put the end to one of his shows himself. “I canceled my own show on Fox, Kitchen Nightmares,” Ramsay said. He explained he hit a breaking point with one of the restaurants on his show and realized he had enough.

When did Gordon Ramsay stop doing Kitchen Nightmares? ›

Kitchen Nightmares debuted in 2004 and ran for seven seasons until the 56-year-old chef called it quits in 2014. At the time, Gordon said of the decision to end the show's run: "I'm currently filming four new episodes for [the UK's] Channel 4, which will be my last," he stated in a letter to fans on his website.

When did Gordon Ramsay stop making Kitchen Nightmares? ›

On June 23, 2014, Ramsay announced that he was ending the series; the final episode aired on September 12 that year.

Has Gordon Ramsay ever hired a chef from Kitchen Nightmares? ›

Revisited episode

It's noted that a few members in the kitchen team have changed; in particular, two of them have been hired by Ramsay himself to work at his restaurants.

What happened to Nino from Kitchen Nightmares? ›

Nino's Italian Restaurant permanently closed on 14 August 2016, after 58 years as a family owned business.

Who is the owner of Joe Campania? ›

joe cerniglia - Owner - Campania Restaurant | LinkedIn.

Who did Gordon Ramsay throw out of his restaurant? ›

Critic AA Gill and his companion Joan Collins were thrown out of Ramsay's self-titled restaurant in Chelsea in 1998.

How fake is Hells Kitchen? ›

In regards to the show's actual content, most of it is real. None of the contestants are actors, nor are their interactions scripted — instead, as Ramsay has stated to Emmy Magazine, the show is cast to instigate actual conflict.

Are Kitchen Nightmares paid? ›

Customers on Kitchen Nightmares are paid

But there's one claim that might have some weight to it, and that's the one where customers are said to be paid actors. It's likely a half-truth, if the fine print of the credits is to be believed.

Why did Gordon Ramsay quit Hell's Kitchen? ›

I got fed up with Kitchen Nightmares because I was getting s--t,” the chef recently remarked. “So I woke up one morning and I thought 'F--k it, I'm done. '” Now, Ramsay regrets this decision, telling the Daily News: “Yes, it was wrong to pull my own show off air, but that's it.”

What celebrity chef was on Kitchen Nightmares? ›

More Stories By Peter. Gordon Ramsay is getting back into the failing restaurant game. The celebrity chef is bringing back his long-running series Kitchen Nightmares for Fox. The show ran for seven seasons and nearly 100 episodes between 2007 and 2014.

Which restaurant cancelled Kitchen Nightmares? ›

This is what happened to the restaurants on Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares
  • Nino's Italian Restaurant – retired.
  • Amy's Baking Company – closed.
  • Peter's Italian Restaurant – closed.
  • Zayna's Flaming Grill – survived.
  • Seascape – closed.
  • Luigi's D'Italia – survived.
  • Campania – chef passed away.

How many Kitchen Nightmares has Gordon Ramsay done? ›

'I've had a phenomenal 10 years making 123 episodes, 12 seasons, shot across 2 continents, watched by tens of millions of people and sold to over 150 countries,' Ramsay continued. 'It's been a blast, but it's time to call it a day.'

How much does Gordon Ramsay make per episode of Kitchen Nightmares? ›

Salary Highlights

Gordon Ramsay's salary per episode is $225,000. He typically earns around $45 million per year from his media and restaurant empire.

How many restaurants did Gordon Ramsay help in Kitchen Nightmares? ›

Not a great start! Gordon Ramsay saves just TWO restaurants out of 21 on first two seasons of Kitchen Nightmares. Restaurant owners desperate to save their business may want to avoid calling on Gordon Ramsay.

What's the difference between Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares? ›

Hell's Kitchen is best enjoyed when you watch an entire season from start-to-finish, as you get to see the contestants adapt and grow with the heightening competition. Kitchen Nightmares, however, is anthological, so you can watch any episode and still enjoy it.

What does Gordon Ramsay do now? ›

While best known as a celebrity chef now, Ramsay is successful in a variety of other ventures outside of food and television. Most notably as a published author, Ramsay has released a number of books, many of which have become bestsellers around the world; including his autobiography, Roasting in Hell's Kitchen.

Did chef Ramsay like any food on Kitchen Nightmares? ›

It's not often that Gordon likes the food but there are some dishes he has liked and even loved! The catfish goujons with homemade pineapple salsa are nice and light. What is this? The main is a clumsy mess of soul food - ribs, chicken and succotash but tastes phenomenal with tender ribs and he empties his plate!

Who was the chef that made Gordon Ramsay cry? ›

White also once made a young Gordon Ramsay cry while Ramsay worked for him, and later said, "I don't recall what he'd done wrong but I yelled at him and he lost it. Gordon crouched down in the corner of the kitchen, buried his head in his hands and started sobbing."

What's the best Kitchen Nightmares episode? ›

The Top 15 Kitchen Nightmares Episodes, Ranked
  1. Amy's Baking Company (Season 6, Episode 16)
  2. Dillon's (Season 1, Episode 2) ...
  3. Momma Cherri's Soul Food Shack (Season 2, Episode 3) ...
  4. Mill Street Bistro (Season 6, Episodes 11 & 12) ...
  5. Burger Kitchen (Season 5, Episodes 6 & 7) ...
  6. La Galleria 33 (Season 6, Episode 1 & 2) ...
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Are Bobby Flay and Gordon Ramsay friends? ›

Gordon Ramsay and Bobby Flay are frenemies.

Who tried to sue Kitchen Nightmares? ›

On Wednesday, the parent company for Oceana Grill filed a lawsuit in Orleans Parish Civil District Court against Ramsay and the production company behind “Kitchen Nightmares.” The restaurant company, Cajun Conti, claims defamation and is seeking damages and also asking the court to block the use of the clip.

How many Kitchen Nightmares fail? ›

I meet thousands of business owners and would-be entrepreneurs. Based on my experiences, I would've thought that the number was higher. The fact that it's only a 60 percent failure rate is a testament to Ramsay's abilities.

Will Kitchen Nightmares return? ›

Gordon Ramsay's 'Kitchen Nightmares' Will Return to Fox After Nearly a Decade Off the Air. Gordon Ramsay is ready to once again rebuild failing restaurants. After nearly a decade off the air, Fox announced on Monday that Ramsay's series, Kitchen Nightmares, will re-join the network's lineup.

Who runs Gordon Ramsay's restaurants? ›

Founded in 1997, Gordon Ramsay Restaurants comprises the restaurant business of acclaimed chef, restaurateur, TV personality and author Gordon Ramsay. It is one of the largest privately-owned restaurant groups in the UK, with additional restaurants internationally across the USA, France, Dubai, Singapore and more.

How many restaurants does Gordon Ramsay own and run? ›

Whether it's for his televised hot temper tantrums or his culinary excellence, you're sure to have heard his name multiple times before. So, for a chef with such a lengthy and decorated career, how many restaurants does he actually own? As of January 2023, Ramsay has 58 restaurants across a variety of names.

What happened to Melissa Cerniglia? ›

Eight days after Campania Holding Corp. purchased CWB1, Cerniglia committed suicide. (Id.

What famous actress did Gordon Ramsay kick out? ›

Also, Ramsay once made actress Joan Collins leave one of his most popular restaurants in London.

Why did Gordon Ramsay lose restaurants? ›

Why did acclaimed chef and restaurateur Gordan Ramsey lose his Michelin stars? Distractify explained the reason for the loss of stars in a quote from Michael Ellis, Michelin's Guide Director: "We've had issues with consistency, and consistency is a huge thing for us."

Is it safe to walk to Hells Kitchen? ›

It's mostly very safe, but I typically avoid the edges (near Port Authority). It's close to Times Square, but it's very easy to avoid. Hell's Kitchen is pretty central so it's easy to get all over the city, and there are a lot of transit options (especially on 8th avenue).

Is it safe to stay in Hells Kitchen? ›

Spots To Watch Out For

Alphabet City and the Lower East Side should be explored with caution. Hell's Kitchen is still known for muggings, and areas like Brownsville and Hunts Point still struggle with high violent crime rates and prostitution. Most of these areas aren't tourist hot spots, so they're easy to avoid.

Are Hell's Kitchen diners actors? ›

The diners were, in fact, real people who were recruited to test out the food and service in the “restaurant.” (The building, by the way, is a former TV studio converted into a restaurant and dorm area for the production.)

Are the Lost Kitchen employees paid? ›

You will need to specify your availability upon application, and be able to travel to The Lost Kitchen. We offer a competitive salary including staff food.

Do Hell's Kitchen guests pay? ›

No, people do not eat for free on Hell's Kitchen. Each competitor on the show must purchase the ingredients for the dishes they prepare and pay for each meal.

Has any Hell's kitchen winner been fired? ›

Hell's Kitchen winner Ja'Nel Witt loses Las Vegas head chef job after 'failing drug test' (but keeps $250k salary) | Daily Mail Online.

Who turned down Hell's kitchen? ›

After winning Hell's Kitchen season 18, Ariel was offered the grand prize of working as the executive chef at Gordon Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen Restaurant at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. Shockingly, Ariel turned down the coveted position, much to the dismay of fans.

How did Hell's kitchen get destroyed? ›

The Bombing of Hell's Kitchen was the destruction of the Russian Mafia's holdings planned by Wilson Fisk in order to rebuild Hell's Kitchen.

What is Gordon Ramsay favorite food? ›

However, Ramsay has revealed his favorite American food is grits topped with shrimp and Parmesan cheese.

What is Gordon Ramsay's favorite fast food? ›

In an interview with Thrillist in 2022, Ramsay said he definitely preferred In-N-Out to the East Coast chain Shake Shack. "No offense to my friend Danny Meyer of Shake Shack, but it's an In-N-Out burger, all the way," he said. "Especially when it's freshly cooked and served animal style. Nothing better."

What is Gordon Ramsay's most famous dish? ›

Everything About Gordon Ramsay's Signature Dish

Beef Wellington is one of the most delicious dishes that chef Gordon Ramsay is most known for. The combined effect of juicy beef tenderloin, special duxelles, and prosciutto wrapped in a pastry shell is simply divine [1]. “Chefs don't make mistakes; they make new dishes.”

Do any restaurants survive after Kitchen Nightmares? ›

Kitchen Nightmares Closure and Success Rates as March 2023

There are 21 Kitchen Nightmares restaurants still open and 84 Kitchen Nightmares restaurants that have closed. Click on the link for each restaurant to read more about why the Kitchen nightmares closed. We are currently reworking this post, please bear with us!

How many Hell's Kitchen restaurants are there? ›

Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen is a multi-national fine dining restaurant chain, owned by British chef Gordon Ramsay, and based on the reality TV show Hell's Kitchen. As of early 2023 the chain consists of five USA locations and one in Dubai.

How many Michelin stars does Gordon Ramsay have? ›

Gordon Ramsay: 17 Michelin Stars

Ramsay is associated with seven current Michelin Stars, but throughout his career his restaurants have earned a total of 17 stars.

What 15 restaurants are still open from Kitchen Nightmares? ›

10 Kitchen Nightmares Restaurants That Are Still Open
  • 10 Zayna Flaming Grill.
  • 9 Pantaleone's.
  • 8 Mama Maria's.
  • 7 Ms. Jean's Southern Cuisine.
  • 6 Olde Hitching Post Restaurant & Tavern.
  • 5 Yanni's Greek Cuisine.
  • 4 Leone's.
  • 3 Luigi's D'Italia.
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What percentage of Kitchen Nightmares restaurants closed? ›

The fact that it's only a 60 percent failure rate is a testament to Ramsay's abilities. The world is full of coaches, consultants and experts like Ramsay who try to help struggling small-business owners succeed.

Did Amy's Baking Company shut down? ›

On April 11, 2014, Kitchen Nightmares aired a special episode revolving around the events at Amy's Baking Company during and after the episode aired with a new, specially recorded interview with the owners conducted by local reporter Ana Garcia. Amy's Baking Company permanently closed on September 1, 2015.

Do most of the restaurants on Kitchen Nightmares closed? ›

Most of the Kitchen Nightmares eateries are now closed

Although Gordon Ramsay spent a glorious six-and-a-half seasons transforming restaurants from one-star duds to passable eateries, apparently his professional magic wore off quickly for many of the restaurants that appeared on the show.

What restaurants sued Kitchen Nightmares? ›

The Lawsuit In Question

In 2018, Oceana Grill, a restaurant based out in New Orleans, came after Gordon Ramsay and the show after the way that they were portrayed on Kitchen Nightmares.

Did restaurants have to pay to be on Kitchen Nightmares? ›

Originally Answered: Who is financing or paying for the resturant renovation in the chef Ramsey's kitchen nightmare shows? It's the production company that pays for it all. But it also acts as a commercial for the brands being bought and as a form of advertising for the restaurant.

Is Hells Kitchen still running? ›

On February 1, 2022, the series was renewed for a twenty-first and twenty-second season. The twenty-first season, subtitled Battle of the Ages, aired September 2022–February 2023.
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Did Ramsay save any restaurants? ›

Gordon Ramsay saves just TWO restaurants out of 21 on first two seasons of Kitchen Nightmares. Restaurant owners desperate to save their business may want to avoid calling on Gordon Ramsay. As if the figures are to be believed his track record on hit Fox show Kitchen Nightmares, is less than impressive.

What happened to the mixing bowl after Kitchen Nightmares? ›

In spite of his efforts, The Mixing Bowl closed in January, 2009, a little over a year after the episode aired, with Billy stating is was more profitable to be a consultant to restaurants in the poor economy. As of late 2014, the location is still home to a new restaurant called Greek Delight.

Did Amy's lay off employees? ›

About a half-dozen new workers were slated to start after the reopening. On July 18, workers came in for the evening shift at 2 p.m.; within an hour, they were told the plant was closing and they were losing their jobs. The laid-off workers received severance pay through September.

Was Amy's Bakery husband deported? ›

According to the Arizona Republic, Samy had a criminal record with documents showing he's banned from France and Germany and has a history of drug and extortion charges. The Bouzaglos had been fighting his immigration case since 2008, but Samy was eventually deported.

Why are people boycotting Amy's Kitchen? ›

Some employees allege that the company's working conditions are unsafe and they have filed complaints regarding blocked fire exits, worn-out floor mats, faulty machinery, and improper training. The allegations have caused widespread criticism and calls for a boycott of Amy's products.

How many of Gordon Ramsay's restaurants have failed? ›

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