History Series / KitchenNightmares

26th Apr '18 1:21:43 PM GF93
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[[caption-width-right:350: He's going to help, ''whether you like it or not'']]

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24th Apr '18 3:17:02 AM GoblinCipher
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** Two restaurants in the UK version, D-Place and Piccolo Teatro, ended up closing even before the episode ended the former because the landlord had already decided to evict them before Ramsay arrived, the latter due to the laziness of its owner. And Rachel, the former owner of the Piccolo Teatro, is now "servicing" her customers [[http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/3012415/Gordon-Ramsay-cook-becomes-200-a-night-hooker.html in a completely different way.]]

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** Two restaurants in the UK version, D-Place and Piccolo Teatro, ended up closing even before the episode ended the former because the landlord had already decided to evict them before Ramsay arrived, the latter due to the laziness of its owner. And Rachel, the former owner of the Piccolo Teatro, is now rumored to be "servicing" her customers [[http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/3012415/Gordon-Ramsay-cook-becomes-200-a-night-hooker.html in as a completely different way.]]prostitute.
22nd Apr '18 8:09:42 PM mlsmithca
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* HappyEnding: Few and far between - sometimes the restaurant improves but can't pay the bills, sometimes it improves enough to break even and then goes out of business, sometimes the restaurant stays open but doesn't improve, only hangs in there on the new good publicity. The one that has (so far) had a straight up happy ending is The Greek At The Harbor - according to reviews, business is booming, reviews are good, and Makis is slowly preparing to hand the reigns of the restaurant over to Eris.
** Capri's also (as of late 2017) still in business, and doing fine.

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* HappyEnding: Few and far between - sometimes the restaurant improves but can't pay the bills, sometimes it improves enough to break even and then goes out of business, sometimes the restaurant stays open but doesn't improve, only hangs in there on the new good publicity. publicity.
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The one that has (so far) had a straight up happy ending is The Greek At The Harbor - according to reviews, business is booming, reviews are good, and Makis is slowly preparing to hand the reigns of the restaurant over to Eris.
** Capri's also (as of late 2017) still in business, and doing fine.



### Gordon investigates the kitchen and storage, finding either 'subpar'(read: rotten) ingredients and/or tonnes of filth. If it's not during work hours, Gordon will voice his disgust to the audience, and will bring this up eventually. If it's during work hours, this will prompt Gordon to demand knowing who is responsible for the mess.

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### Gordon investigates the kitchen and storage, finding either 'subpar'(read: 'subpar' (read: rotten) ingredients and/or tonnes of filth. If it's not during work hours, Gordon will voice his disgust to the audience, and will bring this up eventually. If it's during work hours, this will prompt Gordon to demand knowing who is responsible for the mess.



* PretenderDiss: Gordon's exasperation with egocentric owners and chefs alike leads to these, although Sebastian was an especially special case (after listening to him talk about franchising around the world: "You haven't got fucking one right so far, how can you think about two?")

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* PretenderDiss: Gordon's exasperation with egocentric owners and chefs alike leads to these, although Sebastian was an especially special case (after listening to him talk about franchising around the world: "You haven't got fucking one right so far, how can you think about two?")two?").



* RuleOfDrama: [[http://leestranahan.com/kitchen-nightmares-finn-mccools-fact-or-fiction-update/ According to this article regarding season 1's "Finn McCool's",]] the Fox editors chose to make up drama by claiming that Chef Brian left the kitchen and went home (when in fact he'd merely been asked to work the bar, and the vehicle shown leaving belonged to a plumber) as well as using footage of a Fox staff member dropping a piece of chicken on the floor and then into the fryer to claim that Brian had done this. Then there was the relaunch, in which Fox staff went behind everyone's backs and booked the restaurant for TRIPLE capacity, and the food critic, which was actually a college student sent to say things that Fox had told her to say(this had been her first and only restaurant review). It does make one wonder how much of the show overall really is fabricated, at least the American version.

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* RuleOfDrama: [[http://leestranahan.com/kitchen-nightmares-finn-mccools-fact-or-fiction-update/ According to this article regarding season 1's "Finn McCool's",]] the Fox editors chose to make up drama by claiming that Chef Brian left the kitchen and went home (when in fact he'd merely been asked to work the bar, and the vehicle shown leaving belonged to a plumber) as well as using footage of a Fox staff member dropping a piece of chicken on the floor and then into the fryer to claim that Brian had done this. Then there was the relaunch, in which Fox staff went behind everyone's backs and booked the restaurant for TRIPLE capacity, and the food critic, which was actually a college student sent to say things that Fox had told her to say(this say (this had been her first and only restaurant review). It does make one wonder how much of the show overall really is fabricated, at least the American version.



** The US episode Mangia Mangia. During the post-dinner dissection of all the restaurants' flaws, Gordon browbeats the head chef into admitting that he once came to work high on crystal meth due to the stress the idiot owner placed upon him, and after the chef admits that he still uses it on a regular basis, the owner immediately fires him. Ramsay then shuts them down until they find a new head chef, then encourages the restaurant's former chef to enter a drug rehab program and offers to pay for it himself as long as the owner considers rehiring him to his old job after he cleans up. (As of December 2016, the chef appears to have made a full recovery, but Mangia Mangia has closed down.)
* VetinariJobSecurity: A recurring issue is that someone on the kitchen staff will be insufferable and/or a liability but will still manage to avoid being fired. Usually they keep their job because the owner can't find a replacement, though sometimes it'll be because the owner(or whoever is their immediate superior) is too much of an ExtremeDoormat to fire them.

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** The US episode Mangia Mangia. During the post-dinner dissection of all the restaurants' flaws, Gordon browbeats the head chef into admitting that he once came to work high on crystal meth due to the stress the idiot owner placed upon him, and after the chef admits that he still uses it on a regular basis, the owner immediately fires him. Ramsay then shuts them down until they find a new head chef, then encourages the restaurant's former chef to enter a drug rehab program and offers to pay for it himself as long as the owner considers rehiring him to his old job after he cleans up. (As of (By December 2016, the chef appears appeared to have made a full recovery, but Mangia Mangia has closed down.)
* VetinariJobSecurity: A recurring issue is that someone on the kitchen staff will be insufferable and/or a liability but will still manage to avoid being fired. Usually they keep their job because the owner can't find a replacement, though sometimes it'll be because the owner(or owner (or whoever is their immediate superior) is too much of an ExtremeDoormat to fire them.
22nd Apr '18 7:14:19 PM mlsmithca
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* EvenTheRatsWontTouchIt: When trying to eat the barbecue shrimp in "Old Neighborhood", Ramsay notes to the waitress that the food is bad that even the fly bugging him won't even go touch it.

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* EvenTheRatsWontTouchIt: When trying to eat the barbecue shrimp in "Old Neighborhood", Ramsay notes to the waitress that the food is so bad that even the fly bugging him won't even go touch it.
20th Apr '18 1:16:24 PM GF93
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** Mangia Mangia. Holy crap, where do we begin? First of all the decor is still nearly identical from the fast food business, even including a drive thru window (not carside takeout, a literal drive thru). Next, microwaves were used to cook everything and none of the ingredients were fresh, as to be expected the food was terrible. The owner is in complete denial and every time Ramsay gave a valid criticism, she responded "I think my food is good". The head chef is a {{Jerkass}} with a drug problem who constantly talks back to the owner and even doesn't show up sometimes. The waitress, and owners daughter, was just as much a {{Jerkass}} who made personal attacks towards the head chef like saying he'd be better off dead or insulting his intelligence for failing to make pasta from scratch on what was his first attempt ever. This might as well be the TropeCodifier.

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** Mangia Mangia. Holy crap, where do we begin? First of all the decor is still nearly identical from the fast food business, even including a drive thru drive-thru window (not -- not carside takeout, a literal drive thru). ''literal'' drive-thru. Next, microwaves were used to cook everything and none of the ingredients were fresh, so as to be expected expected, the food was terrible. The owner is in complete denial and every time Ramsay gave a valid criticism, [[ArgumentumAdNauseam she responded repeated "I think my the food is good". good" without ever going into detail why.]] The head chef is a {{Jerkass}} with a drug problem who constantly talks back to the owner and even doesn't show up sometimes. The waitress, waitress -- and owners daughter, owner's daughter -- was just as much a {{Jerkass}} who made personal attacks towards the head chef chef, like saying that nobody loved him or cared about his existence and that he'd be better off dead dead, or insulting his intelligence for failing to make pasta from scratch on what was his first attempt ever. This might as well be the TropeCodifier.
19th Apr '18 9:55:41 AM bitemytail
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* SpinOff: ''CostaDelNightmare''

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* SpinOff: ''CostaDelNightmare''''Series/CostaDelNightmare''
19th Apr '18 9:53:13 AM bitemytail
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* [[OmnidisciplinaryScientist Omnidisciplinary Chef]]: A very freqently-given excuse by restaurant owners to dismiss Ramsay's criticism of their food is to say Ramsay probably doesn't know anything about Cajun/Mexican/Chinese/etc. food, not realizing just how incredibly vast and diverse Ramsay's culinary knowledge really is.

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* [[OmnidisciplinaryScientist Omnidisciplinary Chef]]: OmnidisciplinaryScientist: A very freqently-given frequently-given excuse by restaurant owners to dismiss Ramsay's criticism of their food is to say Ramsay probably doesn't know anything about Cajun/Mexican/Chinese/etc. food, not realizing just how incredibly vast and diverse Ramsay's culinary knowledge really is.
12th Apr '18 1:45:16 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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*** Referring to food that's previously been frozen as "fresh frozen"; for Gordon this demonstrates the owner's lack of common sense in preserving uncooked food and exposes them as liars when they claim to have the freshest food available; a surprisingly large number of restaurants have made this mistake.
10th Apr '18 7:52:50 AM TheGoodWario
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* AllForNothing: For all the work Gordon puts into some restaurants, most end up shuttering anyway. In some cases, the owners revert back to their old ways as soon as he leaves; sometimes minor, sometimes drastically.

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* AllForNothing: For all the work Gordon puts into some restaurants, most end up shuttering anyway. In some cases, the owners revert back to their old ways as soon as he leaves; sometimes minor, sometimes drastically. [[note]] Reports show around a 40 percent success rate for the restaurants that Gordon has visited. Competing show Series/RestaurantImpossible has around a 30 percent success rate for comparison. [[/note]]
2nd Apr '18 12:21:12 AM Ketonungo
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* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: From the "The Granary" episode:
-->'''Ramsay:''' That's why you're in the shit, you fucking fat idiot!
-->'''Nigel:''' Don't call me fat!
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