History YMMV / KitchenNightmares

24th Jun '16 5:49:10 PM whateveryousay21
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** The owners of Zeke's in the US version, on the confession cam, complain about Ramsay and state that he doesn't know what he's talking about and until Ramsay's name is on the lease, Ramsay doesn't know what it's like. Let's see...failing restaurant versus five 3-Michelin (out of 3) star restaurants. Sure, Ramsay knows nothing about how to make a restaurant successful...

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** The owners of Zeke's in the US version, on the confession cam, complain about Ramsay and state that he doesn't know what he's talking about and until Ramsay's name is on the lease, Ramsay doesn't know what it's like. Let's see...failing restaurant versus five 3-Michelin (out of 3) star restaurants. Sure, Ramsay knows nothing about how to make a restaurant successful... Then to make matters worse, after Gordon renovates the building and improves business, the owners close down shortly after and sell the restaurant, because they figure that Gordon's donated renovation can make them a lot of money if they sell the place in its repaired condition.
24th Jun '16 5:43:56 PM whateveryousay21
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** The Old Neighborhood really stood out when Gordon first arrived. The wallpaper was peeling, old antiques linted the rafters, the booths reeked of decades of accumulated body odor, dead mice and droppings were everywhere, an old pair of shoes was underneath a seat in a private booth, piles of garbage were stuffed into waiting area seats... that's not even getting into how nasty the food storage area was, let alone a kitchen that was caked with years of dirt(one of the owners claimed to have cleaned for five days prior to Gordon's arrival, which if true, barely made any noticeable impact to the condition of the place). Gordon was ''especially'' angry when he shut the kitchen down. Needless to say, the cleaned and renovated business, which is still open to this day, was a massive improvement.

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** The Old Neighborhood really stood out when Gordon first arrived. The wallpaper was peeling, old antiques linted the rafters, the booths reeked of decades of accumulated body odor, dead mice and droppings were everywhere, an old pair of shoes was underneath a seat in a private booth, piles of garbage were stuffed into waiting area seats... that's not even getting into how nasty the food storage area was, let alone a kitchen that was caked with years of dirt(one of the owners claimed to have cleaned for five days prior to Gordon's arrival, which if true, barely made any noticeable impact to the condition of the place). Gordon was ''especially'' angry when he shut the kitchen down. Needless to say, the cleaned and renovated business, which is still open to this day, business was a massive improvement.
24th Jun '16 5:39:41 PM whateveryousay21
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* HarsherInHindsight: During Gordon's visit to Campania, he warned that the business was about to "float down the Hudson River". Cut to a few years later, when owner and head chef Joseph Cerniglia's body was recovered from the Hudson River after a suicidal jump off the George Washington Bridge. Unsurprisingly, [[LostEpisode this episode is not aired any more.]]

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During Gordon's visit to Campania, he warned that the business was about to "float down the Hudson River". Cut to a few years later, when owner and head chef Joseph Cerniglia's body was recovered from the Hudson River after a suicidal jump off the George Washington Bridge. Unsurprisingly, [[LostEpisode this episode is not aired any more.]]]]
** The owner of Cafe Hon trademarked the word "hon" and tried to sue or C&D anyone in Baltimore who used it commercially(including the city itself), which led to a negative reputation of her and her restaurant. It's practically identical to what the Fine Brothers on Youtube would do years later with the word "react".
20th Jun '16 12:03:32 AM Adept
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* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: In 2015 people were pretty happy to hear Amy's Baking Company was ''finally'' closing its doors, despite Amy and Samy saying that their "landlord was kicking them out".
** Sort of a bittersweet victory as now Amy is selling ''frozen food''.
18th Jun '16 7:51:36 PM RaustBD
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** The family in the Kebab Room - the children don't have any money, and are working at the restaurant ''for free'', seven days a week. But seeing how they treat each other really makes one lose a bit of sympathy.

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** The family in the Kebab Room - the children don't have any money, and are working at the restaurant ''for free'', seven days a week. But seeing week, and the stress and suppressed resentment really shows in how they treat each other really makes one lose a bit of sympathy. other.
3rd Jun '16 7:14:10 PM Joel32AK
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* TheyJustDidntCare: Aside from their niece, the three owners in the "Hot Potato Café" are an example of this. One of them even admitted that long ago, they just suddenly lost enthusiasm or concern for the quality of their food or service.



* TheyJustDidntCare: Aside from their niece, the three owners in the "Hot Potato Café" are an example of this. One of them even admitted that long ago, they just suddenly lost enthusiasm or concern for the quality of their food or service.
3rd Jun '16 7:13:05 PM Joel32AK
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* TheyJustDidntCare: Aside from their niece, the three owners in the "Hot Potato Café" are an example of this. One of them even admitted that long ago, they just suddenly lost enthusiasm or concern for the quality of their food or service.
30th May '16 7:17:25 PM Shadeblade11
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** Rami from Oceana was quite well-liked and sympathized (especially by siblings who have overbearing older ones) due to being the WiseYoungerSibling, and trying to rein his more arrogant older brother to listen to Gordon Ramsay. He also got along well with Ramsay, and listened to his advice and words. It's also telling when Ramsay left for the first day to sort things out, he hugged Rami, while he just left Moe. His snark and how he tricks Moe to just accept Ramsay's words was also pretty [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious]].

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** Rami from Oceana was quite well-liked and sympathized (especially by siblings who have overbearing older ones) due to being the WiseYoungerSibling, [[FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling more reasonable sibling]], and trying to rein his more arrogant older brother to listen to Gordon Ramsay. He also got along well with Ramsay, and listened to his advice and words. It's also telling when Ramsay left for the first day to sort things out, he hugged Rami, while he just left Moe. His snark and how he tricks Moe to just accept Ramsay's words was also pretty [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious]].
30th May '16 7:17:25 PM Shadeblade11
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** Rami from Oceana was quite well-liked and sympathized (especially by siblings who have overbearing older ones) due to being the WiseYoungerSibling, and trying to rein his more arrogant older brother to listen to Gordon Ramsay. He also got along well with Ramsay, and listened to his advice and words. It's also telling when Ramsay left for the first day to sort things out, he hugged Rami, while he just left Moe. His snark and how he tricks Moe to just accept Ramsay's words was also pretty [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious]].

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** Rami from Oceana was quite well-liked and sympathized (especially by siblings who have overbearing older ones) due to being the WiseYoungerSibling, [[FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling more reasonable sibling]], and trying to rein his more arrogant older brother to listen to Gordon Ramsay. He also got along well with Ramsay, and listened to his advice and words. It's also telling when Ramsay left for the first day to sort things out, he hugged Rami, while he just left Moe. His snark and how he tricks Moe to just accept Ramsay's words was also pretty [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious]].
19th May '16 12:33:34 PM erforce
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: In the Dillon's episode, Gordon suits up as a steam cleaner in a uniform with equipment that almost looks like something out of Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}. The upbeat synthesizer music accompanying the scene is obviously a nod to the Ghostbusters theme song.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: In the Dillon's episode, Gordon suits up as a steam cleaner in a uniform with equipment that almost looks like something out of Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}. ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}''. The upbeat synthesizer music accompanying the scene is obviously a nod to the Ghostbusters Ray Park jr's ''Ghostbusters'' theme song.
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