Gordon Ramsay visits struggling restaurants across America and spends one week trying to help them become successful.
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Gordon Ramsay ...  Self / ... 92 episodes, 2007-2014
Arthur Smith Arthur Smith ...  Narrator 44 episodes, 2010-2013


Hell hath no fury like an angry chef, and no chef has a sharper temper than Gordon Ramsay when things go wrong in the kitchen. The star of the highly rated culinary boot camp HELL'S KITCHEN returns to FOX with another sizzling unscripted series, KITCHEN NIGHTMARES. This time, Chef Ramsay hits the road, in each episode tackling a restaurant in crisis and exposing the stressful realities of trying to run a successful food business. For restaurant owners in crisis with lazy chefs in the kitchen, temperamental wait staffs and few and unhappy diners, it's time to call in the restaurant industry's equivalent of 911. Written by Fox.com

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As of early 2021, an estimated 85% of the restaurants (60 out of 77) featured on "Kitchen Nightmares" are no longer in business. The recent survival rates of these eateries are listed below by season:

Season One - 1 out of 10

Season Two - 0 out of 11

Season Three - 2 out of 11

Season Four - 2 out of 12

Season Five - 5 out of 14

Season Six - 4 out of 13

Season Seven - 2 out of 6

Five of the restaurants closed before their "Kitchen Nightmares" episodes even aired, and 25 more survived for less than a year (in some cases only weeks) after appearing on the show. See more »


Referenced in De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #7.16 (2016) See more »

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So Much Respect For Gordon Ramsay!!
7 March 2021 | by vincevaderSee all my reviews

Love the show! Gordon knows how to fix kitchens and straighten everyone up and he can do it well. He shows compassion and respect when they work super hard and are only days away from failing and he gets so into it he almost cries. He's brought with joy when he reunites with old restaurant employees and you can see how much he's just trying to help. He's always making sure the chefs and employees are okay before he starts trying to change things. He asks for opinions and he tries to make everyone as comfortable as possible and he even goes through metaphorical and symbolic ways to help the health of the employees. The only reasons the businesses sometimes end up failing is because 1. They resort back to their old ways or 2. They can't handle it financially. One of my favorite shows to watch especially to see how hard it is behind the scenes. After learning about how much Gordon went through filming that show, I show so much respect. He ate so much raw meat he got food poisoning for a month, he's eaten moldy food, old food and all to figure out what he was dealing with in the kitchen. He's sacrificed his own health for the better health of the others around him. Nothing but respect for him.

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19 September 2007 (USA) See more »

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