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
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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 »

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Featured in Tonight with Trevor McDonald: Is TV Too Rude? (2009) See more »

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My favourite guilty pleasure
28 September 2011 | by Meven_StoffatSee all my reviews

In all honesty, I have a gigantic man crush on Gordon Ramsay. There's just no one else like him. He tells it like it is, and There's just nothing he cannot do. Or so it seems. I'll admit I'd hate to be some runt on the show, but that's a good thing. And Kitchen Nightmares is proof that sometimes, one voice IS enough to stop a restaurant from serving crap.

This is an American version of his original British program, which is just as much a guilty pleasure as the Yankee version. Essentially the rundown is this: A restaurant, somewhere in America, is struggling. It could be due to shitty food or shitty management/service... or maybe even both. After tasting their cheapjack food, Ramsay observes what goes on in the kitchen, and then does what it takes to get the restaurant back on it's feet, for once and for all.

Ramsay is brutal as frack. A seasoned tongue, it's just so fun to watch him suffer dealing with morons and bad food, one couldn't help but feel sorry for the guy! His brilliance just doesn't end. I'll admit one of the reasons I love this show is I'm. A world traveler, and one of the things I keep an active interest in is cuisine. Having been to France recently, I always look forward to the French restaurant episodes!

In short, if you like crackdown justice shows like me, you will regardlessly love this show!


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