After dealing with pretentious owners, terrible food and poorly run restaurants, Gordon Ramsay uncovered our biggest fears of going out to eat. From moldy ingredients to reheating food that was make weeks before it came to the table, Kitchen Nightmares revealed the true horrors behind failing restaurants in America.
Lending his time and resources to these local restaurants he tried to turn around some of the biggest challenges he ever faced in the kitchen. But how many was he actually able to rescue from the brink of extinction?
In the 7 seasons, Ramsay visited 77 restaurants. Of those, 54 have closed, 21 are still open, 2 have moved and 2 were sold.
But what's to blame? Some people say it's poor owners and management that just didn't take the Michelin star restaurateur's advice. Others had financial issues, where debts just kept piling up and they had no choice but to close their doors.
It's no surprise that Ramsay visited some of the most terrible restaurants in America on the show, but his reactions when he tasted some of their signature dishes were priceless.
"Pinwheel? I feel like doing a cartwheel out of here"
"That looks like the inside of a diaper"
"If that's a lasagna, then I'm the pope"
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