Kitchen Nightmares is one of those shows where it's really REALLY hard to look away, even though you don't want to imagine restaurants being as awful as that! Well, in at least one case, the owner of the "nightmare" kitchen is actually blaming Gordon Ramsay for destroying is business, and turning the whole thing into a real kitchen nightmare!
Apparently Ramsay almost wrecked his business instead of turning it around!
Here's what the owner said:
“It was truly a kitchen nightmare for me. Gordon Ramsay destroyed my business. It was a confrontation from the get-go.”
According to the owner, when Ramsay "made-over" the business — including the restaurant itself, and the menus — he didn't grasp the concept of the flair and food-style the whole place had been going for!
And now he's PISSED!
UPDATE: A rep from Kitchen Nightmares responded EXCLUSIVELY to Perezhilton and admitted:
"The mission of Kitchen Nightmares is to help struggling restaurants succeed. Gordon Ramsay is the owner of 27 restaurants and holds 11 Michelin stars. He is eminently qualified to offer solutions and tools to help turn failing restaurants around. In every case, restaurant owners choose to participate in Kitchen Nightmares to receive the benefit of Gordon Ramsay's expertise. In the case of Chappy's, a fledgling restaurant in Nashville, Gordon suggested extensive revisions to the menu, updated the décor and offered his expertise and advice to the management and staff. It was their decision — as it is with all participating restaurants on the show — whether to take his advice. Mr. Ramsay and the show producers always wish the participating restaurant owners much success."
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