Wednesday, July 18, 2018

24 Hours To Hell And Back - La Serenata Update

Tonight on 24 Hours To Hell and Back, Gordon Ramsay is in Los Angeles, California  to try to save La Serenata di Garibaldo.  La Serenata is a family-owned Mexican restaurant owned by the Rodriguez family.  Marco, who is currently in charge of La Sernata, has exhausted himself trying to keep the restaurant alive.  While Gordon Ramsay is there it seems that everybody working there has given up and one of the main issues at the restaurant is the service.


Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for La Serenata di Garibaldo since 24 Hours To Hell and Back and Gordon Ramsay made all of the changes to the restaurant (note - all reviews are post-makeover).

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

24 Hours to Hell and Back - Sherman's Restaurant Update

Tonight on 24 Hours To Hell and Back, Gordon Ramsay is in Greenville, Mississippi to try to save Sherman's Restaurant.  Sherman's Restaurant is a steak and seafood restaurant that has been open for over 30 years and has been owned by Allison and Peter Nimrod since 2012.  When Gordon Ramsay arrives, he finds a restaurant and menu that is outdated partly due to the head chef who has been in charge of the kitchen since the beginning.  Gordon Ramsay also finds out that a lot of the food being served at Sherman's is being heated in the microwave.

Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Sherman's Restaurant since 24 Hours To Hell and Back and Gordon Ramsay made all of the changes to the restaurant (note - all reviews are post-makeover).

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

24 Hours to Hell And Back - Brownstone Bistro Update

Tonight on 24 Hours To Hell and Back, Gordon Ramsay is in Los Angeles, California to try to save Brownstone Bistro. Brownstone Bistro is a restaurant owned by Clive Jackson which serves California-Caribbean fusion food and is known for its Sunday Brunch.  While Gordon is there he notices bad service, and finds out about a tragedy in Clive's life that has had a big impact on his life and business.  Gordon will try to turn the restaurant around in 24 hours by transforming the staff and getting them to work together as a team.

Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Brownstone Bistro since 24 Hours To Hell and Back and Gordon Ramsay made all of the changes to the restaurant (note - all reviews are post-makeover).

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

24 Hours To Hell And Back - The Old Coffeepot Update

Tonight on 24 Hours To Hell and Back, Gordon Ramsay is in New Orleans, Louisiana to try to save The Old Coffeepot Restaurant. The Old Coffeepot is a restaurant located in the French Quarter and is known for its breakfast and Cajun/Creole dishes.  While Gordon is there, he finds out a restaurant called Old Coffeepot actually rents their coffeepots and he ends up finding a dead mouse in a toaster.  Gordon will try to turn the restaurant around in 24 hours by making renovations, training staff and creating a fresh new menu.

Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for The Old Coffeepot Restaurant since 24 Hours To Hell and Back and Gordon Ramsay made all of the changes to the restaurant (note - all reviews are post-makeover).

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

24 Hours To Hell and Back - Bella Gianna's Update

Photo - Fox
Tonight on the series premiere of 24 Hours To Hell and Back, Gordon Ramsay is in Congers, New York to try to save Bella Gianna's restaurant.  Bella Gianna's is a family-owned Italian restaurant, whose owner's temper has caused tension in the workplace and within his family.  Gordon will try to turn the restaurant around in 24 hours by trying to change the owner, renovating the restaurant, and creating a new menu.

Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Bella Gianna's since 24 Hours To Hell and Back and Gordon Ramsay made all of the changes to the restaurant.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

24 Hours To Hell And Back Updates

This Wednesday on Fox is the series premiere of Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and BackLast year we hinted that Kitchen Nightmares would be returning in a 24-Hour format and 24 Hours to Hell and Back was the show that was being cast at the time.

Since 24 Hours to Hell and Back is pretty much Kitchen Nightmares with the twist of being done in 24 hours, we will be doing updates for the restaurants that appear on the show.  All restaurants will have a detailed update on this site and all details can be found on the 24 Hours to Hell and Back Updates Page.

The first episode will be at Bella Gianna's in Congers, NY, so be sure to check back after the episode airs to see the update.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

La Frite Cafe From Kitchen Nightmares Has Closed

La Frite Cafe in Sherman Oaks, California which appeared on season 4 of Kitchen Nightmares has closed.  The restaurant was actually purchased by a new owner in 2016 who continued with the La Frite Cafe concept.  Then around October of 2017 the owner converted La Frite Cafe into an Italian restaurant called Modo Mio which has other locations as well.

In an article on Eater, the new owner said, "The former [La Frite] owner had too many troubles since the TV show. I bought it from him last year, and saw that the business was too difficult to manage. So I decided to change it to Italian cuisine"

La Frite Cafe has now been marked as closed on the Kitchen Nightmares Updates Page and it is the 8th of 12 restaurants to close from that season.  A link to the full episode is here if you are interested in watching the episode.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Kitchen Nightmares - Oceana Grill Update

Oceana Grill in New Orleans, Louisiana appeared on the season four finale of Kitchen Nightmares in May of 2011.  This post is to update what went on before, during, and after Gordon Ramsay and Kitchen Nightmares visited Oceana Grill.

  • One of the famous lines from the Oceana episode was, "He's from British, He doesn't speak English."  Here is a link to that video.
  • Here is a post from someone claiming to be a server during the episode filming.  They say a lot was staged and the show was edited out of order. (Link)
  • Here is the Oceana Grill Facebook page which has over 26,000 likes and Instagram page with over 53,000 likes.
  • Oceana has a celebrities link on their website where the owners are posing with celebrities that have visited the restaurant.  Celebrities on there include: Drake, Lil Wayne, Shaq, Mark Wahlburg, and Anthony Bourdain. 
  • Rami lists himself as the Vice President at Oceana Grill on Facebook and continues to promote the restaurant on his Facebook page, so Oceana appears to have the same owners.
  • Rami and Moe are not listed on the "management team" part of the Oceana website, but someone with their same last name is listed as the CEO. (Link)
  • Oceana Grill has over 3,000 Yelp reviews, which are mostly positive with a 4-star out of 5-star average.  There are also 600+ reviews that are filtered, many of which are negative. (Link)
    • Some of the old filtered reviews on Yelp claim the restaurant was offering free drinks for good reviews.
  • Oceana Grill has over 10,000 reviews on Tripadvisor with a 4.5 out of 5-star average. (Link)
  • The restaurant also has over 2,000 reviews on both Google and Facebook with positive ratings (4.3 and 4.6 out of 5) 

Conclusion:

Oceana Grill is still open and has a ton of reviews which are mostly positive.  It appears that Rami and Moe are still involved with the restaurant as well. This restaurant is listed as 'Open' on the Kitchen Nightmares Updates Page and you can visit that link for updates on all restaurants that have appeared on the show.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Is Kitchen Nightmares Returning To Television In A 24-Hour Format?

There is a restaurant makeover show casting right now and the website with information regarding the show is www.restaurantrenovate.com.  They are casting for a 24-hour restaurant makeover show with a "world renowned Restauarateur" on a "major network."  Full casting information from the site is below:
"A MAJOR NETWORK IS NOW CASTING RESTAURANTS THAT NEED A MAKEOVER!
WEʼVE SEEN IT ALL TOO OFTEN...POPULAR RESTAURANT CLOSING ITS DOORS.
LET US HELP YOURS BECOME A SUCCESS STORY.
Our world renowned Restaurateur has helped restore countless restaurants in the U.S. turning them into global successes. We are looking for all types of restaurants and owners that need our help.
• Is your restaurant hurting in this economy and you donʼt know why?
• Is there too much neighboring competition?
• Do you have feuding staff, bad ratings or reviews that need clearing up?
• Is your restaurant barely breaking even?
IN JUST 24 HOURS, our expert will work to renovate and restore your restaurant getting it back on track!"

Upon closer inspection, if you click the Apply Now button for the show, it has the URL - https://www.thefwordcasting.com/renovation.  As you probably know, The F Word is a Gordon Ramsay show that just finished its first season on Fox. When comparing restaurantrenovate.com and thefwordcasting.com, you will see that the websites have a font and color scheme that are pretty much identical and both applications for people interested are hosted on castingcrane.com.

Also, in a recent interview with NY Daily News, Gordon Ramsay said he regretted ending Kitchen Nightmares and that the show would be back in some form.  He said, "The biggest demand over the last four years is for ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ (to come back) and what I am putting together is a return of something magical"  He also said his next project was "Way, way, way better than ‘Kitchen Nightmares,’ but along those lines."

I think it is pretty obvious that the "world renowned Restauarateur" for this 24 hour restaurant makeover show is Gordon Ramsay and the "major network" is Fox.  We will have to wait to see what the official name of the show is and when it will premiere, but I will keep you posted.

UPDATE - This show ended up being 24 Hours to Hell and Back which will air on Fox.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Casa Roma From Kitchen Nightmares Has Closed

Casa Roma in Lancaster, California, which appeared on season three of Kitchen Nightmares has closed.  Casa Roma appeared on Kitchen Nightmares in 2010 and had a few name changes since the show, but eventually the restaurant went back to the name Casa Roma.  The restaurant closed at the end of June 2017.  In May 2017, Casa Roma posted the following message on their Facebook page:
"As of July 1st Casa Roma will be closing their doors for good. It is going to be a very sad month. But things have come about that can't help but go this way. It's the next chapter in my life and I love and appreciate all of you who have stood by me and my family and business. Thank you to all of you."
From May through closing, Casa Roma tried to sell items from the restaurant such as pool tables, bar stools, and restaurant equipment.  They also put their license in escrow.  Looking at owner Nylah's Facebook page, it appears she may be planning a move to Mexico since the restaurant is now closed.

Casa Roma has now been marked as 'Closed' on the Kitchen Nightmares Update Page and this is the 9th restaurant (out of 11) to close from season 3 of Kitchen Nightmares.