Kitchen Nightmares is areality seriestakes place in the US and follows the format of the British show "Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares". As part of the show, chef Gordon Ramsay travels to restaurants across the country to help out their failing businesses within a week. Given the efforts the British chef and his team put into featured restaurants between 2007 and 2014, fans of the show couldn't help but be curious as to how the restaurants are faring after Gordon's help. Well, here's everything we know about the current state of the restaurants featured in the series. We've listed the restaurants in the order they appeared on the show, from season 1 episode 1 to season 7 episode 10.
Peter's Italian Restaurant: Cerrado
Peter's Italian Restaurant in Babylon, New York was a restaurant specializing in Italian cuisine. The restaurant was owned by the Pellegrino family, and Tina Pellegrino was crazy about dealing with her brother Peter Pasta Pellegrino. The first restaurant featured on the show gave viewers an idea of what to expect from the kitchens as the show progressed. Peter's closed in December 2008, just over a year after it first appeared on television. The restaurant next door has expanded its facilities to include the Italian shopping area.
Dillon's Restaurant: Closed
Notorious for its crowd of managers and inability to decide on a type of dinner, Dillon's restaurant in Manhattan, New York, was renamed Purnima, a Hindi word for full moon, after Gordon. The British chef even enlisted Indian chef Vikas Khanna to help the restaurant connect with its Indian roots. the former managerMartin Hyde filed suit to sue Gordon🇧🇷 Apparently the restaurant stayed in business for almost two years. The restaurant closed in December 2009, with recent reviews saying that prices had gone up and quality had gone down. Dillon's Comedy Club is now located at 245 West 54th Street, on the site of the restaurant's former location.
The Bowl: Closed
The Mixing Bowl was a restaurant in Bellmore, New York owned by married couple Billy Galletti and Lisa Galletti. One of the biggest problems with the restaurant's management was its manager, Mike, whose behavior raised several red flags. The restaurant underwent a major renovation and was even revisited by Gordon in season 2. Despite the best efforts of the team at Kitchen Nightmares and The Mixing Bowl, the store closed in January 2009. A Greek restaurant called Greek Freude opened in the space occupied by the Galletti store, although it also seems to have closed. As of this writing, Billy owns Jr. Alta Foods Inc., which operates in food logistics.
The Seascape Inn: Closed
The Seascape Inn may have been a well-known restaurant on Long Island, New York, in the late 20th century, but when Gordon visits, it's a sinking ship. Irene and her son Peter have done everything they can to keep the restaurant running and carry on the legacy of Peter's father. The store closed in August 2007, a few months after the show was filmed and before the restaurant episode aired. The restaurant was scheduled to reopen as The Coast, but the idea never came to fruition. As of this writing, the site is home to J&R's Islip Steak House.
The old stone mill: open
About six years before the Kitchen Nightmares crew came to the restaurant, Dean Marrazzo bought an old mill and converted it into a steakhouse called The Olde Stone Mill. Despite the attractive decor, the food at the restaurant left a lot to be desired. Thanks to Gordon, the store turned around and gained several new customers. In 2009, Dean sold the factory to the DiNapoli family. As of this writing, the store is now called DiNapoli's Stone Mill and focuses on Italian cuisine.
Named after owner Sebastian Di Modica, the California restaurant became famous for its unique take on the pizza menu, which surprised Gordon. Despite the changes the British chef made, Sebastian went back to his old ways after Gordon left. However, in January 2008, Sebastian sent an email to his subscribers informing them that he and his wife, Nicole, were moving to Boston for family reasons. The pizzeria was replaced by Robano's, an Italian restaurant that took full advantage of Gordon's facilities and decor. In 2014 Robano's also closed its doors and The Red Door took its place. The newer restaurant is open at the time of writing and has positive reviews.
Finn McCool's: Cerrado
The Irish restaurant in Westhampton, New York, was run by Buddy Mazzio. He opened the house just one day after retiring. Gordon revisited the restaurant in the second season. It turns out that Buddy took a step back due to a heart attack when sales skyrocketed. In 2009 the restaurant was sold to Michael Mancuso but continued to operate. The venue reportedly closed in March 2012 due to a leasing issue. In lieu of a division, Finn McCool's closed in June of that year.
On his trip to Pomona, California, Gordon tries to help out at Lela's, an upscale restaurant. A few months after opening, owner Lela Guillén was in trouble and was hoping for help from the British chef. Despite better service after the relaunch, the restaurant had to close due to extreme debt. The site is now home to Aladdin Jr Restaurant & Cafe, a popular Mediterranean restaurant.
Campania, the once-successful Fair Lawn restaurant in New Jersey, nearly closed its doors after a year and a half.Josef CernigliaProperty. After a successful relaunch, the restaurant was on its way to being successful again. Joe sold the house to Campania Holding Corp in September 2010. A few days after the sale, Joe jumped off the George Washington Bridge and was found dead in the Hudson River. The restaurant itself closed in January 2011, and the Sage restaurant was replaced in March 2012.
The Secret Garden: closed
Given considerable debt, chef Michel Bardavid had to support his French restaurant, The Secret Garden. Despite Gordon's proposal to reformulate the menu, Michel apparently went back to the old menu. The store closed in November 2010. Michel sold it to Danny Margolis who turned the restaurant into the M on High restaurant.
The grocery store was spontaneously purchased by Carolyn and Billy LeRoy, who had no experience in the area. Their failed effort leads the couple to invite Gordon Ramsay to their home and help save the business. The British chef revisited the restaurant in season 3 to check on the place. However, shortly after the visit, the venue was sold and renovated in 2010 as Skybox Restaurant and Sports Bar, which also closed in 2011. As of this writing, the venue is known as Benchwarmer's Tavern and Grill and is a restaurant popular. .
Trattoria de Giuseppi: Fechado
Giuseppi's trattoria proves that experience is not the only thing that makes a company successful. After managing several successful restaurants, Joe and Kathy Giuseppi opened Giuseppi's Trattoria Italian restaurant for their son Sam. However, the deal fell through and the quarrelsome couple did not help. Gordon came to the restaurant to save it, but the place closed just over a year after Gordon's performance. The store closed in July 2009, with the owners citing the deteriorating economy and the lack of an alcohol license as reasons for the decision.
Within three years, Trobiano's was struggling to stay in business. Owners Anthony Trobiano, Joe and Pat pin their hopes on Gordon Ramsay to save the Italian restaurant. However, the restaurant was apparently seized by authorities in October 2008 for back taxes. The event took place a month after the restaurant was featured on television.
Black Pearl: Closed
Black Pearl was a seafood restaurant in New York City owned by three rival owners and sought out Gordon Ramsay. However, the restaurant closed just a few days after the relevant show aired on television on September 25, 2008. Gordon revisited the shop in the final episode of the third series, but found his replacement, The Hog. Pkt. The second store also closed in October 2020. One of the owners, David, wrote a lengthy rant about why Black Pearl closed, mocking Gordon.
J Willys: Cerrado
J Willy's, a steakhouse owned by husband and wife team Rick and Tricia, along with their friend John William, turn to Gordon to save their once profitable business. The changes made by the British chef were lasting. However, the restaurant apparently closed in February 2009 due to rising costs and loss of customers. A cafe replaced the restaurant, but that too was closed. The building that once housed J Willy's was demolished in 2015.
Hannah & Mason's: Cerrado
Hannah & Mason's in Cranbury, New Jersey was a French-style bistro open only three nights a week. This was due to the fact that the owner, Brian Kelly, does not like to work late at night. The store closed in February 2010, with owner Chris Posner citing a lack of customers and the weak economy as the main reasons for the decision. He also claimed that the modified menu recommended by Gordon had alienated his loyal customers.
Jack's Boardwalk: Closed
The lakeside restaurant in St. Clair Shores, Michigan was owned by three bodybuilders looking to turn failing businesses into profitable ones. Despite Gordon Ramsay's help, the restaurant closed in December 2010. It ostensibly reopened as Dockside Jack's in March 2011, but was gone within a month. The site was returned to the previous owners, who opened a new restaurant called Brownies on the Lake, which is still in operation.
Sammy Settembre's Sabatiello's was an Italian restaurant that Gordon Ramsay frequented to save business. Unfortunately, the business closed in October 2008 and Sammy claimed that he did not receive adequate compensation for the days the restaurant was closed. Before closing, the restaurant reportedly did everything it could to stay afloat, even using Gordon's name as a promotional ploy, which ultimately backfired.
Sunrise Party: Closed
The Fiesta Sunrise Mexican restaurant was owned by Vic, Patty and Yolanda. This was his second attempt to run a Mexican restaurant after his previous business failed. Prior to Gordon's arrival, the restaurant closed in July 2007 for non-payment of taxes. The second and final closure was in September 2008, before the restaurant made its television appearance.
La Brea Health: Closed
Located in the heart of Hollywood, Santé La Brea was a family-run vegetarian and vegan restaurant. Gordon renovated the place in season 3 and found that the business was thriving despite the disappearance of some family members. The restaurant closed its doors sometime in 2011, apparently posting his intention to sell the establishment on Facebook. The property is now home to the Wirtshaus German Restaurant & Be Garden and is very popular with its patrons.
Cafe 36: Closed
The restaurant was the dream of Terry Gilmer, supported by his wife Carol Gilmer. However, after two years of operation, the failed business forced the owners to seek outside help. During and after the filming of Kitchen Nightmares, the restaurant underwent a number of changes that not everyone was entirely happy with. On April 18, 2009, the cafe closed, citing the economy and major changes as the reason for the closure.
Hot Potato Cafe: Closed
On his trip to Fishtown, Philadelphia, Gordon visits the Hot Potato Cafe, owned by Claire, Kathryn, and Erin. To help the restaurant, Gordon promoted the business both on television and on the streets. Thanks to his efforts, the restaurant began to thrive, although it closed in August 2010 due to the expiration of a lease. The property that once housed the Hot Potato Cafe is now the site of Lloyd's Whiskey Bar, which opened in October 2012.
After running several successful restaurants, Adele and Bill Csepi took a break from the grocery store business. However, they came out of retirement to run an upscale restaurant called Flamangos with their daughter, Cheryl Csepi. The family was not happy with the filming process and reverted to the previous model only a week after Gordon left. When the British chef revisited the place in season 4 and saw the business boom. The restaurant closed in April 2011 when Bill and Adele decided to retire. The premise is being occupied by The Rail in Readington at the time of writing.
Although Bazzini's had been open for five years, Paul Bazzini's transition from executive chef to owner led to several problems running the restaurant. The restaurant apparently closed in June 2010, something Gordon was apparently unaware of when he tried to revisit the place in Season 4. Both Paul and Leslie Bazzini, the restaurant's owners,claim (isthat the process was futile and a conscious attempt was made to create tension.
Owned by the former couple Marcelo Arias and María Katalina Vélez, Mojito suffered from the constant fights between the two and brought in Gordon Ramsay to find a solution. Gordon's renovation significantly reduced the size of the restaurant's menu, reducing the workload and financial burden on the company. During the British chef's review of Mojito's in season 4, he was pleased that they were good. However, the restaurant closed in March 2016 after nearly 13 years of operation.
Manhattan Lido: Open
Lido di Manhattan in Manhattan Beach, California, was Lisa Hemmat's first foray into the business. The restaurant had a loyal clientele and professional staff that Lisa managed with the location. However, that was not enough to keep the business fully afloat. With the help of Gordon Ramsay, Lisa and the team were able to improve the restaurant. In fact, when the British chef returned for a visit, he was quite pleased with how the business was doing. Lido di Manhattan is still open and is located at 1550 Rosecrans Avenue, Manhattan Beach.
The Bistro: Open
British-born, European-educated chef Andy Trousdale emerged as the owner of Le Bistro. The restaurant opened in Lighthouse Point, Florida in 2001 and is owned by Andy's wife, Elin. With the help of Gordon Ramsay, Andy and his wife were able to turn their failing businesses around and become successful. When the show's host returned to visit the restaurant, he was pleased that business was booming. Andy was delighted to be on the show as he helped out with public relations for the pub. Those interested can visit the restaurant on federal highway 4626 North.
Casa Roma: Dating
When the oldest restaurant in Lancaster, California begins to have business problems, they enlist the help of Gordon Ramsay to save the nearly 50-year-old business. When the British chef revisited the restaurant at the end of season 3, he was pleased to find the restaurant running efficiently. There have been some surprising staff changes, including the hiring of Q from Sebastian's as the venue's executive chef. However, after Gordon's second visit, Casa Roma reverted to its previous menu, instead of the one suggested by the show's host. The restaurant eventually changed its name to The AV Roadhouse Restaurant Bar & Grill and was also briefly known as CR Roadhouse. However, the facility closed permanently in July 2017.
Mama Rita's: Closed
Mama Rita's in Newbury Park, California, was owned by Laura Papenfus. She opened the Mexican restaurant named after her grandmother, though the struggling business needed help. Although Gordon's suggestions seemed to boost the ratings for the place, Ella Lara soon returned to her usual way of working. Despite several staff changes, the restaurant finally closed in December 2010. However, the catering business has remained in operation.
Anna Vincenzo's: Closed
Anna Vincenzo's in Boca Raton, Florida, was a restaurant owned by CeCe Vincenzo, who may have bitten off more than she could chew. After producing "Kitchen Nightmares" on her estate, CeCe apparently took Gordon's advice. However, when Gordon revisited the site, it was closed. After CeCe reached out to one of the servers working with Anna Vincenzo, things apparently went back to normal. When Gordon visited CeCe, the former owner shared that she wanted to focus on her family. Apparently the place closed in April 2010 and was replaced by Nino's de Boca II, which also closed permanently.
Gordon Ramsay traveled to Miami, Florida for this special restaurant. Owned by Andy Hall and his wife Suzanne, Fleming was a bustling business in the 1980s that seemed stuck in the same era as the rest of the world was advancing. Although the establishment followed Gordon's advice, they slowly brought their old items back to their loyal customers. However, the restaurant closed in October 2010, approximately 5 months after it appeared on television.
Sushi-Ko was owned by husband and wife team Akira Hatae and Lisa Hatae, which the couple ran with the help of their children. But despite the best efforts of Gordon and the Hatae family, the facility closed in August 2009. Lisa apparently felt that the relaunch featured on the show came a bit late, despite the best intentions. The property became the home of Nate 'n Al Delicatessen, though it too appears to have closed. It has been replaced by an Umami Burger Outlet, although it appears to have closed its doors as well.
Spanish Pavilion: Open
The first Spanish restaurant in the state of New Jersey needed Gordon Ramsay's help in difficult times. Thanks to the reality show, the company has increased its customer base. When the British chef visited the Spanish pavilion again, he noticed several changes. The restaurant's founder, Antonio Fernández, sadly passed away between Gordon's two visits. While Antonio's grandson, Jerry, was still working at the restaurant, his other grandson, Michael, stepped back. Also visit the historic restaurant at 31 Harrison Avenue, Harrison.
Classic American: Closed
Run by former waitresses Colleen and Naomi, Classic American had a number of issues that needed to be addressed to keep the business afloat. After Gordon's visit, the restaurant's ratings skyrocketed and its customer base grew significantly. While reviewing the place, Gordon awarded Classic American the Best Burger on Long Islands award from Good Times Magazine. Despite the positive press, the restaurant closed in August 2013. They informed the public about the same through their website. However, they continued to offer catering services.
PJ's Steakhouse: Cerrado
Despite their construction background, Joe and Madalyn decided to open PJ's Steakhouse in honor of Joe's brother. His inexperience took the business downhill and the couple sought help. When Gordon came to help them, he made several changes and even changed the name of the place to PJ's Grill. However, the pair closed PJ's Grill just weeks after producing "Kitchen Nightmares." Joe and Madalyn returned to their old construction site. As of this writing, Manor Oktoberfest, a German restaurant, occupies the site of PJ's Grill at 7311 Yellowstone Boulevard, Queens, New York.
Grasshopper Also: Closed
The Grasshopper Irish Pub was also located in Carlstadt, New Jersey. Despite initial success, the pub has taken a turn for the worse, with part-owner Mitch taking most of the blame. The restaurant is back in the spotlight, though some have said they prefer the old menu. Grasshopper was also sold in October 2012 and reopened with a complete renovation including new management and staff. It was called the Eastside Ale House, although it too closed in 2016. It was succeeded by Primetime Sports Lounge & Restaurant, which also closed within a year. As of this writing, Segovia Meson is located where Grasshopper So used to be at 645 Washington Avenue.
The once-successful Davide's restaurant in Boston, Massachusetts went downhill due to legal problems within the family. Thanks to Gordon's help, brothers Frank and Anthony were able to overcome their problems and help Davide grow. When the British chef revisited the restaurant, he was pleased that it did well. However, the site was sold and closed in May 2014. The main reason for the decision was the owners' decision to start a farming business.
Lower City: Closed
Gordon visits Down City in Providence, Rhode Island to help Abby Cabral and Rico Conforti get their business back on track. After all the help from the "Kitchen Nightmares" host, the restaurant gained more customers, though some complained they missed the old menu. However, the restaurant apparently closed on December 10, 2011 due to a declining economy.
Café coffee tables: Closed
Café Tavolini was owned by husband and wife team Keith Restivo and Lisa Restivo and was located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. However, after filming Kitchen Nightmares, the couple separated and the store closed in December 2010. Although Keith hoped to reopen the house, rising taxes and unpaid taxes seemed to have thwarted those plans.
Café Kingston: Cerrado
Gordon Ramsay visited Pasadena, California to help Kingston Cafe. When the British chef revisited the restaurant after the first episode, he was greeted by a whole new team. The restaurant closed in November 2012, but reopened in November 2013 with several changes, including a dance floor and expanded bar for event services.
La Frite: Closed
Opened in 1972, La Frite was a successful French restaurant in Sherman Oaks, California, but it declined when owner Andre's sons entered the business. During Gordon's return visit to the facility, he discovered that business was booming and he couldn't be happier. The restaurant was bought by George Zaoui in July 2016, although the new owner kept the original name. However, the venue changed hands again in September 2017 and was renamed Modo Mio. However, the Italian restaurant at 15013 Ventura Boulevard is also closed as of this writing.
Capri Restaurant: Cerrado
Identical twins Jim and Jeff Thiel bought their favorite pizzeria, even though running it seemed like an entirely different matter. Since Gordon's first visit, the restaurant has grown rapidly and has won numerous awards. The British chef himself presented the venue with a certificate of appreciation for its meatballs from the local Chamber of Commerce during his return visit. However, the facility closed in September 2019, and the owners expressed their appreciation to the public. The main reasons for the decision appear to be health problems and a drop in sales.
Ellen Cortello bought the house after the death of the previous owner. However, the success of the original restaurant was not sustained by the change in ownership. After Gordon's visit, the restaurant thrived again, although Ellen closed it and sold it in 2012. It was replaced by Porter & Luke's Restaurant in the spring of 2013. The restaurant is located at 1517 Metairie Road, Metairie, Louisiana.
Oceana Grill: Open
Oceana Grill previously belonged to his father and struggled in the hands of brothers Moe and Rami. However, between the filming and airing of the Louisiana restaurant episode, the restaurant changed hands and the new management apparently went to great lengths to salvage the reputation of their new business. They tried to stop the broadcast of the episode, claiming that the show and the restaurant clips were damaging their company name. You can still visit the seafood restaurant at 739 Conti Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Located in Plainfield, New Jersey, Blackberry's Catering and Family Restaurant was a soul food restaurant founded by Shelley Winters. The owner already had a catering business and decided to open her own restaurant. Although disappointed in the quality of the food, Gordon loved Shelly's mother Mary's dessert. Although Gordon's suggestions resulted in a better restaurant, Shelly closed the restaurant in March 2013, citing a lack of growth.
When the original owner of Leone's went into a coma, the family business was taken over by Michael. However, his work style left a lot to be desired. Several staff changes were made at the restaurant after Gordon's visit. In fact, the British chef was quite happy when he revisited the house a year later. Leone's is still in operation and can be visited at 19 South Park Street, Montclair, New Jersey.
Mike and Nellies: Closed
Although Mike & Nelli's has been in business since 1996, when Gordon Ramsay showed up at the Oakhurst, New Jersey restaurant, it has certainly seen better days. Thanks to the advice of the British chef, the family business managed to gain popularity and was loved by customers and critics alike. However, the restaurant last served its customers on January 21, 2012, before closing.
Luigi's D'Italia: Offen
Once a popular restaurant, Luigi's D'Italia suffered heavy losses after the original owner walked out and a new team took over. Thanks to Gordon's help and the dedication and diligence of those involved in the restaurant, the restaurant was able to return to profitability. In September 2017, Luigi's D'Italia changed locations and is located at 1032 East Bastanchury Road, Fullerton, California.
Burger Joint: Closed
The episode with Burger Kitchen had it all. From family drama to tensions between owner and staff, this Californian restaurant has certainly thrown Gordon off his feet. The facility reportedly went through several crew changes after filming Kitchen Nightmares. In 2011 there was apparently a change of ownership, which led to further transformation of ownership. However, the efforts were unsuccessful and Burger Kitchen closed its doors in February 2012.
The Greek in Porto: open
The Greek at the Harbor was quite successful in the '90s, but slipped into heavy music, leading to the introduction of Gordon Ramsay to the establishment. Since the restaurant's appearance in "Kitchen Nightmares," business has boomed, and the British chef's suggestions have made it a popular dining spot in Ventura, California once again. It is located at 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Suite 101 and is known as The Greek Mediterranean Steak and Seafood Restaurant or The Greek Ventura.
Michon's in College Park, Atlanta, Georgia, was a smokehouse and restaurant founded by Al and Gaye in hopes of one day passing it down to their daughter Natalie. However, when Natalie took the reins as manager, the restaurant's decline left the owners in debt. The restaurant closed in August 2013 due to Als's health issues. Natalie also accused the show of manipulating the episode and essentially showing a false version of events that occurred in the establishment.
El Greco: Dating
The Greek restaurant El Greco was owned by a mother and son duo. Once popular with many customers, it had been in decline for an entire year before Gordon's visit. However, despite Gordon's help, the facility's debt was too great for the owners to pay. In addition, local residents and loyal El Greco customers were not on board, introduced by the British chef. In December 2011, the Greek restaurant finally closed.
Park Edge: Closed
With a complicated menu and overworked staff, Park's Edge needed all the help it could get from the Kitchen Nightmares team. Gordon's suggestions helped the establishment gain momentum and stand out among the locals. But before the restaurant episode aired on TV, Park's Edge failed its second health inspection. In the second half of 2013, the house was looking for a new location, as the lease on the original property had expired. However, plans to restart after Park's Edge closed in early 2014 never came to fruition.
Spin-A-Yarn Roaster: open
Started in 1995 by a Greek immigrant named Saki, Spin-A-Yarn suffered from a lack of stores and owners who were constantly at odds with each other. The argument between Saki and his wife Jennifer was the result of a renovation gone wrong. During the process, Jennifer didn't bother to budget for her center's expenses, resulting in a financial disadvantage. With the help of Gordon Ramsay, the restaurant business began to take off. He even kept his customers loyal by returning some fan-favorite dishes that Gordon removed. If you are in Fremont, California, you can visit The Steakhouse at 45915 Warm Springs Boulevard.
Charlie's Italian Bistro: Cerrado
Tatiana Leiva took over Charlie's Italian Bistro when the opportunity arose in 2008. She was working as a waitress at the restaurant and hoped to continue the business she loved. Gordon Ramsay's suggestions gave Tatiana the courage to make some tough decisions and change her course. However, the bistro closed its doors in July 2012.
Cafe Hon: dating
The once-popular Café Hon drew public ire when owner Denise Whiting decided to trademark her restaurant's name and the word Hon. Traditionally, the term is widely used in Baltimore, Maryland. Denise announced that she now owned the word Hon and threatened legal action against anyone who used it for profit without her permission. This angered the local population. Gordon urged Denise to relinquish her rights to the word Hon and helped design the restaurant. Slowly, the Baltimore community forgave Denise, and the restaurant remained open until April 2022.
Chiarella's Restaurant: Closed
Tommy and Dina Delphino opened Chiarella's Ristorante in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as a successor to Dina's parents' restaurant of the same name in New Jersey. However, the owners were unable to replicate the success of its predecessor, leading to the arrival of Gordon Ramsay. After Gordon's help, the business rose to prominence and the British chef was impressed with the improvements that had been made to the house when he renovated it in season 6. However, Tommy and Dina had to close shop in June 2015. Apparently, her original lease had expired and the new landlord's lease required rent that the landlord could not pay. To date, the site is occupied by a branch of Rival Bros Coffee.
Zócalo was a Mexican restaurant owned by a couple who once worked at the establishment. However, the transition from employee to owner was not an easy one for the duo. Gordon's suggestions helped the restaurant boost its business and the restaurant began to thrive. However, the facility reportedly closed sometime during the 2012-2013 holiday season and never reopened.
The Gallery 33: Dating
Sisters Rita and Lisa opened La Galleria 33 hoping to replicate the success of their father, who owned a prosperous restaurant. The duo opened their shop near his father's house, L'Osteria. However, the anticipated influx of customers at their Italian restaurant never materialized quite the way they had hoped. Thanks to Gordon, the sisters were able to turn their failing business into a successful one. The facility was soon praised by many. Finally, the Galleria closed its doors in November 2018.
Mama Maria's: Open
Mama Maria's in Brooklyn, New York is a sister property to Sal's Pizzeria. The restaurant and pizzeria are run by João, whose parents, Sal and Maria, opened the pizzeria. However, managing two companies is a difficult task. John wasn't sure he could entrust his family's legacy to others. Gordon comes up with several new ideas to increase the restaurant's popularity and strengthen his name. As of this writing, Mama Maria's is doing well and can be found at 307 Court Street.
Mrs. Jean's Southern Kitchen: Offen
Encouraged by her fellow church members, Jean opened a soul food restaurant in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania. However, her attitude towards her customers, employees and any kind of criticism turned customers away. Even her employees don't appreciate the way Jean treats them. Gordon Ramsay's performance opened the woman's eyes and she tried to change her attitude and run the restaurant more efficiently. Since the production of Kitchen Nightmares, the facility has been relocated and is located at 807 Wallace Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Barefoot Bob's: Cerrado
Barefoot Bob's was a waterfront restaurant in Hull, Massachusetts owned by husband and wife team Marc and Lisa. While the facility did well in the summer, its profits weren't close enough to make up for the lack of customers in the winter. With the help of the Kitchen Nightmares team, the restaurant fared better, but was soon back at it. In December 2016, the store closed without notice and without justification. The property that previously housed the restaurant has been replaced by HK Too. However, the new facility also closed its doors.
Olde Hitching Post restaurant and tavern: Open
Greek restaurateur Tom Kessaris bought the Olde Hitching Post restaurant and tavern for his daughter Andrea. Years later, however, the reins of the establishment were still in his hands. After Gordon's intervention, Tom finally turned the business over to Andrea, who was appreciative of Gordon's changes. To date, the restaurant is located at 48 Spring Street, Hanson, Massachusetts.
Levanti's Italian restaurant: Cerrado
Located in Beaver, Pennsylvania, Levanti's Italian restaurant was once a thriving business that began to decline some time before Gordon arrived on the premises. To give the restaurant a new direction, Gordon converted the space into a bistro and renamed the location Levanti's American Bistro. After 15 years of operation, Levanti's closed its doors in November 2013, approximately nine months after the restaurant's episode aired.
Sam's Mediterranean Kabob Room: Closed
Sam Najarr was employed at the Mediterranean restaurant in the 1980s before becoming owner in 1997. The once-successful restaurant was on the brink of collapse when Gordon came to the rescue. Despite reports of a staff change at the facility following the production of Kitchen Nightmares, the restaurant eventually closed in January 2014. Sam has stated that the show has not been as helpful as he had hoped.
Nino's Italian Restaurant: Closed
Nino's Italian Restaurant was a family business that suffered from the unequal distribution of work among the brothers. Gordon's appearance and suggestions allowed many to see his flaws and overcome them. Unfortunately, the establishment closed in August 2016 following the death of Vincenzo Cristiano in 2014. The family decided to close the store and spend more time together. The building reportedly sold for nearly $2 million.
Mill Street Bistro: Cerrado
Joe Nagy opened Mill Street Bistro in Norwalk, Ohio after losing his previous job. However, Joe's inexperience and posturing did not help the establishment. After Gordon's appearance at the restaurant, some of the suggestions implemented by the British chef were maintained. In 2013, Joe relaunched his business and renamed it Maple City Tavern. The owner also sued Gordon's production company for lost items and damages, though the matter was eventually settled out of court. Joe sold the restaurant in February 2016 for $140,000.
Yanni's Greek Restaurant: Open
Yannis is a family business since 1984 that has had a hard time adapting to the changes that surround it. The owner, Peter Augustio, used to fight with his daughter Alyse over having similar temperaments but differing opinions. Gordon's proposed changes were enthusiastically implemented in the company. However, some fan favorites have returned to the menu. The restaurant at 7419 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle, Washington is still in business.
Prohibition Grid: Closed
Prohibition Grille was created by professional dancer Rishi Brown because she felt that running a restaurant would be the same as running a dance company. Unfortunately, her expectations did not come true as she lost a large sum of money every year. The facility closed its doors in July 2017, though Rishi transferred ownership to someone else in 2016.
Chappy's in Nashville, Tennessee was a Cajun restaurant owned by John "Chappy" Chapman and his wife Starr. The facility originally operated in Long Beach, Mississippi, but had to relocate due to Hurricane Katrina. The move turned out to be a poor decision for the restaurant, as Chappy's failed to build on its previous success. Gordon's proposals and measures intended to help the establishment were scrapped shortly after the British chef left. The restaurant closed on June 18, 2013 because it was confiscated by the authorities for fiscal deficit. Since then, John Chapman has started new companies, but most have closed within a short time.
Amy's Baking Company: fechada
Any Kitchen Nightmares fan surely knows this iconic restaurant. Owners Samy Bouzagio and Amy Bouzagio became famous for their behavior on the show, and the negative publicity made them household names. The establishment made history as the only place where Gordon Ramsay went back on what he was saying. After the episode aired, the two owners tried to make the best of the situation. From selling products that used quotes from "Kitchen Nightmares" to appearing on other reality shows, they couldn't resist the waves of criticism from viewers. Amy's Baking Company closed and reopened several times before finally closing in September 2015 due to disputes with the owners.
Pantaleone's was another restaurant that did not keep up. Once beloved by its clients, the house struggled to survive. Although Gordon's suggestion and changes initially cost the restaurant some of its regular customers, Pantaleone's appearance on television made him immensely popular with the locals. If you are in Denver, Colorado, you can visit the pizzeria at 2120 South Holly Street.
Old Town Restaurant: Cerrado
Randy and Alexa, a married couple, bought the Old Neighborhood restaurant after working there as employees. The two bought the house some 25 years before Gordon Ramsay visited the place. After the magic of the British chef, the restaurant managed to turn around, but it closed its doors on May 1, 2016. The house was sold and closed after 36 years of operation with different owners.
Kati Allo: Closed
Kati Allo, a Greek restaurant in Queens, New York, was run by Manny and Christina, a married couple. The establishment fared better after filming Kitchen Nightmares. The restaurant closed days after the episode aired on television. The closure was supposed to be temporary as the owners appeared to be renovating. However, they never reopened and were instead located in another restaurant called Kalamaki Greek Restaurant.
Meals Meals: Closed
Julie Watson, a former real estate agent, approached Gordon Ramsay about improving conditions at his Italian restaurant, Mangia Mangia. The changes made by the British chef and his team helped the restaurant's reputation. However, Julie brought back some of the old items and food. Finally, the restaurant closed its doors in November 2014.
Zayna Flaming Grill: Offense
Fayza and her niece Brenda opened Zayna Flaming Grill to fulfill their dreams. But even Fayza's 15 years as a food truck operator weren't enough to prepare the duo for what they would bring when the two opened the restaurant. Gordon's advice helped the establishment attract more customers, though Feyza's demeanor did not appear to have changed. In September 2015, Zayna Flaming Grill was turned over to its new owner, Ray Younis. You can dine at the restaurant located at 1310 South Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, California. Alternatively, you can use the restaurant's catering service.
Bella Luna Restaurant: Closed
Owned by Rosario Scollo, Bella Luna Ristorante was an Italian restaurant in Easton, Pennsylvania. As of this writing, the restaurant is the final venue to get a facelift in Kitchen Nightmares. Despite the positive results following Gordon's performance, the restaurant closed in November 2013, months before it hit television. The closure was due to landlord-landlord disputes over rent payment.
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