Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA
About the Show
Gordon Ramsay goes Stateside as he attempts to rescue more struggling restaurants from ruin with his own menu of extremely frank and forthright advice for the owners
Series 6 Summary
The sixth series of Gordon Ramsay's stateside adventures in which the chef offers forthright advice to the owners of ailing restaurants that are facing imminent catastrophe.
Episode 1 - La Galleria 33 Part 1
Gordon Ramsay heads to Boston for the first of two visits to La Galleria 33, an Italian restaurant opened in 2006 by raucous sisters Rita and Lisa.
The two siblings grew up working at their father's successful restaurant nearby, but when they opened their own establishment, the customers didn't materialise.
The sisters blame everything from the weather to the tablecloths for their failures. They clash with their waiters, their kitchen staff (led by Rita's ex-husband) and even their customers.
With the restaurant on the verge of disaster, can Gordon bring peace to La Galleria 33 and save the business from collapse?
Episode 2 - La Galleria 33 Part 2
The dramatic conclusion to the saga of La Galleria 33, an Italian eatery in Boston, features in this programme as Gordon Ramsay confronts restaurant owners and sisters Rita and Lisa with an ultimatum.
His stand-off with the siblings is just the beginning of the explosive action as he finds himself stuck in a war between the waiters, chefs and owners over who is to blame for the restaurant's failings.
Can Gordon wrangle these hapless proprietors and stubborn employees back into one productive team and save this restaurant from itself?
Episode 3 - Mama Maria
Gordon Ramsay heads to Brooklyn, New York, to tackle a sinking 55-year-old family restaurant. The owner, John Esposito, left high school at the age of 14 and has been working at his parents' business, Sal's Pizzeria, ever since.
It became so successful that the family purchased the space next door in the 90s, naming it Mama Maria's after John's mother, who died in 2002.
But when he lost his father as well, John became overwhelmed by the work of running both establishments. The business became stuck in the past and will soon be history if Gordon can't fix it.
The problems are so bad that most owners would have shut the doors already, but to John closing down the eateries would be like losing his parents all over again. Can Gordon deliver the wake-up call John needs to restore his family's legacy and redeem his restaurant?
Episode 4 - Ms Jean's Southern Cuisine
Gordon pays a visit to Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, home to Ms Jean's Southern Cuisine, which was opened 12 years ago by retired special education teacher Ms Jean Gould.
Her staff say she's like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and that's why the local community stay away, but Ms Jean insists she's only mean because her employees are lazy.
The business is falling apart, resembling a dentist's waiting room rather than a busy soul food restaurant. Can Gordon mend Ms Jean's reputation and put some soul back into this eatery?
Episode 5 - Barefoot Bob's
Gordon Ramsay travels to Hull, Massachusetts, to visit beachside restaurant Barefoot Bob's, which is owned by husband-and-wife team Marc and Lisa.
The duo opened the grill in the summer of 2004 to a busy seafront crowd, but every year the bottom line collapses through the bleak winter months.
To cut costs, Marc has taken over the kitchen and is drowning in work, while Lisa prefers to avoid it. They have both lost their passion, not only for the restaurant but also for each other.
With the restaurant and marriage on the line, can Gordon pull their heads out of the sand before it's too late?
Episode 6 - Olde Hitching Post
Gordon Ramsay heads to the historic Olde Hitching Post in Hanson, Massachusetts, where he meets an owner so stubborn and set in his ways that he doesn't realise he's the reason his restaurant is losing money.
Owner Tom bought the business for his daughter Andrea, but six years later he is still refusing to let her run it. Gordon must fight a controlling boss who doesn't react well to his criticism.
Can he break owner Tom's iron grip on the restaurant and convince him to change his outdated approach?
Episode 7 - Levanti's
Gordon Ramsay pays a visit to Beaver, Pennsylvania, where he finds a brother-and-sister team who are unable to work together in a positive manner at an Italian restaurant called Levanti's.
Their relationship is so fractured that they are failing to save their father's business from being overwhelmed by competition from other local eateries.
The situation has become desperate and dad Tony is now in danger of losing his life savings if the restaurant goes under. Can Gordon save the family before it's too late?
Episode 8 - Sam's Mediterranean Kabob Room
Gordon Ramsay visits family-owned restaurant Sam's Mediterranean Kabob Room in Monrovia, California.
Within minutes of his arrival, Gordon is caught in the crossfire of an argument between owner Sam, his wife and their children, all of whom are feeling the pressure of working in the restaurant seven days a week.
The frequent bickering between the kids is tearing the restaurant apart at the seams and getting in the way of improving the business.
It's an emotional roller coaster as Gordon attempts to mend not only the restaurant, but also the frayed relationships in this stressed family. Can he save the business and help the family remember what really matters?
Episode 9 - Nino's
Gordon heads to the coastal community of Long Beach, California, to save Nino's, an Italian family restaurant that was opened in 1958 and is now under the misguided leadership of the eldest son, Nino.
Younger brother Michael and sister Carina point the finger of blame for the restaurant's failings directly at Nino, and their 78-year-old mother Inge is desperate for Nino to turn the business around.
Find out whether Gordon can get through to this clueless manager and save the feuding family from closing their restaurant's doors for good.
Episode 10 - Yanni's
Gordon Ramsay pays a visit to Greek restaurant Yanni's in Seattle, where he clashes with defiant owner Peter, a chef who is so set in his ways that he hasn't allowed any changes to his menu since the business opened in 1984.
His own family are concerned that the restaurant is becoming trapped in the past, but Peter is determined to stick to his guns. And while they blame each other for the restaurant's problems, standards are plummeting.
Can Gordon help this old-fashioned owner bring his business up to date while preserving his relationship with his family?
Episode 11 - Amy's Baking Company
Gordon is in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he visits Amy's Baking Company and meets husband-and-wife bistro owners Samy and Amy Bouzaglo.
The couple reveal a shocking contempt for customer feedback and would rather throw unhappy diners out of the door than listen to their complaints.
Get ready to witness a colossal battle as Gordon faces off against the two defiant owners and, for the first time ever, decides this is a restaurant that even he can't help.
Episode 12 - Mill Street Bistro Part 1
Gordon Ramsay heads to Norwalk, Ohio, in America's farming heartland, for the first of two visits to the Mill Street Bistro.
There he encounters Joe Nagy, one of the most pretentious restaurant owners he has ever met. Joe claims he has the best menu from New York to Los Angeles, but his servers and diners tell a very different story.
The confrontations are explosive as Gordon locks horns with this owner, who is flatly resistant to change. Can Gordon prevail and convince Joe that he needs to amend his ways to save the business?
Episode 13 - Mill Street Bistro Part 2
In the dramatic conclusion to the Mill Street Bistro saga, Gordon's disagreement with proprietor Joe Nagy erupts into one of his most intense confrontations yet.
Just when Gordon thinks Joe has turned the corner and is ready to accept his help, Joe slips back into his old ways, denying his own failings and picking petty fights with Gordon.
Can Gordon get this stubborn proprietor to finally accept his advice and secure the future of his restaurant?
Episode 14 - The Prohibition Grille
Gordon heads to the Prohibition Grille in Everett, Washington, where he meets a belly dancer-turned-restaurateur named Rishi Brown.
As a boss, Rishi is making all the wrong moves and her lack of experience is evident everywhere.
She's distracted from the task of improving her menu by performing dance routines for the diners, and is completely oblivious to the disastrous dishes served from her own kitchen.
Can Gordon wake Rishi up from her kitchen nightmare in time to save her business from catastrophe?
Episode 15 - Chappy's
Gordon heads to country music's spiritual home, Nashville, Tennessee, but his visit begins on a sour note at Chappy's Cajun restaurant.
Chef John 'Chappy' Chapman's careless methods have hurt his local reputation. Chappy blames the Nashville clientele rather than his less-than-appetising food and disturbing kitchen practices.
Despite Gordon's attempts to show him the way, Chappy seems to prefer his own destructive route. Can Gordon get through to this stubborn owner before Chappy's comes crashing down?
Episode 16 - Revisit
Gordon Ramsay goes back to three of the biggest American kitchen nightmares he has ever faced.
First he revisits Café Hon in Hampden, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore. Owner Denise Whiting was trapped in a nasty battle with the community and had threatened the locals with lawsuits. Has Denise followed Gordon's advice and mended her reputation, or is Café Hon long gone?
Next Gordon returns to Chiarella's in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. When he first visited owners Tommy and Dina DeFino, the business was struggling so badly that Tommy had completely lost his confidence and wife Dina had lost her patience. Have they stayed the course and found success?
On his final stop, Gordon travels back to Leone's in Montclair, New Jersey, where owner Rose Leone was depending on her lazy son Michael to run the restaurant. Having raged at Michael for preferring to watch television during service rather than doing any work, will Gordon now find a changed man or has Michael slipped back into his old ways?
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Gordon Ramsay goes Stateside as he attempts to rescue more struggling restaurants from ruin with his own menu of extremely frank and forthright advice for the ownersEpisode Guide >
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