For the first time in the history of “Kitchen Nightmares,” cranky celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay gave up on a restaurant.
The popular series features Ramsay trying to help struggling restaurants right the ship. In Friday’s episode, his instruction to the owners of an Arizona eatery didn’t take, and Ramsay walked out. Eater has a full rundown and clips.
It’s not the first time a Ramsay makeover didn’t work out, however. Back in 2010, “Kitchen Nightmares” visited Black Rock’s Cafe Tavolini, which shut its doors before the episode even aired. Its closure sparked an investigation by the state Attorney General’s Office.
Ramsay is scheduled to be in Connecticut through Tuesday to film a new show, “Hotel Hell,” at Woodbury’s Curtiss House Inn. Unless he left early.