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What Would You Do If You Owned a Kitchen Nightmare?

On last night's episode of Kitchen Nightmares, Gordon Ramsay headed to the Olde Stone Mill and found Dean, a very difficult restaurant owner. Dean was totally unwilling to admit that his restaurant was a failure, the food was crappy, and the place was empty. When Ramsay suggested he change the menu completely, to a steakhouse, Dean was very hesitant and rude.

It made me wonder how I would feel if Ramsay came into a joint that I owned. Would it be hard for me to change everything to his liking? How about you?

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Catipa Catipa 9 years
I love Gordon and would be honored to have his advise.
tati33 tati33 9 years
I've never seen the show..but if I were not succeeding I would take pointers from Mr. Ramsey.. I'm with Alisha_Stiletto on this one...
Mel475 Mel475 10 years
As others have said, why do these people ask for help and then reject or fight the advice? Gordon's not there because he just happened to be in the area - they ASKED for his help! If you were in this much trouble, I'd think you'd be pretty open to the advice of renowned chef with many successful restaurants and TV shows!
sahayra sahayra 10 years
I don't like that show, there's way too much yelling.
softness softness 10 years
It's true if you ask for help you might as well take it, but I don't think people on shows like these realize how hard it can be sometimes to change. Having a complete stranger, credentials or no, criticize a project that's basically been my baby is admitting defeat, and that's definitely a difficult thing to do. I guess I'd do this kind of transformation if I had to, but otherwise... HELL NO!
karisaamy karisaamy 10 years
i would be a little hesitant at first then go along...hello you asked for help, now take it.
wallaceo wallaceo 10 years
yeah, that dean guy was such an arse! why even sign up for it if you don't want the help?
Diana172 Diana172 10 years
I would definitely listen to his advice. Listen, but not necessarily obey...
HappyKate HappyKate 10 years
I would take all of Gordon's advice and fix everything, then he might just have to submit to my "ideas"! lol
klandrach klandrach 10 years
My BF got me hooked on this show and it is great. Gordon doesn't just randomly go into restaurants and change things, poeple ask for his help and he is there to turn around their places. He is awesome at what he does, so listen to the man!
carito8 carito8 10 years
1st. I love Gordon ♥ 2nd. If I call for his help I must listen to what he says otherwise why ask for help :?
Jinx Jinx 10 years
I think, since these people probably had to apply to be on the show, they should be more willing to accept his ideas. And who could resist when he rides up on a motorbike! :love:
fragiletearz fragiletearz 10 years
I hate change but I'd come around!
I-freaking-rock I-freaking-rock 10 years
I never really got into this show, but I may have to give it a chance!
indielove indielove 10 years
LOVE Gordon. I'd listen to anything he has to say. :)
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 10 years
Well at first I would probably be taken back because it is MINE and he's coming in and saying it's all wrong. But I'm sure after some thinking I would definatly come around and understand that he is the pro and he knows what he's talking about and OFFERING his help and input too.
Alisha_Stiletto Alisha_Stiletto 10 years
I was watching that episode myself last night and thought that guy was a complete moron. Lets see - you have a mortgage to pay, all your business' overhead (salaries, etc) and you dont want to acknowledge that you're drowning? That place was empty. I agree, he needed to overhaul the whole thing. While Ramsay is essentially a baboon's ass, he *was* right.
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