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Would You Ever Open a Restaurant With Your Family?

Last night's Kitchen Nightmares was all about one family's struggle to run a restaurant. The overbearing dad has diabetes, the son feels like he's never good enough, and the mom is stuck between the father-son battles. Although Gordon Ramsay manages to piece the family back together, the emotional episode made me wonder how I would feel if I worked in a family-owned restaurant. How about you?

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Jyramiah Jyramiah 9 years
I can't say that I would. But if I had the money, I would help my sister open her own restaurant. She's the cook in the family. I would just sit back and enjoy the free food.
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 9 years
I like my family but no way. Serious business (money) can some times break family's up. In rare cases it honestly can work though.
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
Possibly, w/ the right family members, of course! :)
justanerd1975 justanerd1975 9 years
heck no! we would all kill each other lol
Marci Marci 9 years
I would open a restaurant with one of my brothers. We're both great cooks and work really well together. And the first order of business would be to ban the rest of the family from getting involved in the business. :D
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i do NOT think that i could work with my family especially in a restaurant since i know that we would all butt heads. it's hard to be in the service industry with your family and know that you have to trust them, but you know that you'll want to kill them too!
milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
I could see opening one with just my husband, but certainly not any of my in-laws. I love them but they're muy loco.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 9 years
Here, here fuzzles. Only if I wanted to knock 100 years off my life.
fuzzles fuzzles 9 years
Only if I wanted to end up in a padded room!
foxie foxie 9 years
That would be fun. Especially since I'm vegan, my husband is vegetarian, my mom is pescatarian and my dad doesn't eat red meat. We could have a really healthy, special restaurant.
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
Yes and we actually plan on it in the future
mom2ross mom2ross 9 years
The combination of those two pictures is hysterical! For a split second, I thought Gordon had a beehive!
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
I grew up in a family restaurant--my mom and dad owned a Chinese restaurant and did everything themselves, pretty much, so we were there all the time. It was great. My fiance and I want to open a restaurant together someday as well.
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