La Grange’s Cafe 36 among Gordon Ramsey, ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ restaurant closings

Gordon Ramsey | AP Photos
Gordon Ramsey | AP Photos

Controversial English chef Gordon Ramsey and his show “Kitchen Nightmares” are leaving the silver screen. One of the featured restaurants in his show was located in La Grange, it’s now closed, according to Grub Street.

In the end, Gordon Ramsay’s “Kitchen Nightmares” went out with a humble blog post, not with a bang, and in any case the chef’s farewell announcement earlier this week marks the end of an expletive-filled era and slaying comments like, “Chimichangas? Chimi-chuck it in the bin.”

There were a few lawsuits along the way and various claims from proprietors that the show wrecked their businesses, but in all, while some spots have scintillating Yelp! reviews now, “Kitchen Nightmares” saved less than half of its featured restaurants, and a few even closed before their episodes aired.

Grub didn’t delve into the track record of Ramsay’s original U.K. show of the same name, but we looked at everywhere Ramsay went in the contiguous United States: Here’s a breakdown of all the restaurants that bounced back from the brink of failure, and the others that weren’t so lucky.

[Read the full story at Grub Street]

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