Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares didn’t help save many restaurants. A majority all went under. Ramsay’s move was to barge in and change a menu from burgers and fries to contemporary vegan so he could continue to be friends with Gwyneth Paltrow. When the parolees working the kitchen would fuck up, he would scream at them in barely intelligible English in front of planted customers. If this didn’t get the doors shuttered, locals could always wait and DVR the episode to catch cockroaches feeding on the bodies of dead union bosses in the pantry of their favorite diner. Why would a restaurant subject themselves to this bullshit charade? Probably because most of them were already closing and didn’t mind charging a location fee to have Ramsay’s cornball ass show up and kick a dead horse. Just like Basketball Wives features women who aren’t really basketball wives and Millionaire Matchmaker features bachelors who aren’t really millionaires, Ramsay wasn’t a guy who was really a restaurant fixer. He was just another dick with mousse in his hair.
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