Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares returned after nine years with its eighth season in 2023. This popular show used to help struggling restaurants get back on their feet. But in those nine years, cooking competitions became more popular on Fox, pushing this show to the side.
Why Did Gordon Ramsay Return?
The pandemic caused a lot of trouble for restaurants, bars, and the food industry over the last three years. Many places had to close because they didn’t make enough money. So, Gordon Ramsay decided it was the right time to come back and help restaurants in the United States.
What Does Gordon Ramsay Do on the Show?
Gordon Ramsay visits restaurants that are in trouble. He points out problems like unskilled staff, dirty kitchens, and bad menus. The restaurant owners have to agree to let him help before he can fix things.
With Ramsay’s help, these restaurants get a makeover and start making money again. Meanwhile, Gordon Ramsay has been on other TV shows like Hell’s Kitchen, MasterChef Junior, Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted, MasterChef, and Next Level Chef.
Kitchen Nightmares Returns
The eighth season of Kitchen Nightmares came back in late September. In the first episode, Ramsay went to a diner in New York called Bel Aire. The owners, a retired couple, had given it to their sons, but the sons were struggling to run it.
Ramsay noticed problems like old food, a messy fridge, and a very long menu. The episode showed the chaos in the restaurant and a lot of family arguments.
Selecting the Restaurants
Before this season, the casting team looked for restaurants in the US. They chose places that were really in trouble as their first criteria. They also picked places in New York and New Jersey because they wanted to film in one area after being away for nine years.
The team visited the restaurants to learn everything about them, like how much money they made and how many people came in each day. Ramsay knows that each restaurant and family is unique, so he had to understand all the details.
What Happened in the Second Episode?
In the second episode, Ramsay went to Bask 46 in Woodland Park, New Jersey. The chef there called himself the “Culinary Gangster” and even had business cards and a jersey. The episode also featured Da Mimmo restaurant in Dumont, New Jersey, owned by Melissa Gigante, the mother of the Gigante brothers. These brothers were social media stars but didn’t know how to run their mom’s restaurant. Ramsay confronted them and tried to help.
When and Where Can You Watch Kitchen Nightmares?
If you want to watch Kitchen Nightmares, it airs at different times depending on where you are:
- Eastern Daylight Time (EDT): 08:00 PM on the same day
- Pakistan Standard Time (PKT): 06:00 AM on the following day
- Central Daylight Time (CDT): 08:00 PM on the same day
- Pacific Daylight Time (PDT): 06:00 PM on the same day
- Philippine Time (PHT): 09:00 AM on the following day
- Rio de Janeiro (Brazil): 10:00 PM on the same day
Here’s when you can catch the upcoming episodes of Kitchen Nightmares:
- Episode 03 (“In The Drink”): 09 October 2023 (Monday)
- Episode 04: 16 October 2023 (Monday)
- Episode 05: 23 October 2023 (Monday)
- Episode 06: 30 October 2023 (Monday)
- Episode 07: 06 November 2023 (Monday)
- Episode 08: 13 November 2023 (Monday)
So, if you enjoy seeing restaurants get a second chance, don’t miss these episodes!