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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9
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CHEF RAMSAY ATTEMPTS TO SAVE A BROOKLYN RESTAURANT
ON AN ALL-NEW "KITCHEN NIGHTMARES"
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, ON FOX
Chef Ramsay heads to Mama Maria's in Brooklyn. This Italian restaurant and pizzeria was passed down from mother to son more than 25 years ago, but has proven to be more of a burden than a family gem. The owner is exhausted from trying to make ends meet for his family, which in turn has taken a toll on the staff, food and overall performance of the restaurant. Chef Ramsay is disgusted to find 12 freezers filled with rancid and inedible pre-made meals and he reaches his breaking point when one diner needs an ambulance after eating a defrosted piece of seafood. When Chef Ramsay levels with this owner, he leaves him in tears. Find out if Ramsay's push was enough to wake this owner and save his family and restaurant on the all-new "Mama Maria's" episode of KITCHEN NIGHTMARES airing Friday, Nov. 9 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (KN-508) (TV-14 L)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES: renewed through the 2013-14 season (the show's sixth production cycle) on 5/13/13
DESCRIPTION: (from FOX's press release, May 2013) Chef Gordon Ramsay returns for a sixth season as he treks across the country to help struggling restaurants keep their businesses above water. Without any other options, the restaurant owners turnto Gordon Ramsay and his team for one last hope before having to shut their doors forever. Many of these restaurants are beyond repair, leaving Ramsay to face a nearly impossible task. Some will close their doors, others will get back on their feet, but all are calling on Chef Ramsay to wake them up from their KITCHEN NIGHTMARES. Each week, Chef Ramsay will visit a new establishment with myriad problems - these restaurants are empty, dirty and the owners have nowhere else to turn. He will delve deep into the inner workings of each eatery, from unsanitary refrigerators to lazy and inexperienced staff, in order to diagnose the real problems. When Ramsay brings the issues to light for the owners and their staffs, some immediately will get on board to make the changes, while others will reject Ramsay's advice. Whether he suggests changes to the restaurant operations, offers updates to the menu or gives the establishment a makeover, Chef Ramsay will do all he can to save these often unsalvageable restaurants. But no matter what Ramsay does, it ultimately is up to the restaurant owners to take his advice and use it - or face closure. From Yanni's in Seattle, to La Galleria 33 in Boston, to the Olde Hitching Post in Hanson, MA, Ramsay has used his five-starculinary expertise and knowledge to help numerous restaurants on the brink of closure get back on their feet. KITCHEN NIGHTMARES is a co-production of ITV Studios America and Optomen in association with A. Smith & Co. Productions. Arthur Smith, Kent Weed, Patricia Llewellyn and Gordon Ramsay serve as executive producers.