Chef Ramsay visits Flamango's in Whitehouse Station, N.J., and discovers an outdated eatery. He suggests a major overhaul on all fronts, but he runs into opposition from one owner who's not open to change.
Chef Ramsay visits Lido di Manhattan Beach, an Italian eatery in Manhattan Beach, Cal. The sight of the kitchen results in Ramsay shutting the place down, and he tries to convey to the young, inexperienced owner that urgent changes are needed.
Chef Ramsay visits Le Bistro, a French eatery in South Florida, and discovers that he and the head chef have similar culinary training. However, the head chef is in complete denial about the poor quality of his restaurant's food and service.
Chef Ramsay visits Mama Rita's, a Mexican eatery in Newbury Park, Cal., and he uncovers a disorganized kitchen resulting from inefficient leadership. The owner learns she may have to sacrifice a friendship in order to save her business.
Chef Ramsay visits Anna Vincenzo's, a family-run eatery in Boca Raton, Fla. He learns that the stubborn owner (who's also the chef) doesn't welcome change. After his ideas are ignored, Ramsay walks out.
Chef Ramsay revisits Sante La Brea (in L.A.) and Giuseppi's (in Macomb Township, Mich.), two restaurants he helped in the past, and he evaluates their progress. Also: Ramsay reflects on noteworthy kitchen fights he's had.
Chef Ramsay visits Fleming, a Danish eatery in Miami that is no longer the hot spot it once was. The rigid owner doesn't want to update the place, and Ramsay discovers something in the cooler that causes him to close the restaurant during dinner service.
Chef Ramsay visits Sushi Ko in Thousand Oaks, Cal., a failing second location of a family-owned eatery. Problems include debt, a breakdown of the family dynamic, and a relative who has lost his passion for cooking.
In the second-season finale, Chef Ramsay revisits eateries he's helped in the past to see if his advice is being followed. Included: the Handlebar Restaurant & Lounge (Mount Sinai, N.Y.); Casa Roma (Lancaster, Cal.); and Black Pearl (New York City).
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