A: The restaurant owner pays nothing and Ramsay doesn’t pay for it out of his own pocket, either.
The production company that makes the show pays for the renovations.
Per co-executive producer Lindsay Kugler: “ ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ ‘ mission is to help participating restaurants get back on their feet.
Does Kitchen Nightmares actually help restaurants?
More Than 60% Of Restaurants On Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ Have Closed. Reuters Chef Gordon Ramsay couldn’t save every kitchen from its nightmares. On a positive note, around 39% of restaurants featured on the show are still open.
Do the restaurants have to pay for Kitchen Nightmares?
According to Lindsay Kugler, one of the executive producers on the show, “Kitchen Nightmares’ mission is to help participating restaurants get back on their feet. All of Gordon Ramsay’s advice to restaurant owners is provided free of charge and the restaurant renovations are paid for by the series.”
Are any kitchen nightmares still open?
In 2014, shortly after Kitchen Nightmares was canceled, The Daily Mail reported that 60 percent of the restaurants that appeared on the show had closed. We did a quick update on those statistics for 2018 and found that only 15 restaurants out of the 77 that appeared on the show between 2007 and 2014 are still open.
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