Chef Gordon Ramsay visit's Jack's Waterfront, St Clair Shores, MI, a seafood restaurant run by three body builders, Jim, Tanner and Scott with A.J being the general manager. Gordon arrives on jet ski as the restaurant is located on the bay. Gordon orders Krab Omelet, fish and chips from the menu and asks the waitress why it is spelt with a K, she tells him to highlight that it is artificial crab meat. He inspects the walk in and finds beef swimming in blood and salmon that has been dyed pink, he is not impressed by Aaron insists that it's not his menu that he is cooking. Gordon is astounded that they buy in their fish when they are located directly on the bay but even more astounded to hear that the general manager has been drinking ouzo and regularly socialises with the customers, even more astonishing is that they are paying him $100,000! Gordon witnesses a dinner service and sees Chef Aaron struggling with control of the staff, they ignore him and go out to smoke whenever they please. The customers aren't impressed with the food and plenty of it gets sent back to the kitchen. Gordon comes up with a fish special cooked from fish that is caught through the ice on the lake, both the staff and customers love the new special. Gordon gives the restaurant a huge makeover introducing fish bowls in the walls and a how to do knots game to entertain whilst the customers wait for their food. The relaunch is a success with customers loving the new décor and menu. After the customers have left, Gordon asks A.J whether he will cut both his hours and salary to be able to help the restaurant and he agrees.
What Happened Next?
Jacks closed in December 2010 and opened as Dockside Jack's in March 2011, it closed after a month. They sold the restaurant back to the previous owners and it became Brownies on the Lake in April 2011, they posted the below on Facebook.
"Brownies is returning back home to the Nautical Mile. Everyone knows that Brownies was the premier place to go on Lake St.Clair for almost 40 years. Now 14 years after it's closing Brownies is returning but to a new location formerly operated as Jack's Waterfront Restaurant. The "new" Brownies will be operated by the highly regarded Andiamo Restaurant Group. The opening is planned for Memorial Weekend. "
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