Monday, 25 June 2012

Kitchen Nightmares - Barefoot Bobs - OPEN

Kitchen Nightmares Barefoot Bobs


Episode Recap


Chef Gordon Ramsay visits Barefoot bobs in Hull, Massachusetts, the restaurant is owned by husband and wife Mark and Lisa. They had always worked in the industry and decided to buy their own restaurant, the restaurant is busy is the summer but the customers dwindle 
in the winter. To save money, they sacked the chef and Mark cooks in the kitchen while Lisa runs the front of house. Their relationship is suffering as is the restaurant, upon arriving, Gordon decides to meet with the owners separately to find out the problems. 

Gordon arrives at the restaurant and meets the servers. He sits down to order food and notices that the menu is massive but also dirty. He orders the Bob’s Big Buoy platter, a Bob’s Lobster Roll, as recommended by the server and the New England Clam Chowder. The platter is disgusting and unseasoned. He bypasses the platter, branding it a “big buoy disappointment”. The lobster roll is so full of lobster it is no wonder they are losing money, it's also soggy and untoasted. The chowder is floury, bland with no clams.

Gordon arrives for a dinner service and Gordon is shocked when he sees a psychic in the restaurant giving readings. Gordon licks her crystal ball and asks for a reading, she predicts there is happy ending if they put the work in. The food leaves the kitchen quickly but it is sent back just as quick for being cold, overcooked and soggy. Gordon examines the food storage, he finds it is messy, the food is stored dangerously with cooked food next to raw food and to top it all off it isn’t even cold. He finds 25 old pizzas in a fridge and he pulls out the trays of the oven and discovers they haven’t been cleaned in a long time. Gordon describes them as dysfunctional as they don’t know their break even figure for the restaurant. Gordon sits them down for a talk and Lisa agrees to doing more in the restaurant.

Gordon sets about making his changes. Instead of his usual Chef mentor he introduces a Business Consultant/ Accountant to get them back on track. He works on the menu introducing and teaching the kitchen two new specials, an improved New England clam chowder and Fish and Chips. They visit local towns to promote the restaurant to help the restaurant in the winter months and the restaurant is given a makeover transforming it into a beach side restaurant. The POS system is also updated and will help the restaurant with their inventory.

On relaunch night, Lisa’s brother Robby the Bar Manager hates the new decor and feel of the restaurant and walks out. Gordon arrives and senses something is up and gives him a piece of his mind. Things start to fall apart in the kitchen and the customers begin to get irate. Lisa makes the decision to stop taking orders and slow down to give the kitchen a break. The food begins to go out again and the kitchen is back on track. The customers love the food and Mark and Lisa are working happily as a team.

What Happened Next? 


They have reverted to their old menu and are bringing the decor back to the "tiki" feel, they hosted a Kitchen Fantasy viewing party on the night the episode was aired. Post filming reviews look mixed, mainly 1/2 star negative reviews on Yelp but better reviews on Trip Advisor.

Extra Reading 


http://www.barefootbobshull.com/

36 comments:

  1. actually he spells his name marc

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  2. I loved the barman in this. He wasn't even introduced until the last quarter then he goes toe to toe with Ramsey and puts the whole relaunch in jeopardy, awesome! It does show though that a good make over and menu change is not what is needed in some locations
    This blog is excellent by the way

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    1. Perhaps the menu might not need to be made over but the cooking of the food should if no one thinks it tastes good.

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  3. Wow go to yelp and read the reviews. All one or two stars before and after KN. WOW!!!

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    1. Lots of people write reviews on that site who have never been there, especially after the restaurant has appeared on TV. You shouldn't look at them when deciding where to eat, it's pointless.

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  4. Did you see how much of a fat tosser the bar-back little brother was. Saying he had words for Ramsay then tried to kiss his butt. What a little chump :)

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  5. Felt sorry for Mark. A good guy, but I really had the feeling his wife was cheating on him. I saw no love from her, and she was on the phone constantly, secretly.

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    1. Wow, why would you just assume that about someone? That's an amazing snap judgment and just so very rude and presumptuous.

      I know reality shows are filmed so that they're like stories and they have to create a villain but Jesus Christ, don't just go accusing people of things like that.

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    2. Yea I have to say I felt the same, shes banging someone else.

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    3. most definitely thought the same thing,.. i got a feeling mark has been taken for a ride,.. they went back to the old dump of a place ,.. and i would be willing to bet it was due to pressure from the wife and her brother,..
      as for their relationship if the an was so in love with his wife and was sleeping n the couch one has to wonder why ,.. obviously it was not his choosing,.. she looked like the typical gold digger ,.. i bet mark had the money to get the place started and she just took him for a ride so to speak,.. feel sorry for the guy he deserves better.

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    4. I agree, she is cheating.

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    5. Yeah all the red flags are there. At the very least she is treating him like garbage. If I was him I would ditch the scab and get a cute little wife that actually cared about me.

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    6. Anonymous.............I think you hit it right on the head....I thought she was having an affair also....Not only did she stay on the phone she would jump up and leave and say I'm leaving you don't need to know where I am going....

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    7. Also, remember the waitress told Ramsey the problem was she was always going on "vacations". The husband worked 7 days a week and she only worked 2.

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    8. I don't understand why people leave negative comments. If you don't like the show, why are you reading this?

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    9. ^ what the hell arw you yammering about? No one is talking bad about the show just an observation of the wives behavior.

      Reading...its hard

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    10. Seems we're all forgetting about that waitress that was all over Marc though. Whether his wife was cheating we don't know, but I feel he might have been having a little something on the side with her in return.

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    11. Yeah i got the same feeling , i didnt saw the love in her eyes. She was distant , taking vacations left and right , not doing her job. Showing up few times a week while her husband is there all day every day. Smells a lot like cheating.

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    12. Yeah I also got the idea she might be cheating from watching the episode.

      The red flags for me were:

      She was very cold and distant to him.

      She went on vacations while he worked.

      Doing the books for the business and not being able to answer basic questions about it.

      I really feel for the guy, because it looked very much like he was struggling.

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  6. Have to agree, the wife is cheating.

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  7. wife's definitely cheating , you could bet your life on it.sad its always the good guys who end up with the whXXes

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  8. Too bad, must be going to close soon and try for McDonald's. What idiots!!

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  9. You guys really don't believe a reality show do you? All fake.. setup.. scripted.. nothing is real. They film dinners at 8am, and closing in the morning, with 10 to 15 takes such a joke.

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    1. Have you been there? I think it's funny that you claim they serve dinners at 8 am, yet every time I have seen a listing for patrons for the before and relaunch, they are to be there around 6 pm. So you tell me how they are filming dinners at 8 am.

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  10. Doesn't anyone believe in power of love anymore? I for one think they have always been destined to be together from now until the end of time! I mean, you could see her love for him while she sat, drinking martini's, and texting her "friend"! And you could see his love for her in the 5 lb lobster roll! I mean, it's lobster! I just thank God every day for Chef Ramsey, the Cupid of the culinary world!

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  11. BLA BLA BLA BLA BLA BLA

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  12. I have a lot of KN that I have recorded and am just recently got the time to view them.

    I can not figure out why they called in Chef Ramsey if they did not want to change anything unless it was simply to get the publicity?

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    1. The owner of Mill Street Bistro called in Gordon Ramsay to generate publicity. The owner of Amy's Baking Company called in Gordon Ramsay to silence negative criticism.

      This leads me to believe that any restaurant owner who brings in Ramsay or Robert Irvine, if they resist every change the host proposes, are doing so to try to get backing and support from a big-name chef. (Or, in some cases, were brought in by someone other than the owner as a last-ditch attempt to knock some sense into the owner.)

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  13. I have to say why even bother asking for Mr Ramsays help when you are gonna get rid of all the changes to the restaurant and even get rid of his new menu.....waste of money and time if you ask me.

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  14. She was cheating once he arrived...I'm talking about Gordon. Can you dig it???

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  15. Definitely cheating. Marc should bang the tidy waitress.

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  16. Their website has a lot of stock photos of food on it, it's hilarious. The power of google reverse imaging.

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  17. A lot of the images on their website are actually just stock photos. The power of reverse imaging. I've met lots of woman like that, don't give a single care. Awful and toxic environment. Jesus.

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  18. It is about an hour and an half from me. It would be neat to have a day trip to check it out and see how well it is doing. I am in the northeastern part of MA.

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