Thursday, 16 August 2018

24 Hours to Hell and Back - Sandra Dee's - OPEN

Sandra Dee's 24 Hours to Hell and Back

In this 24 Hours to Hell and Back episode, Gordon Ramsay visits Sandra Dee's Bar-B-Que & Seafood. Sandra Dee's is a creole restaurant, business has declined and Sandra Dee knows of no reason why but hidden footage shows her temper. Her daughters work in the restaurant as managers and customers used to queue around the corner but business has declined in the previous year to almost nothing. The staff feel Sandra has an attitude and is a bully and the food is terrible. 

Gordon arrives in disguise as a construction worker with other construction workers. He hates the interior decor and they order all of their speciality dishes. The ribs are microwaved, the calamari is soggy and greasy, the meat is unknown, the mac and cheese and beans are from a can. Sandra goes to the table and is rude and full of attitude to the customers. Gordon introduces himself to Sandra and asks all the staff to join him in the restaurant. He asks everyone to follow him outside to his Hell on Wheels truck.

Gordon shows them hidden footage showing unsanitary food storage and prep, microwaved chicken, Sandra ranting and many clips of Tateyanna's rudeness. They react badly to being shown the hidden footage and Gordon reads the poor customer reviews to the staff, they complain about the food and staff behaviour. Gordon inspects the kitchen and finds grease and old fish that was served to customers. In the walk in, he finds a pool of stinking congealed blood and old food, including a pot of old chicken sat in blood. The pit is caked in grease and there are gas bottles and bleach next to the furnace! 

Gordon talks to Sandra Dee to find out what went wrong, she admits she nearly fired Tateyanna and that she must change. The kitchen staff are taken to the Hell on Wheels truck to sample  and cook the new menu. Gordon asks to sit with Tateyanna and shows her footage of her rude behaviour, she is causing a lot more damage that she realises. She goes straight to Sandra to apologise for her behaviour and they have a heart to heart chat. The kitchen staff excel in the kitchen, David is the star in the kitchen but Sandra struggles. The staff sample the new menu and love the food. 

Sandra doesn't like the new decor and it shows! The kitchen has been cleaned and has a vast array of new equipment and there is a new POS system. The customers arrive for relaunch night and they love the new decor.  The mood is low in the kitchen and Sandra struggles but Lena lifts their spirits with positive feedback from the customers about the food. The staff are happier, the relaunch is a success and Gordon gives the family a pep talk before he leaves. 


What Happened Next?


After the show, Gordon reached out to Sandra but received no response and Sandra reverted to her old menu a few days after Gordon left. Reviews are mixed, either very positive or negative and many appear to be fake....

Planning a visit to the restaurant? Check out their website for more info including opening hours.

Sandra Dee's Bar-B-Que & Seafood was aired on August 15 2018, the episode was filmed in December 2017 and is 24 Hours to Hell & Back season 1 episode 8.

2 comments:

  1. You knew this was going to happen about 30 seconds into the episode didn't you?

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    1. Duds: Yup. I don't think she ever changed one bit.

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