Gordon sits down to order food and orders the crab cake and lobster ravioli. Angelo tells Gordon that the crab cake is home made, Gordon notices that the salad is rotten so decides to only eat the crab cake which is gross, cold in the middle and doesn't have fresh crab meat in it. The lobster ravioli is baby food inside gunk and absolutely covered in parsley, this sparks a huge argument in the kitchen which everyone gets involved in. Gordon meets with the family to discuss the problems and everyone talks over each other.
The next day, Gordon arrives early to inspect the kitchen. It is digusting, he finds mould, old, rotten food and a broken freezer. Peter ducks any responsibility, claiming that it is the kitchen staff's place to clean and throw away old food. Gordon tells them to clean the kitchen and Robert takes Gordon on a tour of the kitchen, showing them all of the equipment that isn't working. Gordon is astounded but Robert tells him that Peter would rather spend money on himself than on the restaurant.
Gordon arrives to witness a dinner service and instantly notices that Peter is giving away a lot of complimentary food and drink to most tables, losing all of their profit. A bill collector arrives in the kitchen and Peter throws him out of the restaurant, a huge brawl breaks out outside the restaurant. Their father ends up being pushed over, Peter is angry, shouting and screaming and Gordon tells him to cool off. Gordon sits down with Tina, who tells him that Peter takes money from the till yet they aren't evening breaking even. The next day, Gordon arrives and asks Peter and his father to run the kitchen whilst Tina and her mother run the dining room. It is a disaster due to the non-functioning kitchen and after an hour, no food has left the kitchen, Peter demands a drink and Gordon tells him off before kicking him out of the kitchen.
For relaunch night, Gordon reveals the new kitchen equipment that he has installed over night, he has also provided them with new plates and a working refrigerator. Tina cries a lot and cries even more when Gordon reveals the new family style menu. Peter hugs Gordon! Another bill collector arrives and Peter punches him, Gordon once again tells Peter that he has to cool off. As the guests arrive for dinner, the kitchen struggles with cooking the new menu and Peter struggles to manage the restaurant. The customers start to complain and Peter takes his frustrations out on the staff. The food starts to leave the kitchen and the customers absolutely love the new food. Overall, despite the hiccups the relaunch was a success.
Gordon gives Peter a pep talk and tells him to pull his socks up and give more to the restaurant instead of just taking. His talk appears to have worked and the next morning Peter is on the phone getting someone in to fix the broken fridge.
What happened next? Gordon revisited and all looked well, Peter had replaced the chefs in the kitchen and seemed to have started helping in the restaurant. Reviews after Gordon visited say the place was just as bad after he left. The restaurant closed in December 2008 and the restaurant next door has expanded into the space.
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