He returns for a dinner service. As the orders come in complimentary overdressed salads are sent out in martini glasses and Gordon is not impressed with these. As food goes out it comes back just as quick as the food was cooked the previous night. Dr Morris has a go at Keone about Gordon expecting the food to be cooked fresh on the day and Gordon goes through the fridges and discovers that everything is in plastic bags. Gordon visits Una at her medical practice which is basically next door to the restaurant. He tells her she is in denial and needs to make big changes. She says she has put in her last $300,000 and can only last another month. She breaks down and says that Keone isn't always dependable and does not care about her. He sits down Keone who admits he is not as committed as he was as Una is not running the place properly. He tells Keone the situation and tells him to focus on family first.
Gordon introduces a special BBQ menu with meat and fish cooked by Keone on the BBQ. In the kitchen they are still using the bags and that Dr Morris told them to serve day old rice and beans. The customers love the BBQ but are left waiting for disappointing food in the dining room. Gordon brings in a wheelbarrow of plastic bags and dumps them on the floor telling them to get used to cooking fresh. Overnight the restaurant is transformed and a new visible sign is introduced out the front. The old menu is replaced with fresh Jamaican dishes and the staff are to wear tshirts instead of the formal wear.
On Relaunch night, it starts to go well with appetizers going out quickly and liked by the customers. Soon, the tickets pile up and chef Daniel gets behind and the quality drops. Gordon takes Keone aside to tell him to step up, Dr Morris comes in arguing with him and Gordon tells her to let him find his voice. The kitchen gets back on track and most customers are pleased with the relaunch. Gordon praises Keone on his work but has a private chat with Dr Morris where he tells her to let Keone be more involved or let him go.
What Happened Next? Gordon revisits and meets Dr Morris, he finds out that Keone is no longer involved in the business as he is focusing on his education. All of the chefs are no longer working there as they were fired, in fact no staff at all are still working there. Gordon says the food is fresh, delicious and is more spicy. Gordon meets new chef Christie (need to check spelling). Dr Morris is very appreciative of Gordons help. Reviews are mostly good on the restaurant after the show. The restaurant closed in November 2012 BUT has reopened in November 2013, with a new dance floor, some new menu items but many of the old, themed night such as a jazz night and an expanded bar with a wider selection of drinks. As of November 2015, they have very limited opening hours, only open for evening service on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
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