February 09, 2011 02:00 PM by Lisa Princ
We recently heard Chef Gordon Ramsay sound off about how desperately this season’s restaurants needed his help on FOX’s Kitchen Nightmares, but was one so desperate that even Gordon Ramsay could not save them? One restaurant has shut their doors just weeks after filming with the series, but why? Keep reading for more details!
Kitchen Nightmares is known for helping restaurants survive with the help of Chef Gordon Ramsay, but according to a local new story, one of the featured restaurants this season has close their doors just weeks after filming. In a local news story, a Bridgeport, CT restaurant, Cafe Tavolini, closed just after Christmas and weeks after unveiling the changes made during filming of the Fox television series Kitchen Nightmares. The news came as a disappointing shock to locals who say this was a vibrant and great place.
No one seems to be able to get a clear answer as to why the restaurant has shut the doors. On the voicemail for Cafe Tavolini, you will hear the owner saying “I have to apologize for the restaurant being closed at this time. I look forward to be opening rather soon. I apologize to all my valued customers.” citing medical reasons are to blame. However, in an interview earlier, the owner said he was having financial woes including being able to pay his rent and taxes. According to the news, a for sale sign was placed in front of the restaurant last week and the attorney general’s office is currently investigating the place due to a complaint they received. While no one knows for sure why Cafe Tavolini closed down, the episode which was filmed in December is still set to air sometime this season on FOX. If we get any more news on this story, we will be sure to update you here! Be sure to tune in Friday for a brand new episode of Kitchen Nightmares on FOX!
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