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Over on GordonRamsay.com, your source for all kinds of Gordon Ramsay news and updates, the British chef says the time has come for him to put a fork in Kitchen Nightmares, which began ten years ago, we're guessing, with a bunch of yelling and a handful of inept U.K. restaurateurs. The chef discussed his franchise with Deadline recently, and said that he intended to "turn it upside down, reposition it and maybe hand the position over to someone else one day." This doesn't mean the end for Hell's Kitchen, MasterChef, and MasterChef Junior, he notes, while writing, "It's sad to say goodbye to Kitchen Nightmares but I'll be continuing with my other shows."
In the end, Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares went out with a humble blog post, not with a bang, and in any case the chef's farewell announcement earlier this week marks the end of an expletive-filled era and slaying comments like, "Chimichangas? Chimi-chuck it in the bin." There were a few lawsuits along the way and various claims from proprietors that the show wrecked their businesses, but in all, while some spots have scintillating Yelp! reviews now, Kitchen Nightmares saved less than half of its featured restaurants, and a few even closed before their episodes aired.
Sadly, Amy's Baking Co is still open.