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Monday, July 26, 2010

Kitchen Nightmares Now Accepting Nominations for Failing S.F. Restaurants

Posted By on Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 10:22 AM

SFoodie just received a note from the producers of Kitchen Nightmares, Gordon Ramsay's latest tough-love show. They're filming the next screamfest in Los Angeles, but if they can find a good makeover victim candidate up north, they'll send a crew.

The casting-call pitch to restaurateurs: "Are you trying to make some green, but still running in the red?

Is your food not the best it should be?

Or maybe you have a great location,

but it doesn't seem to bring in many customers?"

As you can imagine, the pitch to customers is slightly more frank: "If you know of a restaurant that desperately needs expert guidance, we

want to know about it! Send us the restaurant's name, location, and a

brief description why you think Gordon Ramsay should take over."

Call us parochial, but SFoodie thinks that L.A. is far more likely to tolerate awful restaurants than S.F. However, we're happy to pass the casting call on. To nominate yourself or a particular restaurant, e-mail or call the hotline at (866) 226-2226. If you want to nominate yourself, visit the producers' website to fill out an online application.

Of course, SFoodie readers are welcome to use the comment section to suggest nominations. And to anyone brave enough to go head-to-head with Gordon Ramsay, SFoodie says: Good luck. We'd be more than happy to give you the blog space to tell your side of the story after the segment is filmed.

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