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Kitchen Nightmares - Format

1hr episodes

A leading restaurateur provides emergency restaurant rescue with a unique combination of practical insight and compelling entertainment.

Each week in Kitchen Nightmares, a struggling restaurant receives a dose of tough love a bid to turn around its flagging fortunes.  With only a few weeks to effect the transformation, nothing is sacred. There’s no time for polite small talk as our plain speaking chef reveals a few home truths to the exhausted, emotional restaurant owner/ manager and embarks upon his mission to turn things around. 

Kitchen Nightmares is a unique combination of practical insight and compelling entertainment. It offers a fascinating look at the ins and outs of the restaurant business, revealing the secrets to success for running a profitable restaurant. 

By turns exciting, moving, surprising and inspiring, this series reveals that even the most disastrous situation can be turned around with a bit of imagination and a lot of hard work.

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Optomen for Channel 4, UK

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