FOX's Kitchen Nightmares Looking for OC Restaurants That Need Gordon Ramsay's Tough Love


If you know of an OC restaurant that needs a big kick in the pots, FOX wants to hear from you.

In his reality show Kitchen Nightmares, Gordon Ramsay spends a week at sinking restaurants, trying to whip them back into shape--and now he's looking for his next stops. We got an e-mail from a casting associate saying they're "ramping up casting in the Orange County area." 

The details:

Gordon Ramsay needs your help finding his next Kitchen Nightmare!

Has your favorite restaurant gone bad? Have you tried a new eatery, only to discover it doesn't cut the mustard? If so, we need your nomination! FOX's hit show Kitchen Nightmares is currently searching for new restaurants to be featured in the upcoming season. 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 of why you think Gordon Ramsay should take over.

E-mail us at, or call the hotline with the restaurant's info at 1-866-226-2226.

Restaurant owners can also apply directly here.

It seems the show didn't take our suggestion of Jason's Downtown in Santa Ana a couple of years back. Maybe they will this time around--oh, wait . . . Jason's is no longer open. 

A note of caution for those hoping to get some of Ramsay's tough love: Be prepared to take the heat.

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I just nominated Tortilla Flats in Mission Viejo. There is no more wasted space in Orange County.


I nominate the place upstairs on Second and Main Street in Huntington Beach that not too long ago was Silvera's Steakhouse, which I loved. Then it became an MMA sports bar and now Rockbar. Or is it the other way around? Anyway, they need help and Gordon's F-bombs won't phase them.


They really couldn't get a more professional email address?

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

That's pretty standard. Nearly 100% of casting cattle calls are done by outside agencies who aren't permitted to use the network's name or domain.

I know Gustavo and I could think of one place in Santa Ana that could use Ramsay's touch...

The Late Ixo
The Late Ixo

Getting a professional-looking address without using "the network's name or domain" is easy and inexpensive.

I don't hate any OC restaurant enough to wish boring, superficial, and broke Gordon Ramsay on them and will be certain not to patronize any that sponges off his "fame" -- unless they pull some trick that sends him packing home.

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