Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back: Shanty on 19th preview


Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back looks to transform Shanty on 19th. Will this iconic theater district restaurant get a new life?

Shanty on 19th looks to get a revival from Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back. This Allentown, Pennsylvania restaurant might have an expansive menu, but the struggling restaurant has seemed to have lost its luster. Can Gordon Ramsay make a valiant change in just 24 hours?

According to FOX, this week’s episode synopsis states:

"Gordon Ramsay’s “Hell On Wheels” travels to the Shanty on 19th, an iconic restaurant living in the heart Allentown, PA’s theater district for more than 40 years. After intense investigation and surveillance, Chef Ramsay and his team discover that feuds between the restaurant’s owner and staff have taken a toll, not only on the restaurant’s business, but the personal lives of everyone involved. Ramsay will try to bring this failing restaurant back from the brink of disaster – all in just 24 hours. As the clock ticks down and Ramsay and his team transform this restaurant with a spectacular renovation, a fresh new menu and hope for the future in the all-new “Shanty on 19th” episode of GORDON RAMSAY’S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK airing Wednesday, Jan. 9."

In addition to this synopsis, the following video provides a little more insight on the issues facing Shanty on 19th.

A couple items are quite interesting. First, would you believe Gordon Ramsay as a hockey fan? Shouldn’t he have tried to hide his accent a little? While I give some credit for this disguise, I don’t know if a hockey fan would be visiting a theater district restaurant.

Again, looking at the video, the menu will surely be a focus of this episode. Menus that are multiple pages long are quite difficult to do well or efficiently. Additionally, these menus aren’t cost effective. No restaurant can make 50 or more menu items well. It seems likely that Gordon will scale down the menu in this renovation.

With so many items, it seems likely that food is either frozen or not fresh. By having lesser quality ingredients, the dishes won’t be spectacular. Again, better food equals better dishes. Wouldn’t it be smarter to order smaller quantities and serve better ingredients?

Looking at the restaurant’s website and current reviews, it seems like the changes have seemed to have worked. The most consistent comment is that the service is good. Since part of this episode focuses on service, it seems that Gordon’s influence has worked.

Given the restaurant’s location, it should have a built in pre-theater crowd. If the restaurant can streamline dishes, produce quality food and have good service, it should have a successful business model.

Are you ready to watch Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back, Shanty on 19th? Here’s how.

Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Start Time: 8 p.m. ET

Episode: “Shanty on 19th”

TV Channel: FOX

Live Stream: Watch live on Fubo TV. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial. You can also watch on FOX’s website or app.

Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back Season 2 will air on FOX on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET/PT.