Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back: Boardwalk 11 looks to sing a new tune


Boardwalk 11, a Los Angeles gastropub, looks for redemption on this week’s Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back, but will this owner continue to be wasteful?

On this week’s Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back, Ramsay looks to get Boardwalk 11, a Los Angeles based gastropub and Karoke bar, on the right note. Can this restaurant owner and his staff find a way to stop all the food waste and create a memorable dining experience?

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

"Gordon Ramsay’s “Hell On Wheels” travels to Boardwalk 11, a gastro pub and karaoke bar located in Los Angeles, CA. After intense investigation and surveillance, Chef Ramsay and his team discover a lack of commitment from the restaurant’s staff and owner, resulting in more customers coming for the Karaoke rather than the actual dining experience. Ramsay will try to bring this failing restaurant back from the brink of disaster – all in just 24 hours. As the clock ticks down, Ramsay and his team transform this restaurant with a spectacular renovation, a fresh new menu and hope for the future in the all-new “Boardwalk 11” episode of GORDON RAMSAY’S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK airing Wednesday, Feb. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX."

While Boardwalk 11 is a popular Karaoke spot, even shown on Jimmy Kimmel, it needs to be more than just a place with a great song book. A strong menu will bring in additional customers and keep the restaurant from failing. Still, without a successful kitchen and strong leadership, this restaurant is doomed to fail. More importantly, the restaurant owner is basically throwing his money away.

In this exclusive preview clip of Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back from FOX, everyone can see Boardwalk 11’s terrible food waste problem.

Food waste is a hot topic in the food industry. Just like the home cook, food left to rot in a restaurant refrigerator is terribly wasteful. It is lost money, bad business and bad for the environment.

While many people visit restaurants often, the inner workings of a restaurant aren’t something that the normal customer sees. When someone orders food, she expects that the food is fresh and will be cooked well. Of course, there are the occasional errors but certain standards should be met.

Based on this preview video, the restaurant owner doesn’t have a good business model and definitely doesn’t care. A restaurant doesn’t need to have local farmers stock the refrigerator every day, but smart buying choices ensure a successful business plan. Why would a restaurant owner ever have so much wasted food and, in the process, waste so much money?

Think from the home cook perspective. How many times have you purchased a bag of salad only to end up throwing it away? Not only did you waste $4, you also contribute to landfill waste. It is a double negative situation.

For a restaurant, the issue has a much larger scale. No owner can run a successful business when the restaurant is throwing away wasted food. Even more concerning would be a chef serving rancid food. That scenario is appalling.

This situation shows that there is a clear breakdown in communication at the restaurant. If staff cannot effectively communicate to an owner who is willing to engage and listen, the restaurant will fail. This theme has been a constant in many 24 Hours to Hell and Back episodes. Communication is imperative for a successful restaurant.

Looking at other clips and information, the physical transformation of Boardwalk 11 is dramatic. The vibe is enticing and the concept is strong. If the staff can effectively executive the new gastro pub menu, the restaurant should become more than just a Karaoke bar.

Does Boardwalk 11 have a successful makeover thanks to Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back? People are still talking about Karaoke, which means that the restaurant is still open. Is that a benchmark of success?

Here’s how to watch Boardwalk 11 on Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back.

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Start Time: 8 p.m. ET

Episode: “Boardwalk 11″

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.