24 Hours to Hell and Back Season 2 finale: Double restaurant redemption


In the 24 Hours to Hell and Back Season 2 finale, two restaurants seek Gordon Ramsay’s redemption. Are these owners ready for some tough love?

The 24 Hours to Hell and Back Season 2 finale is here. Throughout this season, Gordon Ramsay may have surprised owners and diners with creative disguises, but the restaurants makeovers were equally as impressive. In this final two part episode, two Los Angeles restaurants could find their way back to having a thriving restaurant.

As a two part episode, the restaurants’ redemptions are very different. The two restaurants featured in this season finale are Social and M’Dears Bakery & Bistro. M’Dears Bakery and Bistro is listed as a Southern restaurant with a California twist, which also features Southern desserts. That restaurant description seems a little broad.

FOX has graciously provided this exclusive video clip from the finale episode. Check out what Gordon sees at M’Dears Bakery and Bistro.

Looking this clip, Gordon has a lot of work to do with people’s attitude. While people can debate the customer is always right, everyone should be treated with respect. Even if there is a miscommunication over an order, the wait staff needs to handle the situation properly.

More importantly, the right tone is set by the owner. If the owner doesn’t respect her employees and the employees don’t respect the owner, the restaurant will not thrive. It is clear that there is a huge communication problem in this restaurant.

One little note, the A in the window means that this episode should not be showing a dirty kitchen. Granted cooking food in a microwave is never a good sign, but the kitchen should be clean.

Since it appears that this restaurant focuses on breakfast, the redemption should focus on finding menu items that are Southern yet are flavorful. No one needs a whole bottle of hot sauce or pepper on a dish. The seasoning should happen during the cooking.

Lastly, it is a little curious that this restaurant is both a restaurant and bakery. It can be hard to have a split business. One area of the business will need to be the priority.

For the second restaurant makeover, Gordon looks to help Social, a gastropub located in Costa Mesa. While there isn’t a video for this part, the food pictures look quite enticing. Check out that lamp lollipop.

GORDON RAMSAY’S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK: Pictured: New dishes for the Social restaurant in the special two-hour “M’Dears Bakery & Bistro / Social” season finale episode of GORDON RAMSAY’S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK airing Wednesday, March 6 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2019 FOX Broadcasting. CR: FOX.

With a little bit of research, it looks like Social is thriving. The food on the restaurant’s website looks amazing. From shareable appetizers to meticulous entrees, it appears that the redemption worked.

While service can always be a concern at any restaurant, this gastropub could continue to be successful. From the well-crafted menu to the diverse bar program, it appears that Social is set up to be successful.

Throughout 24 Hours to Hell and Back Season 2, the focus has been future versus the shock value. Sure, people love to watch those cringe worthy moments. Still, there were more positive takeaways.

For example, the numerous food demos and tricks were worth watching each episode. If the home cook didn’t get a tip or two from this season, she wasn’t paying close attention.

As 24 Hours to Hell and Back Season 2 finale airs, let’s hope that the restaurants who received their second chance continue to thrive. The restaurant industry is hard work and everyone deserves their shot at redemption.

Here’s how to watch 24 Hours to Hell and Back Season 2 finale.

Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Start Time: 8 p.m. ET

Episode: “Social, M’Dears Bakery & Bistro”

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.