Gordon Ramsay knows a few things about a great burger. While the menu price might be more than the bill at the drive-thru lane, the flavor delivers the ultimate bite. On Kitchen Nightmares South Brooklyn episode, the price charged for this burger does not live up to the hype.
For Kitchen Nightmares South Brooklyn episode, FOX provided the following synopsis:
"The co-owners of South Brooklyn Foundry don’t see eye-to-eye, causing their communication about the business to grow toxic while the restaurant falls into more debt. Gordon Ramsay steps in to reassess the Brooklyn eatery’s priorities and straighten out the finances before it’s too late in the all-new “South Brooklyn” episode of Kitchen Nightmares airing Monday, November 27 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX."
While many of the season’s episodes have unveiled alarming issues in the kitchens, communication is at the heart of many problems. If the owners do not see eye to eye, they cannot get on the successful path. Whether it is choosing the menu’s direction or pricing strategy, the reality is that everyone has to be able to express their views in order to make the best decisions for the business.
In this Kitchen Nightmares South Brooklyn clip provided exclusively to FoodSided, the burger might not live up to the substantial billing.
If a restaurant is going to charge $30 for a burger, it needs to be special. Although it might not be wagyu or smothered in truffles, the burger needs to be well-seasoned, thoughtful, and more than just another meat between two buns. Based on Gordon’s reaction, this burger might be more like a $10 burger, not one that is three times that price.
More importantly, the higher priced burger needs to fit the restaurant. Sure, some places might have gourmet burgers as their signature food item. But, a high priced burger is not the solution to offset other cost issues. The backlash from overcharging is not beneficial to getting guests to be return patrons.
Whether or not Gordon Ramsay can turn around this Brooklyn restaurant remains to be seen, but Kitchen Nightmares has proven successful this season. It is more than teaching the kitchen how to cook better or a fresh coat of paint in the dining room. It is changing how the restaurant owners think, adapt, and apply the lessons learned. If they are opening to those tasks, hearing Gordon Ramsay’s advice is the first step to turning the bottom line from red to black.
Ready to watch Kitchen Nightmares South Brooklyn episode? Be sure to tune in Monday, November 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT or stream the next day on Hulu.