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Kitchen Nightmares Routines

Bada Bing | Jan 27, 201201:05 PM

I know that most posts about this show center on how people feel about the host, but my question is different. I saw another episode recently (maybe I've seen 8-12 altogether over the years) and got pretty fed up with the repetition of one part of the story. It's the day when the place reopens after getting its facelift and new menu and pep talks.

Maybe it makes for good television to bring in a crowd to swamp an out-of-practice crew--with a new menu, no less--and watch everything collapse. But after a while, even the television-factor sucks if the show becomes as routinized as Love Boat (that reference dates me, no doubt!)

Has it EVER happened on this show that the big night of re-opening was a success?

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