TONIGHT! ON KITCHEN NIGHTMARES! La Pupu, a restaurant opened 10 years ago is failing due to a psychotic boss terrorizing her employees! Communication has completely broken down and rumor has it that she has hired and fired 50 people in the last 3 years.
Name one (1) episode where the problem wasn't with the owner.
Here's an example. Owners dictate the menu, the seasoning, everything. The chef is forced to cook shit and stfu. If this isn't a typical example of alienation I don't know what is. Anyway, the boss insist that his shit is actually excellent and everybody else is deluded thinking otherwise. So Gordon asks the chef to actually cook something that he thinks is good and he does, but the owner wants to cook his specialty as well to show off. His deluded wife ofc supports his fantasies. youtube.com/watch?v=WcScZc4oBFk
Based class conscious chef: "we are surrounded by wealth and reminded of poverty at the same time. Your [luxurious RV] is a symbol. A symbol that you are separating yourself from everybody else." owners actual response: "I'd be very careful [if I were you] about coming down on me too hard!"
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Based waiter laughs his ass off at the absurdity of how the place is actually run. He knows very well that the business is a complete shitshow (he has to take the complaints from the guests) so when Gordon comes he can finally express his true feelings about it: youtu.be/lJtYkqG8I90?t=516
On Hotel Hell there is this brilliant episode where he confronts two porky hotel owners, who are complete dicks to their staff, never paying wages on time, stealing the tips etc. All the while being more obsessed with their art collection and acting smug with the guests. Gordon rips them a new one.
To add: the best part during the scene about taking the tips. He calls some friends who stayed as guests to prove to Gordon that they did in fact leave tips. The first person he calls says: "Well I left the money with you".
And Gordon just gets up and leaves.
Another episode of Hotel Hell is about a pair of rich spoiled sisters who got their parents to buy them a hotel and then were absolutely incapable of running it and actually made things harder for the staff, so much for the 'wealth producing' class.
Culinary industry attracts interesting people. In most countries it is one of the cheapest business to start in terms of initial capital investment so retired boomers, ex-convicts, young adults and whoever can convince their friends and relatives can potentially start new restaurant.
Brutal reality is, more than 90 percent of said new restaurants goes out of business in first 5 years and even if you survive, you are not likely to extract anything more than minimum wage if you calculate the profit per labour time spent by yourself.
This is why most shitty restaurant owners opts in for illegal immigrants and students; the only way 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸they🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 know how to make profit is to pay less wage to employees or use spoiled foods & questionable hygiene standards . This is crudest form of capitalistic exploitation but most cooks are cucked conservative leaning bootlicks anyway so good luck organizing any movement
lmao I bet half the shitty restaurants on his show are just money laundering fronts
I know you all watched Hotel Hell for the fanservice.
You are conflating the stars with regular people here. Of course they will be conservatives. Many of them are from working class backgrounds and they became stars so they started believing in the self-made man myth.