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    Kitchen Nightmares/Restaurant Impossible....Owen

    I did a search but couldn't find a thread on this....

    particularly for those of you in the business...what are your thoughts about these shows? (aside from how repetitive they are )

    I tend to watch them either in the background or to vegetate....I find it amazing how some of these places are run though...
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    watching both almost makes me think it's all staged. probably started out pretty real but i don't think it's all like that.

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    Well, i guess i should have expected the first response to confirm my cynicism.

    I think a huge number of these shows are....seeded/guided to generate the drama....i recently heard even stupid shows kike "storage wars" are rigged with lockers provided by the producers (ostensibly unknown to the participants).
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    the same with dual survival, although entertaining and somewhat educational, it just feels too fake to me.

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    Robert Irvine is such a douche! His show is awful.
    I love how he belittles everyone in the kitchen to the point of tears. The problem is most of the people "cooking" in these places have never been taught anything else, but let's make them cry anyway!
    But wait I'm not done with you "Chef" Irvine.......
    ......I don't know when you started bodybuilding, but I don't care! Wear a shirt that fits! I don't get a boner looking at your biceps! And BTW, the next time you're at the gym -work out your legs. The top half of your body is Lou Ferigno huge but you have skinny toothpick legs. I'm scared your going to topple over. Or that your legs are going to crumple under the enormous weight of your muscle-bound torso.

    Have any of you guys seen the Sysco commercial featuring "Chef" Irvine? It's comical. As a lifelong foodservice indentured serf, your face makes me want to NEVER EVER buy ANYTHING from Sysco again. I even got a new Sysco promotional flyer chock-fulla "Chef" Irvine. The cover has him holding a Sysco box that's resting on the hump of his bicep whilst he's kissing it(the bicep)
    -I don't know who at Sysco thought this was a good move, but it's probably the same genius that sent out a 10 page pamphlet about tea and how it makes you so much $$$ it was called "Profitabili-Tea"

    I probably should move this to the "Death to celebrity chefs" thread, but I saw my opening and took it!
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    A friend of mine's parents are friends with him and go out to dinner together whenever he's in the area.... Even they says he's a bit of a douche.

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    All of those types of shows are break them down, build them up, overcome a crisis, yay, we're all a team and the lone hero walks off into the sunset or darkness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by franzb69 View Post
    watching both almost makes me think it's all staged. probably started out pretty real but i don't think it's all like that.
    A place near me was in line for the show, it was bad, real bad. They didn't make it and closed. From what a person I know who worked there said, it was pretty much like many episodes you see that make it on the show.

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    A mom and pop type restaurant where I used to live was featured on Restaurant Impossible. It was a favorite haunt of mine. I have not watched the episode but friends of mine tell me the restaurant sucks since it was on the show. Now they have a menu and atmosphere that nobody in town wanted.

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    They were just west of Scott's (Salty Dog's) about 45 minutes in Twin Lakes, WI filming a show a couple of days ago. Not sure when its going to air, but I had never been to the restaurant. Between chopped and the save my restaurant / bar shows, I don't watch too much FN anymore. I am sooooo sick of all the reality bs shows right now.

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