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Gordon Ramsay's Most Nightmarish Kitchen Nightmares

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Vote up the worst, most unbelievable restaurants on Kitchen Nightmares.

Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares is a strange beast in the realm of reality TV shows. On one hand, it is a grand, seven-season thesis on how human laziness is more dangerous than outright malice. In every episode, some dynamic of several people saying "not my problem" builds into a massive, life-endangering, business-destroying, family-ruining mess. Worst of all, after Ramsay leaves and the credits roll, over 60 percent of the restaurants go right back to being terrible at everything and close down.

Kitchen Nightmares is also a convincing argument for why Gordon Ramsay needs to be canonized as a modern saint. The level of patience he shows in the face of insane restaurateurs, violent chefs, and vomit-inducing food seems divinely inspired at times. So in honor of the strange case study of humanity that is Kitchen Nightmares, let's rank the worst people on Kitchen Nightmares! After you've binged these episodes, make sure to check out shows like Kitchen Nightmares. Vote up the worst restaurants on Kitchen Nightmares that you would never even consider eating at.

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  • Amy's Baking Company: Run by Two Lunatics
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    Amy's Baking Company: Run by Two Lunatics

    Season 6, Episode 15 (2013)

  • Dillon's: Serving Rotten, Rat Dropping-Covered Food
    2

    Dillon's: Serving Rotten, Rat Dropping-Covered Food

    Season 1, Episode 2 (2007)

  • Casa Roma: In Which Gordon Throws Up Twice
    3

    Casa Roma: In Which Gordon Throws Up Twice

    Season 3, Episode 7 (2010)

  • Spanish Pavilion: Dead, Reeking Lobsters
    4

    Spanish Pavilion: Dead, Reeking Lobsters

    Season 4, Episode 1 (2011)

  • Fiesta Sunrise: Green, Slimy Chicken
    5

    Fiesta Sunrise: Green, Slimy Chicken

    Season 2, Episode 9 (2008)

  • The Secret Garden: Literally Made Gordon Throw Up
    6

    The Secret Garden: Literally Made Gordon Throw Up

    Season 1, Episode 10 (2007)

  • Burger Kitchen: Run by a Thieving Conspiracy Theorist
    7

    Burger Kitchen: Run by a Thieving Conspiracy Theorist

    Season 5, Episodes 5 and 6 (2011)

  • Finn McCool's: Rotten Meat and a Thuggish Chef
    8

    Finn McCool's: Rotten Meat and a Thuggish Chef

    Season 1, Episode 7 (2007)

  • Chappy's: The Angriest Chef
    9

    Chappy's: The Angriest Chef

    Season 6, Episode 14 (2013)

  • The Black Pearl: Extreme Argumentation
    10

    The Black Pearl: Extreme Argumentation

    Season 2, Episode 4 (2008)

  • Nino's Italian Restaurant: The Delusional Owner
    11

    Nino's Italian Restaurant: The Delusional Owner

    Season 6, Episode 9 (2013)

  • Seascape: A Kitchen Caked in Filth
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    Seascape: A Kitchen Caked in Filth

    Season 1, Episode 4 (2007)

  • Lela's: Why We Don't Have Hot Refrigerators
    13

    Lela's: Why We Don't Have Hot Refrigerators

    Season 1, Episode 8 (2007)

  • Peter's: Guidos Picking Fights
    14

    Peter's: Guidos Picking Fights

    Season 1, Episode 1 (2007)

  • Pantaleone's: The Greasiest Pizza
    15

    Pantaleone's: The Greasiest Pizza

    Season 7, Episode 2 (2014)

  • Sushi-Ko: Sushi Pizza
    16

    Sushi-Ko: Sushi Pizza

    Season 3, Episode 11 (2010)

  • Fenwick Arms: Filling Potholes with Gravy
    17

    Fenwick Arms: Filling Potholes with Gravy

    UK Series 4, Episode 2 (2006)

  • La Galleria 33: A Succession of Problems
    18

    La Galleria 33: A Succession of Problems

    Season 6, Episodes 1 and 2 (2012)

  • Seaon 1, Episode 3 (2007)

  • La Parra De Burriana: The Food Looks Like It Tastes
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    La Parra De Burriana: The Food Looks Like It Tastes

    UK Series 3, Episode 5 (2006)