Kitchen Nightmares - Zayna Flaming Grill - OPEN (2022)

In this Kitchen Nightmares episode, Gordon Ramsay visits Zayna Flaming Grill in Redondo Beach, California.

Zayna Flaming Grill is owned by Fay and her niece Brenda who opened it in 2009 with a common dream to own a business.

Fay had over 15 years’ experience in running a successful food truck and always wanted to own her own restaurant.

They bicker and quarrel a lot so the staff and customers are affected by it.

Fay is controlling and scares her staff often wearing down Brenda who has almost given up.

Brenda has put in $60,000 that she borrowed from her parents into the business.

The duo meets with Gordon separately before going to the restaurant.

Brenda says they are 50/50 partners and she works as a server.

She also helps Fay on the line but she is not allowed to do much by herself.

Brenda doesn't feel like she is being treated as an equal partner.

She says when Fay is away the restaurant runs smoothly without chaos.

Fay says she has to do everything as Brenda doesn't pull her weight but Brenda thinks that Fay won't give up control.

She says Brenda is too focused on being young to have time to work properly.

They both say they would fire each other If they were not family and that the other should be no longer be a part of the restaurant.

Family members Mark, Amel and Vanessa also work in the restaurant and the family constantly argues, driving away the customers.

Gordon visits the restaurant and meets Fay’s son Mark who works there but focuses more on looking around.

Gordon notices the chairs are way too soft and high backed for a restaurant and it feels like being in a grandma’s house.

Server Amel lets him know Fay is in the restaurant more than Brenda.

Brenda is more interested in interacting with the customers than helping.

Fay is the scary boss that controls the staff while her son is lazy at work.

Gordon notices some typos on the menu before ordering.

Gordon orders a mezze sampler, fava beans, Kibbi rolls and a Zayna combo plate.

The Mezze Sampler has oily dips and the server says that all their appetizers are drizzled with olive oil.

As Gordon is eating his food Mark is staring at him and he has to ask a server to tell him to stop.

Gordon has an extra dish to scoop the oil out.

The hummus is too thin and is inconsistent and he sends it back.

Gordon notices dirty plates are kept under a table of utensils in the middle of the restaurant.

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The fava beans come with a huge Z on the top in cream, like someone has puked on his plate.

Brenda and Fay say food is never returned.

The kibbi rolls taste frozen and the Zayna combo platter looks the worst and it is dry with no flavour.

Gordon has him read the sign outside that says fresh food everyday to point out they are doing the opposite.

He gives them feedback that the atmosphere is flat, the décor is drab and he points out the dirty plates in the front.

Fay says that this is the first time that it has happened.

Amel disagrees with this and says that it is done everyday and buckets are put there.

Brenda and Fay are defensive on the issue.

Mark laughs about a comment Gordon makes on the olive oil.

Fay says they buy the meat fresh, marinate, freeze and then cook.

She cries saying she needs help, not being able to do it all herself while still thinking that her food is just fine.

They bicker about Brenda not being taught things but Fay says she does not ask.

It is revealed Brenda has never been trained on the recipes.

The staff say they offer to help but Fay does not accept their help.

Fay has excuses for everything blaming her staff instead for the issues.

Mark is brought up as being lazy and Brenda is accused of not being at work enough.

Mark walks out and the bickering continues until Gordon decides to leave to get ready for the dinner service.

Mark comes back in but Amel leaves.

All three family members bicker about Amel and how Fay does not compliment her as she works really hard.

Gordon returns in the evening for a dinner service and customers seem excited to try the food.

The hummus is a safe choice for most of the customers.

Sadly, the runny hummus disappoints the customers and are sent back to the kitchen.

Gordon takes drastic measures and goes to a grocery store and buys hummus.

He serves the hummus to customers and they love it.

Customers give feedback that the store bought hummus is much better.

When a customer doesn't like a dry chicken dish, she is questioned by Fay.

She is asked why she doesn't like it as she refuses to believe there is a problem with the dish.

Brenda talks to customers about feedback and she is dismissive of their comments.

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Gordon listens to the aunt and niece bicker.

Amel tries to tell Fay that the beef isn't properly cooked but she refuses to listen to him.

Fay complains the food is how it has always been and it is how it should be.

Gordon has heard enough and decides it is time to check out the freezer

He immediately sees lots of containers with around a month of prepared frozen food.

There are left overs, nothing has dates, freezer burned food, meats stewing in their blood and generally lots of frozen food.

Gordon brings Fay from the open kitchen to the back area to show her the food defrosting incorrectly.

Gordon shows her the store-bought hummus which even she admits tastes better.

He tells her all she does is wrong and the problems are all inside her space.

She tells him of her pain running the place and she tearfully says she is done.

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Gordon returns the next day and Fay still claims she has to do everything as no one will help her.

Fay continues telling of her pain and says that she is burnt out but she loves what she does and wants it to work.

He tells her she needs to change her attitude.

Gordon leaves to talk with Brenda about the problems of the restaurant.

She is defensive on the food and he admits what he did with the hummus.

Brenda says she still wants to stay in the business.

Brenda and Fay hug and reconcile that night.

The next day a staff meeting is called and Gordon confronts them with what he found in the freezer.

All the fresh ingredients are in front and the older ones are at the back.

Fay still believes she is the only person doing all the work.

She feels Brenda is the one that has given up over her son.

Amel speaks up but Fay says she is too fragile and complains a lot.

She says she trusts her but does not trust her, which confuses everyone.

Fay also says that Brenda complains alot.

Brenda and Amel both say it has only happened a few times and it is taken out of context.

Fay says that the staff including Brenda do not want to be at work.

It becomes apparent to Gordon Fay controls her staff so much that she stresses them before her day off.

There is another argument and Amel gets so frustrated she curses and Fay is having none of it.

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Gordon says that the restaurant will be opening for lunch and Fay is going to go home for the day.

Brenda and Mark will work in the kitchen, Amel and Victoria the front of house; and Gordon will give Fay feedback afterwards.

The staff are excited especially Amel and Brenda.

Gordon reveals to Fay that she will be watching from a surveillance van.

She thinks it is going to be a disaster.

Before lunch begins Marks struggles to work the rice cooker and has to ask Amel and Vanessa.

Customers come in and orders start going through to the kitchen.

Things start well with Brenda and Mark communicating.

A shawarma is served to a customer but it is too oily.

Fay called it as she sees it and the customers complain and send it back.

The pressure in the kitchen is mounting with orders pilling up and Mark and Amel start getting argumentative.

The customers can hear the bickering as Mark dismissive towards Amel.

Brenda tries to broker peace between the two and brings the argument to an end.

Food goes out on time and Gordon points out that despite a few hiccups it went well.

He also praises Brenda’s leadership skills.

Fay is brought back in and it is revealed that she was watching.

She tells Brenda she was amazing during the lunch service and that she is proud of all the staff.

Gordon says they passed the test and showed Fay they can do their jobs without her.

Fay has changed her mind about this and wants them to work towards working as a team.

Gordon's next task is to cook a fresh meal in the kitchen and they show how unfamiliar they are with fresh fish.

They are happy learning the new recipes and love the taste of the new dishes.

Gordon goes into town and discovers that no one has heard of the restaurant, in fact 3 out of 4 people he speaks to have never heard of it.

Gordon has organised a prime advertising spot for them at the popular Redondo Beach pier to meet customers and market the restaurant.

All the staff head out in matching t shirts and they take a grill ono the pier.

They talk to potential customers and give samples of the grilled food away.

They love the samples and some promise to stop by.

Gordon’s team take 24 hours to give the restaurant a facelift and the staff are gathered with blindfolds.

The new looks is revealed with a fun beachy atmosphere.

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There bright whites and pops of colour with the logo graffitied on a wall and artistic pop art on other walls.

The booths have been removed making space for 12 more seats.

They also have new dinnerware and pewter chairs.

They all love the changes with Fay so happy that she hugs Gordon.

Gordon introduces the new menu with a number of new and updated dishes.

The staff taste the dishes and love all of the new food.

They quickly set up and relaunch for the dinner service and they are fully booked.

On relaunch night, the orders come in and Brenda and Fay are working together.

As the orders pile up Fay becomes overwhelmed and stops communicating.

The customers are loving the new food but they soon have longer wait times for food.

Fay is silently manning the grill and doing things her way, which is disrupting the flow of service.

Brenda has to cover for her and encourages her to being more vocal.

They soon work through the orders, sending out good food to the customers on time.

The night ends very well, despite a few hiccups.

The customers have many compliments for the food and not a single dish was sent back,

Gordon commends Brenda for stepping up when she needed to.

What Happened Next at Zayna Flaming Grill?

After Gordon's visit, Fay went back to her old ways and was controlling and overbearing.

Unable to deal with the behaviour, Vanessa and Amel left the restaurant.

Brenda however was still asserting some level of leadership in the restaurant.

Yelp reviews are mostly very positive, negative reviews seemed to complain of poor service or the occasional bad menu item.

Trip Advisor reviews are mostly good after Gordon left and it appears that many locals are now frequenting the restaurant.

Zayna Flaming Grill has a new owner Ray Younis, who took over the restaurant as of September 2015.

Reviews are mostly excellent since he has owned the restaurant.

Their Facebook page is also full of positive reviews.

They have added a catering service that was announced on their website.

Zayna Flaming Grill was aired on 02 May 2014, the episode was filmed in August 2013 and is Kitchen Nightmares season 7 episode 7 and 8.


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Who is the owner of Zayna Flaming Grill? ›

Zayna Flaming Grill Listened. (Gerry Furth-Sides) When infamous celebrity chef, Gordon Ramsey took on the menu for Zayna Flaming Grill in Redondo Beach, he balanced and refined the seasonings of the Greek-Lebanese family recipes. Owner Raid Younis followed his instructions from then on.

Did any of the Kitchen Nightmares still open? ›

We did a quick update on those statistics for 2018 and found that only 15 restaurants out of the 77 that appeared on the show between 2007 and 2014 are still open. That means that for nearly 81 percent of these restaurants the "nightmare" is over.

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If watching kitchen nightmares was you favorite pastime then you should visit the restaurants featured in the episodes that are still open.
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Who has the most Michelin stars in the world? ›

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How many restaurants from Kitchen Nightmares closed? ›

Reuters Chef Gordon Ramsay couldn't save every kitchen from its nightmares. More than 60% of restaurants featured on the show "Kitchen Nightmares" are now closed, according to Grub Street New York, which did the math. Approximately 30% of those kitchens closed within one year of their episode's air date.

Who is the best chef in the world? ›

Joël Robuchon: 31 stars

Joël Robuchin holds the number one spot amongst the world's top 10 chefs, making him the best chef in the world according to Michelin star ratings. Although he passed away with only 28 stars to his name, at one point Robuchon was the proud owner of 31 Michelin stars.

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Who is the richest chef in the world in 2022? ›

1. Alan Wong – Net Worth: $1.1 Billion. And our final spot on this list goes to Alan Wong, who is easily the wealthiest chef in the world, with a staggering net worth of $1.1 billion. The Chinese-American chef is the owner, and head chef of Alan Wong's restaurants, awarded 3 Michelin stars.

What is Gordon Ramsay's favorite food? ›

In most of Ramsay's restaurants, you can find it on the menu. However, Ramsay has revealed his favorite American food is grits topped with shrimp and Parmesan cheese.

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