Gordon visit Peter's, an Italian restaurant in West Babylon, NY, that is in financial trouble due to the fact that the owner, Peter, spends most of the money on expensive suits, fancy cars, etc. Also not helping matters are a feuding kitchen/wait staff and frequent visits by debt collectors.
Gordon's biggest challenge is fixing Dillon's, a multi-cultural restaurant in New York City that is located directly across the street from one of Gordon's own eateries. Dillon's is suffering from an identity crisis due to its menu serving various types of cuisine, a filthy kitchen, an incompetent staff, and three different owners, none of whom are doing a good job.
Gordon visits The Mixing Bowl, a small bistro in Long Island that is being run into the ground by its irresponsible manager and his working relationship with the husband and wife owners is suffering because of it.
Ramsay has one week to try and turn the once good Seascape restaurant to its former prestige, but faces an uphill battle with confused waitresses, an arrogant chef, an uncaring cook, and a mother and son management team who feud constantly in the restaurant.
Gordon tries to turn around a fine dining restaurant in the art community of Ponoma, CA, but he encounters numerous problems: a carefree staff, a waitress and the head chef at war, and a prep cook always eating the inventory.