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Season: 3 | View All Season 3 Episodes
Original Episode Air Date: January 14, 2020
Blend on Main Address: 152 Main St Manasquan, NJ 08736
Blend on Main was a Manasquan, New Jersey restaurant featured on Season 3 of Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back. Though the Blend on Main 24 Hours to Hell and Back episode aired in January 2020, the actual filming and visit from Gordon Ramsay took place earlier in 2019. It was Episode 2 of Season 3.
Blend on Main is located in Manasquan, New Jersey. The owner is Chef Lou Smith.
The restaurant opened in 2014 and was very popular with tourists and locals.
Lou’s wife Tara is the general manager, and she takes on all the jobs except for cooking.
Lou is barely at home and is spending way too many hours at the restaurant.
Lisa, a line cook, says Lou has a bad temper. She has worked with Lou for over ten years.
Blend on Main is in a prime location, but people have stopped coming in, which is why the restaurant needs help from Gordon Ramsay and 24 Hours to Hell and Back.
Gordon sends in Chef James Avery disguised, and Gordon goes undercover in the kitchen.
Gordon witnesses Lou wipe his face with a cloth then touches plates. Honestly, I think it’s not the worst thing to see, but it is definitely a little gross.
Outside of the kitchen, the calamari that is being served is soggy and rubbery.
Gordon reveals he was in the kitchen the whole time and admonishes Lou.
The hidden camera shows unsanitary conditions, moldy fruit, and abuse.
Gordon asks the customers to return in twenty-four hours for the relaunch.
Then, Gordon gathers the staff to discuss the owners.
Manager Jean doesn’t know why Lou is angry all of the time.
James, a cook, is uncomfortable with the way the owner treats his staff and customers.
Every member of the team has considered quitting, which shows that something is definitely going wrong. It’s hard to build a successful business with that kind of staff turnover.
Gordon asks why Lou doesn’t trust anyone.
He said because Lisa and the pastry chef are mothers and they can’t commit to the restaurant. That’s…wow.
Gordon calls out Lou for his archaic views on women and refers to him as a dinosaur.
Lou is interested in turning around the restaurant. Everyone else is very eager to help.
Gordon tells Lou that the restaurant is better off without him.
The master chef tells Lou he is in danger of losing the restaurant and his family if his behavior doesn’t change.
If a competitor were to open a restaurant, Blend on Main would be in serious trouble.
The staff tests their Hell on Wheel Truck skills with Gordon’s team. The staff tells Gordon they did very well.
Tara says that she is stressed and that Lou will not listen to her.
She admits she isn’t happy and has to bring her kids into the restaurant to see Lou because he is never home.
Lis and Lou have a halibut cooking challenge.
Lou thinks he is competing against Gordon as they are cooking in two different rooms.
Lisa’s halibut is the winner, and Lou is shocked when he discovers it was actually Lisa all along and not Gordon Ramsay who made the delicious halibut.
During the relaunch, the customers love the new décor.
Lou expedites in the kitchen instead of cooking. Everyone is happy and loves the food.
Blend on Main Update - What Happened Next?
So – is Blend on Main open or closed after Gordon Ramsay’s visit and the 24 Hours to Hell and Back episode? Let’s find out.
Is Blend on Main still open in 2022?
As of 2022, Blend on Main is still open and serving customers in Manasquan, New Jersey. In general, business is up since the 24 Hours to Hell and Back episode aired.
The reviews for Blend on Main are also quite good, as it has 4 stars on Yelp, 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor, and 4.4 stars on Google Reviews.
So far, Blend on Main seems like a real success story for the owners, as well as Gordon Ramsay and the 24 Hours to Hell and Back crew.
What happened to Chef Lisa from Blend on Main?
In a weird turnaround, Lisa, the Blend on Main chef, leaves after the episode and is now working at Caneda’s White Rooster, another New Jersey restaurant that was featured on Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back.
If you want to learn more about this restaurant, you can read our full Caneda’s White Rooster update.
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Last updated: 2022-01-18 06:18