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Season: 2 | View All Season 2 Episodes
Original Episode Air Date: March 6, 2019
M'Dears Bakery & Bistro Address: 7717 S Western Ave Los Angeles, CA 90047
M’Dears Bakery & Bistro was a Los Angeles, California restaurant featured on Season 2 of Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back.
Though the M’Dears Bakery & Bistro 24 Hours to Hell and Back episode aired in March 2019, the actual filming and visit from Gordon Ramsay took place earlier in 2018. It was Season 2 Episode 10 of 24 Hours to Hell and Back.
M’Dears Bakery and Bistro was opened in 2002 by owner Carrie Reese. That means it’s been around for about 17 years at the time of the M’Dears 24 Hours to Hell and Back episode.
The restaurant is located in Los Angeles, CA and they sell soul food with a California twist.
Their desserts are also sold at local food festivals and there’s more of a focus on dessert than your average restaurant (hence the name).
The restaurant is a bit of a family affair as Carrie’s daughters Tiffany and Marissa help her to run the restaurant.
Carrie’s family disowned her after she married an African-American man, which is super messed up.
Due to the stressful atmosphere of the restaurant, Carrie and her daughter’s relationship has become contentious, so there’s another generation of family issues in the making if they can’t find a way to work together more effectively.
The staff does not enjoy working with Carrie.
Gordon Ramsay arrives disguised as a cameraman.
He first notices the worn-out decor and the pink walls.
The restaurant is so tiny Gordon and his companion’s order food to go, which is pretty rare for the show since he usually sits at a table in the restaurant.
The customers are not impressed by the food as the chicken is very bland.
Gordon heads back into the restaurant to reveal himself and start the fireworks.
Everyone is brought to the Hell on Wheels Truck to see the hidden camera footage.
The camera shows rotten food, the kitchen running out of products, and poor customer service.
Tiffany, the owner’s daughter, attempts to leave but comes back.
As usual, Gordon invites the patrons back in twenty-four hours for the relaunch.
The staff and Gordon meet to find out the problem with the restaurant.
As a staff member tries to speak to Gordon, Carrie speaks over her.
The remodeling begins as Gordon sits with Carrie and her two daughters. Tiffany feels like her mother hates her.
All three want to run the restaurant differently, and Gordon is confused about what to do with them.
Gordon sees the kitchen and can tell it is not cleaned often. There is expired and rotten food.
Carrie blames everyone but herself for the problems with the kitchen.
The kitchen staff begins to deep clean the kitchen.
While that’s happening, the remodeling team begins to work.
Carrie watches them and questions everything they do, which I’m sure was a blast for the workers haha.
The kitchen staff and Gordon go to the Hell on Wheels Truck, so Gordon can show them how to make a steak dish.
The team does very well, but Carrie does not join them.
Carrie meets Gordon, who explains that Tiffany has disowned her Armenian heritage.
She hasn’t shown her any affection in years either. Both daughters agree Carrie is rude to Tiffany.
Carrie makes amends with her daughter Tiffany, and the two begin to have a relationship.
Gordon has Carrie and her daughters bake a peach cobbler, and they do so happily.
With most of the physical changes at M’Dears finished, Gordon shows them to Carrie.
The color of the dining area has been updated. The restaurant now has a warm and cozy feel and looks much nicer.
Let’s move to the relaunch…
Carrie is expediating during the relaunch. The customers are happy during the relaunch.
They are receiving their food promptly, and it is good.
Carrie begins to get overwhelmed, and Gordon reminds her to be supportive.
Celebrity chef Jet Tila shows up and is impressed.
Gordon is pleased that Carrie and Tiffany are working well together.
M'Dears Bakery & Bistro Update - What Happened Next?
Now that we’ve recapped the M’Dears Bakery & Bistro Gordon Ramsay visit, let’s talk about what happened to this Los Angeles soul food restaurant after the Hell on Wheels truck left the City of Angels.
Is M’Dears Bakery & Bistro still open?
As of 2022, M’Dears Bakery & Bistro is still open and serving customers in Los Angeles, CA. Reviews are a bit mixed, but generally pretty solid.
For example, it has a 3.5 star rating on Yelp but a 4.3 star rating on Facebook and a 4.2 star rating on Google Reviews.
Most of the negative Yelp reviews seem to focus on customer service. Some people say that the workers aren’t friendly or that they mess up people’s orders on delivery platforms like DoorDash. Some people also complain about long wait times.
Most of the reviews for the actual food seem quite positive, though a few people complain that they’ve gone down hill.
Still, if you take out the service-related reviews, M’Dears Bakery & Bistro seems like it’s doing pretty well. They might just need to figure out a way to improve the service.
If you’re in the Los Angeles area, you can see the M’Dears Bakery & Bistro menu and learn more about the restaurant by visiting the official M’Dears Bakery & Bistro website.
You can also place online catering orders if you don’t want to visit the restaurant in person.
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Last updated: 2022-02-22 06:57