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Season: 6 | View All Season 6 Episodes
Original Episode Air Date: January 25, 2013
Olde Hitching Post Address: 48 Spring St Hanson, MA 02341
Olde Hitching Post was a Hanson, Massachusetts restaurant featured on season 6 of Kitchen Nightmares. The episode was filmed in June 2012 and aired in January 2013.
In this episode of Kitchen Nightmares, chef Gordon Ramsay graced the Olde Hitching Post with his presence. The restaurant is based in Hanson, Massachusetts.
The episode started on an interesting note when the Olde Hitching Post owner, Tom Kessaris, went to pick Gordon from the train station.
As soon as Tom met him, he tried to impress Ramsay with his background. Kessaris told Ramsay that he had run two successful restaurants in the past and this restaurant was his third business venture.
He clarified that he only bought it for his daughter Andrea but she doesn’t show any interest in it. He also said that the restaurant was losing $7,000 to $8,000 a week, which is why he needed help from Gordon Ramsay and his team.
After getting to the Olde Hitching Post, the first person Ramsay meets is Janice, the restaurant manager. She wasted no time in telling Ramsay that whatever Tom has said to him might not be the truth and he shouldn’t believe the guy.
Gordon was then introduced to Andrea who also quashed everything that her father said about her.
Andrea clarified that in seven years her father has not let her take charge even for one day.
Tom is the one who runs the place, he is in control of everything from the menu to the accounts. After hearing everything, Ramsay then ordered the meatloaf, lobster ravioli, and cranberry haddock.
When the waitress Carla brought the food, Ramsay asked her some questions regarding its preparation and she was visibly struggling with her lies.
After some more interrogation, she comes clean about the food being of low-quality and store bought. The popular chef took one bit of Lobster Ravioli and couldn’t even swallow it. He noted only meatloaf was alright for human consumption. There were also some other expletives mixed in, in true Gordon Ramsay fashion.
After checking the terrible food, Ramsay once again meets with Tom to confront him about low-quality ingredients.
This time Tom’s defensiveness can be seen clearly and he even says that people love frozen food, they especially come for their meatloaf from far off.
During their heated exchange, it is clear that even the restaurant’s chef (Dan) and other kitchen helpers are well-aware of the problems. None of them tried to defend Tom even once and his ego didn’t like it.
Ramsay then visits during the evening when a few customers have already arrived.
Upon inspection, he tells Tom that the frozen method is hard as a brick.
Instead of apologizing, Tom tells him that people order it like that. Ramsay then dares him to go tell customers that he is serving them frozen meatloaf. Tom disagrees and then Gordon does that himself.
After this whole ordeal, Ramsay makes it very clear that this restaurant would be dead soon if Tom stays in charge. At last, he convinced Tom to pass the restaurant to his daughter who clearly has shown immense potential throughout the episode.
Olde Hitching Post Update - What Happened Next?
We are happy to say that the Olde Hitching Post Kitchen Nightmares was a success and the restaurant is still open as of 2021!
It has been eight years since the premiere of that episode and the restaurant has only flourished under Andrea’s ownership and leadership.
It has an impressive 4.5 Google rating voted by 418 people. On the Olde Hitching Post Yelp page, it also has a solid 4 star rating on over 84 reviews.
What happened to Andrea from the Olde Hitching Post Kitchen Nightmares episode?
Andrea is still the owner and manager of the Olde Hitching Post restaurant. Gordon was able to get through to Tom and Andrea is in control now, which explains why the restaurant has done so well.
On the Old Hitching Post website, it says that the restaurant is owned by Andrea and her husband Spiro Garnavos. They also have a four year old daughter – congratulations to them!
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Last updated: 2021-11-25 06:16