Tuesday, 24 May 2011

US Season 1 - Lelas - CLOSED


Open or closed? CLOSED
Location: Pomona, CA

Episode Summary: Owner in heavy debt borrowing money from family to keep the restaurant afloat, Executive Chef in the kitchen cooking from packets and even packet mashed potato, the fine dining food didn't fit Pomona. There is a scene where Buzzard "steals" from the restaurant but see below link as all was not as it seemed. Gordon introduced a more casual menu featuring the Pomona salad and burger. They hosted a busy relaunch and things looked like they could have turned around.

What Happened Next: Lela's closed by the end of the episode, although the business was on it's way up Lela's debts were too high. In it's place now is Aladdin Jr Restaurant & Cafe, a Mediterranean restaurant with good reviews. Ricky went on to become Executive Chef at The Corner Butcher Shop in La Verne.



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4 comments:

  1. Ah's i really liked this episode and all the suspense in it. Also the great resolution

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  2. Crooks in the kitchen...go figure

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  3. The owner should have listened to Tabitha who nailed it all along. Yeah, she sounded "rough" but was right to do so since we're talking about crooks in the kitchen. I wish Tabitha the best and hope she gets a new job where she can be respected. Just sad.

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  4. debts too high and not enough money coming in? sound like the government.

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