The latest feature to dissect the financial highs and lows of Gordon Ramsay didn’t go into much detail about the state of Gordon Ramsay at the London, saying only that losses there reached $4 million a year, due in part to the unionized-staff cost of 80 percent of revenue, and also his failure to predict that New Yorkers wouldn’t drink much alcohol during lunch. Nowhere does the article address reports that Ramsay is no longer involved in the restaurant, however the London has now released a statement to Grub Street.
After three successful years of Gordon Ramsay at The London NYC and Maze, both restaurants and hotel-wide f&b; operation will now be handled directly by The London management, allowing Gordon and his team to devote more attention to new restaurant and menu development. Our guests will see no changes - the names, menus, kitchen staff and dining experience will remain exactly the same, adhering to the highest standards of service. As with the similar changeover of Gordon Ramsay personnel at our West Hollywood hotel, we had a smooth transition as all Gordon Ramsay employees became London NYC associates.
But even after Ramsay’s departure from the restaurant, problems are following him. According to the Daily News today, Dairyland USA is “having a cow” over an unpaid bill: “The Bronx-based company has filed a lawsuit for $101,000 against the foul-mouthed restaurateur, claiming that Ramsay New York hasn’t paid a bill due since Thanksgiving.”
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