Gordo Lost $12 Million in 2009, But Hell’s Kitchen Is Still On Fire


The Ciprianis aren’t the only ones whose faulty finances are being aired today. Bloomberg reports that Gordon Ramsay International Ltd. (the company that operates the non-U.K. eateries he’s now ducked out of) almost doubled its losses in 2009, from 4.32 million pounds in 2008 to 8.32 million pounds ($12.9 million) in the year ending August 31, 2009. The good news is that the U.K. restaurants are finally turning a profit of 515,373 pounds, which might be why Gordo is on a $10,000 Ducati these days. And his TV empire is feeling no pain: The contestants for the eighth season of Hell’s Kitchen were announced earlier this week.

Ramsay Holdings Loss Almost Doubles at International Operations [Bloomberg]
’Hell’s Kitchen’: Gordon Ramsay lines up Season 8 contestants [Zap2It]