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Chappy's on Church, a Nashville restaurant featured on the May 3 episode of Kitchen Nightmares, has been seized by the state for not paying its taxes. The Nashville Business Journal reports that a sign on the restaurant's door explains it has been "seized for non-payment of Tennessee state taxes." The Tennessean has a photo of the sign itself, and notes "inside, white tablecloths and menus remained in place." Back in March before the episode aired, chef/owner John "Chappy" Chapman went public and talked to the National Enquirer about his experience with shouty chef Gordon Ramsay. "It was truly a kitchen nightmare for me," said Chapman. "Gordon Ramsay destroyed my business." Discussing the experience in the press maybe/possibly/probably is against an NDA similar to the one Amy's Baking Company came up against after their debacle of an episode. During the Chappy's episode, the New Orleans-flair restaurant was gutted, and his menu was overhauled with advice from Ramsay. The restaurant brought back its original menu in mid-January, having kept Ramsay's menu for about four weeks. Apparently Nashville residents saw it coming? But now Chapman seems to be looking past all that. Here's the very positive (albeit still anti-Kitchen Nightmares) message he posted on the restaurant's Facebook page yesterday: "I love Nashville. Nashville's been great to us and we love all our customers! This is a very sad day since we have worked so hard. We shouldn't have done Kitchen Nightmares. We have spent several months struggling to come out of a negative situation. Plans are forthcoming right now and in the meantime, we are taking a break and spending time with family. Thank you." - Chappy "Spending time with my family" is the new "seized for non-payment of Tennessee state taxes," apparently. · Chappy's restaurant closed, seized by state · All Chappy's on Church Coverage on Eater · All Kitchen Nightmares Coverage on Eater Chappy's on Church 1721 Church Street Nashville, Tennessee, 37203


Sure, Kitchen Nightmares is totally staged, but one chef claims the recovery promised by following Gordon's instructions is fake as well. John "Chappy" Chapman, chef of Chappy's on Church in Nashville, Tennessee filmed an episode of Kitchen Nightmares this past December and claims his business suffered for it. He isn't taking the disappointment quietly. The Daily Mail picked up the following quote from Chapman's print interview with The National Enquirer yesterday: "It was truly a kitchen nightmare for me. Gordon Ramsay destroyed my business."


Trivia Chappy's was closed a month later after the episode aired, by the state for failure to pay taxes (in June, 2013). Chef Chapman moved and opened Chappy's Bistro in Gulfport, MS, in November, 2013 but it subsequently closed in October, 2014. Never one to give up, Chapman and his wife moved back to New Orleans and opened yet another Chappy's. See more »


Chappy's on Church, a Nashville restaurant featured on the May 3 episode of Kitchen Nightmares, has been seized by the state for not paying its taxes. The Nashville Business Journal reports that a sign on the restaurant's door explains it has been "seized for non-payment of Tennessee state taxes." The Tennessean has a photo of the sign itself, and notes "inside, white tablecloths and menus remained in place."


Critics have commented that Fox's adaptation of Kitchen Nightmares strayed from the strengths of the original Channel 4 series. Maureen Ryan of the Chicago Tribune said, "Leave it to Fox to take something the Brits did pretty well and muck it up". She added, "Never mind the cooking; this edition of the show appears to be more interested in playing up the family dramas at the restaurants Ramsay visits". Robert Lloyd of the Los Angeles Times commented, "Whereas the British Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares is fundamentally a food show — it has interesting things to show you about how a restaurant runs and a kitchen works, the wonders of local markets and what you can make from them if you're Gordon Ramsay or willing to follow his instructions — the Fox edition emphasizes mishap, argument and emotional breakdown almost to the exclusion of cuisine".


John Chapman, who owns Chappy's New Orlean’s-style Cajun restaurant, said: 'It was truly a kitchen nightmare for me. Gordon Ramsay destroyed by business. It was a confrontation from the get-go.'


Back in March before the episode aired, chef/owner John "Chappy" Chapman went public and talked to the National Enquirer about his experience with shouty chef Gordon Ramsay. "It was truly a kitchen nightmare for me," said Chapman. "Gordon Ramsay destroyed my business." Discussing the experience in the press maybe/possibly/probably is against an NDA similar to the one Amy's Baking Company came up against after their debacle of an episode.


Chappy's on Church had been serving a New Orleans-influenced menu of dishes like jambalaya and gumbo. Chapman cites Ramsay's lackluster menu overhaul as part of the problem: "I couldn't believe that's the menu that he wants to put in. Hush puppies, fried chicken, hamburgers - give me a break." The restaurant brought back its original menu in mid-January, having kept Ramsay's menu for about four weeks. On the restaurant's Facebook page, Chapman credits his plan to reverse the changes of "the Michelin Chef" as a matter of "taking care of Nashville and responding to my local customer requests."


The Nashville, Tenn. restaurant shut down shortly after its appearance on the FOX show and owner John “Chappy” Chapman left town, so Benson has been picketing at the restaurant in an effort to get her pay from Chapman.


During the Chappy's episode, the New Orleans-flair restaurant was gutted, and his menu was overhauled with advice from Ramsay. The restaurant brought back its original menu in mid-January, having kept Ramsay's menu for about four weeks.


Ginia Bellafante of the New York Times found Ramsay's teaching methods and high standards "undeniably hypnotic" and commented that "the thrill of watching Mr. Ramsay is in witnessing someone so at peace with his own arrogance." Doug Elfman of the Chicago Sun-Times said the show is "a very entertaining public service" that "will make you laugh, make you sick and make you think". Randy Cordova of the Arizona Republic found Ramsay "just as blustery and foul-mouthed here as he is on Hell's Kitchen. But he is also oddly endearing, mainly because he genuinely seems invested in the fate of each restaurant".