Fresh from opening a Las Vegas steakhouse, Gordon Ramsay last week opened The Fat Cow in Los Angeles, a “neighborhood gathering place” that marks a more casual shift for the television chef known for his high-end restaurants around the world.
Ramsay is known in the U.S. for his television shows, such as “Kitchen Nightmares,” “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Master Chef,” and he splits his time between Los Angeles and London. But most of the 25 restaurants operated by his Gordon Ramsay Holdings are in the United Kingdom.
In 2008, Ramsay opened restaurants in Los Angeles and New York that were later turned over to the hotels in which they were located. Earlier this year, however, Ramsay began another attack on the U.S. restaurant scene with the opening of Gordon Ramsay Steak in the Paris Las Vegas resort and casino.
In addition, by early 2013, Ramsay is scheduled to open Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.
The Fat Cow is located in Los Angeles’ The Grove lifestyle center, a busy shopping mall adjacent to the city’s historic Farmer’s Market. The 200-seat restaurant is tucked next to a movie theater, where it offers seasonal comfort foods in a rustic, old-timey Route 66-inspired setting.
Coming soon is the addition of Moo Bar at the restaurant’s entrance, serving soft-serve ice cream, ice cream sandwiches, milkshakes, and a grab-and-go selection of baked goods.
Source: National Restaruant News