Looks like it's going to be a rough week for chef Gordon Ramsay.
He may have three shows on television but his restaurant empire has taken some big hits recently. Not only did his restaurant in South Africa recently close, now he's facing around $2 million in three tax
bills related to his New York restaurant, Gordon Ramsay at The London
. Back in March,
we wrote that Gordon Ramsey New York had made the list of the top 250 delinquent business taxpayers and at that point a spokesperson said the company was working on resolving the debt
. In May the restaurant was sued by Wineberry America,
an importer of fine wines, for $40,900 of wine
that was ordered and delivered but not paid for.
The restaurant has had a long history of financial woes and Ramsay sold the restaurant last December to the hotel
in a deal that allows the hotel to keep the name and get menu advice
from Ramsay. News of the World reports
that the bills are for a corporation set up to run the U.S. restaurant and not Ramsay's personal bills. But the restaurant does bear his name and it looks more and more like Ramsay isn't really able to handle the dual roles of being a popular television personality and the owner of a restaurant empire.
[via NY Post