SoBo Restaurant – 24 Hours to Hell and Back Update – Open or Closed?

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Episode Recap

SoBo Restaurant, also known as South Boulevard, was a Little Rock, Arkansas restaurant featured on Season 3 of Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back.

Though the SoBo restaurant 24 Hours to Hell and Back episode aired in February 2020, the actual filming and visit from Gordon Ramsay took place earlier in 2019.

It was Season 3 Episode 9 of 24 Hours to Hell and Back.

South Boulevard, otherwise known as SoBo restaurant, is located in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The restaurant is located on a bustling main road, which should set it up for success with lots of potential customers.

Jermaine opened the restaurant one year before honoring his Korean mom’s culture.

South Boulevard serves Korean and American food.

However, the restaurant is $200,000 in debt, which is why it’s in desperate need of help from Gordon Ramsay and 24 Hours to Hell and Back.

Jermaine and his family have no restaurant experience.

To get around that, he thought if he hired the staff, everything would run itself.

Jermaine’s girlfriend Whitney has quit her job to assist SoBo restaurant, causing strained relationships.

Gordon arrives undercover as an audio crew member. The kitchen is chaotic and unorganized.

Everything is cooked atop a dirty, grimy grill.

Gordon removes his disguise and has the staff and customers meet him in the Hell on Wheels truck.

He shows them the footage from the kitchen. The kitchen is filthy, and there is rotten produce. Everyone can also see how chaotic the kitchen is. 

A member of Gordon’s team brings out a tub of rancid salmon and asparagus.

The staff is highly embarrassed. Jermaine is defeated and admits to Gordon that he has no idea what he is doing.

The kitchen hasn’t been cleaned in eight months. Even though the fridge isn’t working, it is still storing slimy chicken fingers and sour pulled pork. 

The staff admits that no one is paid on time, and when they are, the checks often bounce.

Gordon takes Jermaine and the chef to the Hell on Wheels bus to show them the new menu.

Gordon also shows Jermaine footage of his mother, who supports him financially.

She funds the restaurant and pays for Jermaine’s child support. She could retire if it wasn’t for Jermaine and the restaurant.

Gordon tells Jermaine’s parents to stop funding the restaurant.

Gordon surprises the staff with three new chefs as well as brand new kitchen equipment.

Jermaine can’t remember the specials, and he struggles to describe what they are even after being continually told.

Gordon has to coach him because he is too nervous to talk to guests. 

The customers love the new décor, and although there are a few hiccups, the relaunch night is an overall success.

Although things went well, Gordon advises Jermaine it still might be in his best interests to sell the restaurant. 

So did Jermaine take Gordon up on his advice? And what happened to the South Boulevard restaurant after 24 Hours to Hell and Back? Keep reading to find out!