Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is looking to open up 50 new restaurants across the UK – but it’s not known whether he will finally have one in his beloved Cornwall.
The hot-headed TV star, 53, has a huge global following thanks to his shows, while he has high-profile restaurants in this country and abroad. Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Ramsay is pressing ahead with expanding his eating out empire.
The Daily Mail reports Ramsay wants to focus on new openings in Asia and here with the star likely to branch out away from his current venues in London.
“We have big dreams, big plans and a global strategy so ambitious it takes my breath away,” he said. “We have had to acknowledge and review the impact of the horrendous coronavirus pandemic.
“We continue to be optimistic and ambitious, knowing it is more important than ever before to invest in our industry, to support suppliers and to create jobs.”
Ramsay, who spent lockdown with his family at one of his homes in Cornwall, as well as a recent reunion weekend with the Beckhams, said he’s keen to avoid the mistakes some of his peers have made while launching their own restaurant chains with a focus being on the customer experience.
Ramsay’s current brands include Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, the three Michelin-starred fine-dining flagship in Chelsea, and Petrus in Belgravia.
As well as Bread Street Kitchen, Heddon Street Kitchen, Union Street Cafe and Street Pizza.
Despite rumours earlier this summer that he was eyeing up the former Rick Stein place at Porthleven – which has since been opened as a new eatery by Michael Caines – Ramsay has yet to launch a restaurant in Cornwall, where he owns three homes.