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Hannah and Masons , Cranbury

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  • arpad Feb 23, 2009 07:34 AM
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Just noticed a for sale sign on the place . They were closed , supposedly for renovations .

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  1. I think they are closed for good. Wonder if Gordon Ramsay will include them in his "where are they now" retrospective in the next season of Kitchen Nightmares.

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    1. re: punkin712

      Drove past there Saturday night on the way to Hot Wok and saw the same thing. Bummer. Was pretty good when we were there over the summer. -mJ

      1. re: njfoodies

        Drove past again last night on the way to Hot Wok, and there is definitely a giant for sale sign in the window. Such a bummer... -mJ

      2. re: punkin712

        For me, it's always sad to see any food business close unless it is due to retirement..... but does this news really surprise anyone given the previous history of discussions on this site and watching the Kitchen Nightmares episode?

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/491100

        1. re: fourunder

          Those two owners have no passion at all. While I haven't been there and I know the show is basically scripted there are elements that you know are real. Ramsay acts which we all know, but really I thought Brian was the biggest actor there. He acted like he warmed up to Ramsay's ideas just to take the heat off of himself. But really those people have no respect for food, no respect for their customers and no respect for themselves. These are people who served dessert that was sitting around for a week. They had no guilt about it at all. They basically lack a conscience and there is nothing any human being can do about that in one week's time. Those two were beyond help and really I bet Ramsay felt that helping those people stay in business would just hurt the people of Cranbury, NJ. People like that should not be in the restaurant business.

          Many of the owners on this show really do not have the qualities needed to run a restaurant and that's why they were so desperate that they would take the horrible negative publicity for a decor change and some buzz. Those people cannot be helped.