The venue is The Runaway Girl, a tapas bar-cum-nightclub in Sheffield city center on the brink of collapse. The restaurant is losing money by the bucket-load and the two best friends who run it are at war with each other. The owner Justin Rowntree won’t listen to reason, and his head chef and best friend Ritchie has had enough.
To make matters worse, the credit crunch has hit and there is fierce competition from corporate chains. Gordon is on hand to help the friends weather the storm with a credit crunch menu solution. Can he save the failing business and prevent Justin’s friendship with Ritchie from ending up in tatters?