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Mama Maria's

Chef Ramsay heads to Brooklyn, New York, to tackle the problems of Mama Maria’s, a 55-year-old restaurant. The owner, John Esposito, left high school at the age of 14 and has been working at his parents’ business, Sal’s Pizzeria, ever since. The shop became so successful that in the 1990s the family purchased the space next door and named it Mama Maria’s after John’s mom, who passed in 2002. But when he also lost his dad, John became overwhelmed with running the two establishments, and business began to slide.

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