I thought that was an interesting pairing of restaurants. The1st was upscale, not really dysfunctional or gross, once they got rid of one of the chefs. I liked the fake cooking contest, it was just a way to get rid of the one chef, the "winner" could have cooked oatmeal,. The second was almost beyond belief in every area (cleanliness, food, staff, family, decor etc).
I absolutely loved the fake Gordon - he obviously studied, as shown by his pronunciation of "pasta." He was getting deluged with food, and doing a Ramsey (spitting into the napkin etc). He was great. I didn't really get the Social redo, though, with all those tiny tables. Don't more than 2 people ever go out together? It's not like you can really put those tables together. I liked Gordon referring to Miss California as "precious," though. They were all pretty good looking, so the staff pictures looked great. I wonder, though, why a whole new menu, couldn't they just rework the old one? Speaking of - way too much black truffle, although I guess that was to justify higher prices.
The second one - I wonder if it actually lasted past the 3 months. I really didn't like Tiffany at first, but really came to sympathize with her. What a mother! I don't think I've ever seen a more negative person on tv - she so clearly needed a vacation, if a personality transplant wasn't available. Having them bake together, while superficial, was a very good start. I would have loved to see mom teach the daughters to bake.