I was in an episode at Le Bistro. It wasn't staged, but it was produced. They pack the restaurant full at one time to slam the kitchen and staff to create drama. The producers come to each table and tell the people to be vocal about the decor food etc. Ramsey walks around and I heard him yelling in the kitchen. We went back a few weeks later and spoke to the owner, he was glad for the experience. He's still in business today. Overall, it was a tv production but the problems with a restaurant were real.
One interesting note, we were told not to wear white. When I went to the bathroom Ramsey was screaming at the owner "i wouldn't feed that to my Fucking dog". Classic Ramsey
Another note: Ramsey whispered to the owner when he was leaving, he told him to build up the restaurant and then sell it and build a bigger one.