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World famous Chef Gordon Ramsay and his crew spent the past several days at the Murphys Hotel in Calaveras County shooting an episode for the upcoming second season of Ramsay’s FOX TV show, “Hotel Hell.”

The show features inns that are struggling, but can be fixed.  Ramsay steps in to help with his signature brand of brutal honesty.

In a conversation with FOX40 during a break in filming Tuesday night, Ramsay said the hotel was losing money largely because the owners were focusing too much on running their bar instead of the hotel itself.

“I can’t run it for them,” Ramsay said.  “But at the end of the day, they have a potential gold mine here.”

FOX40 requested an interview with the hotel’s owners Tuesday night, but the production schedule prevented it.

Ramsay and his crew spruced up the hotel and its restaurant with some remodeling, a revamped menu, and a new emphasis on the business of running a hotel.  It reopens to the public on Thursday.