Gordon Ramsay plans to open up 200 new restaurants across the world and 50 ...

Gordon Ramsay plans to open up 200 new restaurants in Asia to expand his empire across the world in the next five years.

The TV chef began reopening the first of his 35 restaurants in July after the business struggled during the coronavirus pandemic.

But now the father-of-five has unveiled new plans to extend his range of restaurants in contrast to industry competitors, including opening a further 50 sites in the UK. 

Ramsay, 53, revealed his plans in financial reports filed to Companies House last week.

Gordon Ramsay will open up 200 new chain restaurants to expand his empire across the world

Gordon Ramsay will open up 200 new chain restaurants to expand his empire across the world

The TV chef began reopening the first of his 35 restaurants in July after the business struggled during the coronavirus pandemic

The TV chef began reopening the first of his 35 restaurants in July after the business struggled during the coronavirus pandemic

The chef is has an estimated worth of £200million and his company Gordon Ramsay Holdings announced a pre-tax profit of £15.1million for the year to August 31, 2019.

His ambitions to 'create a billion-dollar dining proposition' are undented by the Covid-19 pandemic that has devastated much of the hospitality trade. 

Ramsay believes the restaurants will create around 2,000 jobs in the UK including some in head office.

'We have big dreams, big plans and a global strategy so ambitious it takes my breath away,' he said. 'We have had to acknowledge and review the impact of the horrendous coronavirus pandemic. 

'We continue to be optimistic and ambitious, knowing it is more important than ever before to invest in our industry, to support suppliers and to create jobs.'

Gordon Ramsay Holdings said: 'GRNA (Gordon Ramsay North America) has exclusive rights to develop Gordon Ramsay branded restaurants in North America, Canada and the Caribbean where it has plans to open up to 200 restaurants as well as continuing to grow its very successful licence business with other partners.

'The pandemic has had a significant impact on the group. 

'It is difficult to estimate how the outbreak will impact trading and for how long and the directors consider this as a level of uncertainty over which they have no control.' 

Brands in his stable include Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, the three Michelin-starred fine-dining flagship in Chelsea, and Petrus in Belgravia.

At the more modest end of the scale are Bread Street Kitchen, Heddon Street Kitchen, Union Street Cafe and Street Pizza.

At present, Ramsay's restaurants are concentrated in London. He is expected to look at more openings in other cities such as Manchester and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, as well as further outlets in the capital.

Despite the coronavirus, he intends

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