Gordon Ramsay's New Montreal Restaurant Evacuated on Opening Night

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A malfunctioning sprinkler system forced an early end to opening night at Laurier Gordon Ramsay.

TORONTO -- Gordon Ramsay’s new Montreal restaurant turned into Hell’s Kitchen Wednesday night after a burst sprinkler system left its opening night a wash out.

The celebrity chef was not on hand for the opening of the doors at Laurier Gordon Ramsay, having cut the ribbon on the establishment a day earlier on Tuesday.

The restaurant’s twitter account announced after the Wednesday night mishap: "Due to a problem with our sprinkler, we evacuated the restaurant. The sprinkler is being inspected. Update to follow."

The restaurant in a statement later confirmed the malfunction and apologized "to all affected customers for the incident."