‘We can’t believe this’: Chef is ‘devastated’ after restaurant closes due to lack of customers

Faced with the closure of his restaurant in French Montana, chef Nick Ritchie has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds to reopen.

The French Montana chef, who runs his own business in California, said he was forced to take a second job to feed his family.

“I had to be a part-time chef because I didn’t have the ability to live on the weekends,” Mr Ritchie told ABC News.

“My husband and I are living on the couch, he is unemployed.”

The chef said he had to work at a job that could not support his family and his restaurant was a result.

“We cannot believe this,” he said.

“The business is closed for the time being, but the restaurant is still open.”

Mr Ritzer said the family had to travel hundreds of kilometres to visit his sister in Australia.

“For me, it’s just a dream come true,” he told ABC Radio Melbourne.

“It’s such a relief to know that I can still open a restaurant.”‘

It’s just about time’ Mr Ritzman said the idea for the Kickstarter campaign was to raise money to fund the return of the restaurant to its former glory.

“What I’m trying to do is help a community to support this,” Mr Rhymer said.

He said the project would take about two weeks to complete.

“This is the most difficult thing I’ve ever done,” he added.

“But it’s about time.”

French Montana restaurant closes after a drought French Montana in the French Montana Canyon in Colorado Springs.

Credit: Nick Ritzer “I really want to make sure the community understands we’re all in this together and that we’re doing this together,” he continued.

“If it goes well, we’ll probably reopen.”

FrenchMontana was the latest restaurant to close due to the drought in Colorado, and the closure is the latest setback for the region as temperatures fall and agriculture suffers.

French Montana also closed for about a month in 2016.

“A lot of the French Montanas people are now starting to get a bit more serious about this drought,” Mr Rudd said.