Fans of Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen TV show should start making plans to winter in Las Vegas now. Ramsay has just announced that the first-ever Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen-themed restaurant will open in Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip this winter.

“Fans of the show have been asking us to bring a Hell’s Kitchen restaurant to life since day one, so I’m thrilled to finally be doing it here at Caesars Palace,” Ramsay said in the announcement. “A key element of the show’s success has always been the diners’ experience, so we are excited for guests in Las Vegas to feel like they too are part of the show—flames and all.”

Now, while we’re not quite sure what Ramsay means by “the diners’ experience”—Will there be staged dining room fights between a Ramsay impersonator and the kitchen staff? Will the concept evolve (devolve?) into murder-mystery theater? Will customers first be served a terrible version of a dish, then a much better rendition later on in the evening?—it all remains vague at this point. But what we do know is that in honor of the announcement, Ramsay lit a pitchfork on fire outside of Caesars Palace. Yes. A pitchfork. On Fire.

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