Kitchen Nightmares Amy

Kitchen Nightmares Amy

Amy’s Baking Company turned heads and made social media explode after their famous, bizarre, expletive-filled episode on Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares.See More Related NewsAmy's Baking Company Reacts to Social Media Post-Gordon Ramsay WalkoutIs Your Restaurant in Trouble? 'Kitchen Nightmares' Is Casting!Gordon Ramsay Cancels ‘Kitchen Nightmares’Amy's Baking Company Reacts to Social Media Post-Gordon Ramsay WalkoutAmy’s Baking Company ClosesThe publicity got to be so bad after the episode in 2013 that they had to shut their doors in September 2015. Incidents like owner Samy telling a customer, “Here’s your pizza, go (expletive) yourself!” and Gordon Ramsay walking out on the show went down in reality TV history. But one year since it closed, where are Amy and Samy, the erratic owners of the bakery formerly known as Amy’s Baking Company? AZ Central did some digging on the Scottsdale, Arizona, couple and found that the two have been keeping it relatively low-key. They currently reside in a “posh condominium” in Westwood, California, although real estate records show they still own a home in Arizona. Amy has started up a new baking business called Amy’s Sweet Magic. You can check out the Instagram here, and also buy T-shirts with some of the more famous slogans from their episode on the show. From the website: “Amy can create specialty desserts and cakes for your wedding or your next private or corporate affair that will result in an epic event. If you can dream it, Amy can bring it to life.”
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Kitchen Nightmares Amy

One of the biggest restaurant industry scandals in 2013 revolved around Amy’s Baking Company — a restaurant in Scottsdale, Ariz. made famous after its appearance on Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares — and its two notoriously illogical owners. Today, the Associated Press confirms the restaurant owned by Samy and Amy Bouzaglo will close. The owners are in negotiations to sell the property, though they plan to retain the name. Amy Bouzaglo told the AP that she will be “making desserts for a Phoenix-area restaurant group” and will also tape a series of online instructional videos on cooking and baking. (We can hardly wait.) Amy’s Baking Company is a unique story among restaurant industry scandals. The restaurant’s original claim to fame occurred in a 2013 episode of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares in which Ramsay famously threw his hands in the air and gave up after watching the Bouzaglos steal servers’ tips and yell at customers. People on social media and fans of Ramsay were outspoken in their judgment of Amy’s, but the owners struck back in a big way, calling the show’s fans “pathetic” and “trash,” among other, mostly misspelled insults. Not long after, they claimed their Facebook page had been hacked and that they hadn’t written any of those insults themselves. An interview with a local radio station — in which Amy Bouzaglo sounded paranoid (“My husband and I started to feel that we were surrounded by Yelpers.”) — didn’t help things. Even drama king Guy Fieri was in “awe.” The latest news from Amy’s Baking Company? Last October the owners sued Gordon Ramsay for sexual harassment. The Bouzaglos told the AP that their restaurant drama from the past two years had nothing to do with the sale of the business. They claim instead that they had issues with their building’s landlord. Eater Video: Gordon Ramsay’s shaky empire, explained Foursquare Amy’s Baking Company 7366 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 607-0677 Visit Website
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Kitchen Nightmares Amy

Later during dinner service, Ramsay criticizes Amy and Samy for the food he was served during lunch and Amy responds by denying any wrongdoing because Samy refused to tell her the problems about the food. He also criticizes Amy for using frozen ravioli instead of making it fresh, and announces to the customers that ravioli is off the menu, which doesn’t sit well with Amy. Throughout the night, customers are seen complaining about the long wait, and several customers are shown sending back their dishes they disliked. At one point, Amy accidentally gives the wrong table number to Miranda. Subsequently, when giving food to Katy Cipriano, another server, as well as the table number, Katy asks, “Are you sure?” Amy responds by accusing her of having an attitude problem and demands that she should leave. When Ramsay witnesses a customer giving a tip intended for the servers and Samy taking it for himself, Samy states that the waiting staff receive an hourly wage, but Gordon reveals the restaurant’s tipping policy to the customer, to which he replies, “That’s horrible.” Samy and Ramsay then get into a heated, profanity-laced argument, in which Ramsay tells Samy he is not allowed to take his servers’ tips. Amy closes the restaurant, and fires Katy. Samy attempts to change Amy’s mind, but Amy does not relent, later describing Katy, who leaves the premises, as a “poisonous little viper”.
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Kitchen Nightmares Amy

The company hired a local public relations firm, and a second Facebook page was eventually taken down as well, while another one called “I support Amy’s Baking Company Bakery Boutique & Bistro 100 percent” appeared on May 15. A press release announced that they would be holding a “Grand Re-Opening” on May 21, 2013. On April 11, 2014, Kitchen Nightmares aired a special episode revolving around the events at Amy’s Baking Company during and after the episode aired with a new, specially-recorded interview with the owners conducted by local reporter Ana Garcia. Amy’s Baking Company permanently closed on September 1, 2015. Amy Bouzaglo explained that the development stemmed from problems with the building’s former landlord, and not the TV series. She also indicated her future career plans included making desserts for a Phoenix-area restaurant group and producing online instructional cooking videos.
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Kitchen Nightmares Amy

One of the biggest restaurant industry scandals in 2013 revolved around Amy’s Baking Company — a restaurant in Scottsdale, Ariz. made famous after its appearance on Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares — and its two notoriously illogical owners. Today, the Associated Press confirms the restaurant owned by Samy and Amy Bouzaglo will close. The owners are in negotiations to sell the property, though they plan to retain the name. Amy Bouzaglo told the AP that she will be “making desserts for a Phoenix-area restaurant group” and will also tape a series of online instructional videos on cooking and baking. (We can hardly wait.)
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Kitchen Nightmares Amy

Yes. Amy posts new glittery desserts on her Instagram account. Her new business, Amy’s Sweet Magic, accepts special-order cakes and sells her cookbook, “Baking with Amy.”  Want to relive the magic of the Amy’s Baking Days? She offers T-shirts for sale with some of the show’s most famous slogans.
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Kitchen Nightmares Amy

Amy has started up a new baking business called Amy’s Sweet Magic. You can check out the Instagram here, and also buy T-shirts with some of the more famous slogans from their episode on the show. From the website: “Amy can create specialty desserts and cakes for your wedding or your next private or corporate affair that will result in an epic event. If you can dream it, Amy can bring it to life.”
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Kitchen Nightmares Amy

Amy’s Baking Company is a unique story among restaurant industry scandals. The restaurant’s original claim to fame occurred in a 2013 episode of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares in which Ramsay famously threw his hands in the air and gave up after watching the Bouzaglos steal servers’ tips and yell at customers. People on social media and fans of Ramsay were outspoken in their judgment of Amy’s, but the owners struck back in a big way, calling the show’s fans “pathetic” and “trash,” among other, mostly misspelled insults.
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Amy and Samy Bouzaglo, the wife and husband owners, explain the history of their restaurant: Samy invested over a million dollars to build the restaurant in 2006 in order to fulfill Amy’s dream. About two years prior to the episode’s filming, bloggers began writing negative reviews of the restaurant’s food. Amy says the reviews are “lies” and states that they cost the restaurant a “tremendous amount of business”.
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Ramsay returns to the restaurant the next day, only to find it closed. Ramsay takes this opportunity to talk to Henry and Jessica who previously worked in the restaurant. Ramsay then attempts to talk to Amy and Samy, telling them what they are doing wrong, though Amy refuses to listen. As a result, Ramsay realizes he can’t help them and leaves the restaurant, and in a concluding monologue, states that this is the first time he has met two restaurant owners that he could not help. Before leaving the area he cites the fact that the restaurant has gone through a hundred staff members, states that Amy and Samy have upset the local community and are incapable of accepting criticism, and believes they would not have adhered to any changes he would have implemented to improve the restaurant anyway.
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After the show aired, the restaurant, which is located in a shopping center at Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard, became a momentary tourist attraction. The restaurant received extensive negative feedback on their official Facebook page. When the owners Amy and Samy responded by excoriating people who posted negative comments, it provoked more of the same, not only on Facebook, but also on Yelp and Reddit. Forbes used the reactions as a poster example of how a business should not react to comments from social media. The owners later stated that they were hacked, and that they had not posted any of the comments. This prompted more negative responses and the original comments and responses were eventually removed. As a result of the Kitchen Nightmares episode and Facebook posts, awareness of the incident caused the “meltdown” to go viral and become a short-lived internet meme.