Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Amy's Baking Company Restaurant Goes Ballistic  
User currently offline2707200X From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 8012 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 months 1 week ago) and read 5252 times:

If you where watching Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares this Friday you saw what happened. Gordon for the first time decided not to help fix the Scottsdale, Arizona based restaurant on the fact that the owners would not listen or take instruction or criticism, this is the first time Gordon has walked of the show. In one year they have had a employee turnover of 100 people and they have admitted to taking employee tips and picking fights with customers. And boy they are having a time expressing themselves after the show. How do they stay in Business?

www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/14/am...-kitchen-nightmares_n_3274345.html


"And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by." John Masefield Sea-Fever
72 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1773 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (11 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5194 times:

Best. Episode. EVER. I was surprised it took almost six entire seasons for Ramsay to walk out on a job. In all fairness, I don't think anybody can blame him for this one. He stuck in there longer than I would have. That woman was absolutely awful.

Here's another good link: http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthi...ic-brand-meltdown-on-facebook-ever

Quoting 2707200X (Thread starter):
How do they stay in Business?

It would appear that the husband was successful in previous ventures that allowed him to fund this disaster.



Flying refined.
User currently offlinebristolflyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5157 times:

Having lived in Phoenix for 5 years I can attest to the fact there are a lot of people like them in Scottsdale. Gold-digging princesses who are useless but keep being told they are the best thing ever by their gold-encrusted sugar-daddies.


Fortune favours the brave
User currently offlinekpitrrat From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5117 times:

Breezing through the episode clearly these owners are simply stuck in their ways and cannot change. Not a huge food network/cooking show person but from what I understand Ramsay is a tough customer, however, I think he handled this situation with great professionalism.

To me it seems like the Amy's husband is Amy's puppet and has his own issues kicking customers out and STEALING tips from servers. This business is disgusting and needs to be closed down.

No need to even address the ranting on Twitter and Facebook. Seriously?!


User currently offlineblueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3696 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (11 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5014 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Gordon Ramsay coming off as the adult in a confrontation, and one that isn't even manufactured by producers addicted to drama at that. There's a giant snowball fight going on somewhere in hell...


I've got $h*t to do
User currently offlineBlueElephant From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 1813 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (11 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5008 times:

I saw this episode - I wonder if it was partially staged. If not the show, the facebook posts.

If you go to their facebook site now - https://www.facebook.com/amysbakingco?fref=ts

They've got a post up saying their fb was hacked. I don't know if that's true or not....


User currently offlinePellegrine From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2213 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (11 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4999 times:

Quoting 2707200X (Thread starter):

If you where watching Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares this Friday you saw what happened. Gordon for the first time decided not to help fix the Scottsdale, Arizona based restaurant on the fact that the owners would not listen or take instruction or criticism, this is the first time Gordon has walked of the show. In one year they have had a employee turnover of 100 people and they have admitted to taking employee tips and picking fights with customers. And boy they are having a time expressing themselves after the show. How do they stay in Business?

www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/14/am....html

Stealing servers' tips is disgusting. It goes on at a number of restaurants nationwide unfortunately. You never know.



oh boy!!!
User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 16927 posts, RR: 48
Reply 7, posted (11 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4997 times:

Quoting bristolflyer (Reply 2):
Gold-digging princesses who are useless but keep being told they are the best thing ever by their gold-encrusted sugar-daddies.

The two tend to find each other....sorta like that delicate flower of a lady that gave the NBA player the finger and may or may not have killed her coked out hedge fund trader husband. These gems of the universe usually find each other, leaving the rest of us mercifully alone.

Quoting kpitrrat (Reply 3):
Breezing through the episode clearly these owners are simply stuck in their ways and cannot change

And/or plain crazy



E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineBlueElephant From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 1813 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (11 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4977 times:

Quoting BlueElephant (Reply 5):
I don't know if that's true or not....

I take this back - I read pre-existing reviews on yelp from 2-3 years ago. Nasty.

The comments in that FB site are hilarious...


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13252 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (11 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4971 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

This place is literally down the street from my house; my wife and I regularly go to the Pita Jungle restaurant two doors down from ABC. And most times, the place is closed - you seldom see people inside.

I have a feeling it won't be long before the business goes under, but not because of their horrible reputation, but based on what is likely to be an IRS investigation. If they're keeping the tips intended for servers, odds are the business is not reporting those tips as income.



"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan
User currently onlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5843 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (11 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4946 times:

Quoting WestJet747 (Reply 1):
Best. Episode. EVER. I was surprised it took almost six entire seasons for Ramsay to walk out on a job.

Ramsay has dealt with some pretty egotistical people on both the U.S. and British show, and he has a fair bit of ego himself, but he's also had his fair share of failure, and knows when to give up on a venture, so for the most part, he knows what it's like to be in their shoes, and also how to fix it. Ramsay, despite his gruff exterior and demeanor, actually DOES care about those he's helping. He's got a soft spot for those with talent that are held back; is more than willing to work with owners that are inexperienced; and is tough enough to beat sense into stubborn owners.

ABC, though, is a whole other story.



Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.
User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 6940 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (11 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4897 times:

my god their facebook page is a huge embarrassment to Scottsdale. I love Scottsdale. Such awesome and nice people there, beautiful homes, shopping, and hiking. These people just make Scottsdale look like a bunch of douchebags.


One of the FB admins for PHX Spotters. "Zach the Expat!"
User currently offlinezkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1059 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (11 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4900 times:

Ironic that those who can't take criticism are always the first to dish it out.

Quoting WestJet747 (Reply 1):


Quoting MaverickM11,reply=7:

Best. Episode. EVER. I was surprised it took almost six entire seasons for Ramsay to walk out on a job.

      Indeed. Normally Gordon Ramsay shows are pretty rubbish in my book. This on the other hand was hilarious. The video below (from 2010) makes it obvious that this particular episode of Kitchen Nightmares certainly wasn't scripted and accurately portrays the attitudes of both of them. Such a disgrace to all small business owners who go out of their way to please/satisfy their clients.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nexQhKIx39Q


Also, am I the only one to notice the incredible amount of cosmetic surgery that the lady's face has clearly undergone?



repaint ZK-PBG!
User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8709 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (11 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4887 times:

I recorded the show last week, and after these reviews, I gotta watch 

But I think the American version is but a shadow of the original British show Ramsey did, which really concentrated on the business, and not the bedroom drama. It's unfortunate that he ended the British show and continued the American one. Should have been the other way around.



Veni Vidi Castratavi Illegitimos
User currently offlinefrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3613 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (11 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4873 times:

No one will fix that business without fixing the owners first. and that would take a LOT of therapy, clearly.

I like the way they went berserk at the Facebook community. Such a display of civility, dignity and humility. It's a wonder their business is failing.

On the other hand, that restaurant is getting more publicity than these two morons would have ever dreamt of getting...



Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlinekingairta From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 458 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4873 times:

I always loved how the owners would say Ramsey doesn't know what he is talking about etc when he tells them what is wrong when they INVITED him to come help them. They act like he just picked their joint at random.

I agree the early episodes of Kitchen Nightmares and even Hell's Kitchen were good. But when the drama started to be scripted in they lost me.


User currently onlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5843 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (11 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4866 times:

Quoting francoflier (Reply 15):
On the other hand, that restaurant is getting more publicity than these two morons would have ever dreamt of getting...

However, even after all of the bad publicity, you'd have to be a sadist to even think about stepping foot in that restaurant.



Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 17, posted (11 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4831 times:

The only thing I'm left wondering about is what would have happened if the restaurant had been open the second morning, would the former employees conveniently sitting across the parking lot just been left hanging? Obviously they were part of some sort of setup—the producers had to know just based on what had been filmed w/o Ramsay there that this was going to be one enormous train wreck.

It's too bad that these folks just didn't stick with what they did best, baking desserts, which Amy obviously has a knack for. Wholesaling desserts out to other restaurants could have been a big business for them, along with a small storefront or coffee place. I e-mailed a friend in Paradise Valley to see if she knew about Amy's before now, and she'd been aware of the store from the previous news coverage and wasn't surprised how the show turned out.

I think we all know what's going to happen. The place will close because of the 'haters', the IRS will investigate the tips issue, and some lawyer will be advertising for clients for a lawsuit to get tips awarded to past servers.

Some people just don't belong in the kitchen or on Facebook.

ETA: LOL, this made the top story on the third hour of the Today Show this morning, with Guy Fieri (barf) chiming in with his thoughts.

[Edited 2013-05-15 09:05:35]


International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlinearmitageshanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3552 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (11 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4770 times:

She definitely has the crazy eyes.

User currently offlinePellegrine From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2213 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (11 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4629 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 17):
The only thing I'm left wondering about is what would have happened if the restaurant had been open the second morning, would the former employees conveniently sitting across the parking lot just been left hanging? Obviously they were part of some sort of setup—the producers had to know just based on what had been filmed w/o Ramsay there that this was going to be one enormous train wreck.

It's too bad that these folks just didn't stick with what they did best, baking desserts, which Amy obviously has a knack for. Wholesaling desserts out to other restaurants could have been a big business for them, along with a small storefront or coffee place. I e-mailed a friend in Paradise Valley to see if she knew about Amy's before now, and she'd been aware of the store from the previous news coverage and wasn't surprised how the show turned out.

I think we all know what's going to happen. The place will close because of the 'haters', the IRS will investigate the tips issue, and some lawyer will be advertising for clients for a lawsuit to get tips awarded to past servers.

Some people just don't belong in the kitchen or on Facebook.

ETA: LOL, this made the top story on the third hour of the Today Show this morning, with Guy Fieri (barf) chiming in with his thoughts.

It's one thing to be disagreeable, rude to customers, or be an unfriendly employer. It's wholly another to actively steal wages from your employees.

I don't feel like it's "too bad" for these owners at all when it comes to screwing with your employees' money and threatening to fire them in front of customers. That is downright despicable.

The IRS, EEOC, and the Arizona Attorney General should investigate if these are valid allegations.

I can't believe they aren't already with all of these allegations.



oh boy!!!
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 20, posted (11 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4610 times:

Quoting Pellegrine (Reply 19):
I don't feel like it's "too bad" for these owners at all when it comes to screwing with your employees' money and threatening to fire them in front of customers. That is downright despicable.

I neither implied nor stated that it was acceptable.



International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlineairportugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3447 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (11 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4596 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 20):

Congrats... I guess?  



hit it and quit it
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 22, posted (11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4580 times:

Looks like Amy Bouzaglo is a felon.

Amy’s Baking Company Owner Amy Bouzaglo’s Criminal Past Surfaces After 'Kitchen Nightmares' Meltdown

Quote:
But in addition to not reacting well to criticism, it seems Amy of Amy’s Baking Company has been in trouble with the law. While Samy claims to be a “mobster,” his wife served 14 months in jail while paying $36,294.95 in restitution for bank fraud.

According to the court documents filed in the United States District Court in Arizona, “On November 6, 2003, Ms. Bouzaglo (formerly known and identified in this case as Ms. Bossingham), entered into a plea agreement with the Government in which she pled guilty to one count of Misuse of a Social Security Number, a class D felony offense. (Doc. 40). The criminal conduct occurred on August 16, 2001. Specifically, Ms. Bouzaglo pled guilty to submitting an application for a line of credit with M & I Bank using the social security number of another person.”  Amy was arrested on Oct. 11, 2002.



International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlinegarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5327 posts, RR: 53
Reply 23, posted (11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4571 times:

Interesting Ask Me Anything on Reddit with the waitress who got fired mid-episode, Katy.

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comment...ss_katy_cipriano_from_amys_baking/

She seems to be under the impression that the desserts were purchased and not made by Amy. That seems to be backed up with the FB meltdown when it was stated by ABC that the prices of their dessert were high because the cakes had to be "shipped" to them and "repackaged."



South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlinePellegrine From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2213 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4557 times:

Quoting garnetpalmetto (Reply 23):

Interesting Ask Me Anything on Reddit with the waitress who got fired mid-episode, Katy.

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comment...ss_katy_cipriano_from_amys_baking/

She seems to be under the impression that the desserts were purchased and not made by Amy. That seems to be backed up with the FB meltdown when it was stated by ABC that the prices of their dessert were high because the cakes had to be "shipped" to them and "repackaged."

This whole thing is so pathetic. The unfortunate aspect is that it goes on in a lot of restaurants nationwide! I congratulate Katy for being such a steadfast person. Reading that thread makes me shake my head.

Seriously? No tips? No staff meal? Never tasted the food they serve?



oh boy!!!
User currently offlinejagflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3458 posts, RR: 4
Reply 25, posted (11 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4646 times:

Unfortunately Samy's behaviour is not uncommon for people of his background. I've dealt with plenty of them in the past and this whole "I'm a big baller, shot caller" thing is typical. His actions and attitude don't surprise me in the least.


Support the beer and soda can industry, recycle old airplanes!
User currently offlineJyang772 From United States of America, joined May 2013, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 26, posted (11 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4548 times:

Just finished watching the episode on Youtube. The owners are out of their minds.
Left them a message on their Facebook page  


User currently offlinefrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3613 posts, RR: 11
Reply 27, posted (11 months 5 days ago) and read 4619 times:

The meme is out:




Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently onlineOA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 5225 posts, RR: 25
Reply 28, posted (11 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4546 times:

I'm not a Gordon Ramsay fan, but watched some clips after reading about this, I decided to watch. The woman is a delusional nutcase.

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 7):
The two tend to find each other....sorta like that delicate flower of a lady that gave the NBA player the finger and may or may not have killed her coked out hedge fund trader husband. These gems of the universe usually find each other, leaving the rest of us mercifully alone.

   And incidentally her coked out hedge fund trader husband may or may not have been gay.



Hughes Airwest - Top Banana In The West
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 29, posted (11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4522 times:

Quoting OA412 (Reply 28):
And incidentally her coked out hedge fund trader husband may or may not have been gay.

Hey now, don't unload him on us, you all keep him!  



International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21081 posts, RR: 56
Reply 30, posted (11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4506 times:

 Wow!

I will give them this: it's not easy to make Gordon Ramsey look like the reasonable one, but they pulled it off in record time.

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineJyang772 From United States of America, joined May 2013, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 31, posted (11 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4463 times:

Quoting armitageshanks (Reply 18):

She definitely has the crazy eyes.
http://www.addictinginfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Crazy-Amys-Baking-Company.jpg


User currently onlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 6994 posts, RR: 9
Reply 32, posted (11 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4430 times:

Saw the episode on YouTube it was hilarious. What was also funny was readin old reviews on the plane from years ago. They were bad then and horrible now. The funniest part is seeing how obvious some of the fake reviews were. All the positive ones of course were clearly fake and written by Amy. One of them included the place phone number and information about their thanksgiving dinner special. Too funny.


"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 33, posted (11 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4348 times:

This story keeps getting weirder. Some friends down in Paradise Valley near Amy's sent me a link this morning to I guess what is the local alternative paper's site, with news of Amy's grand reopening. Some disgraced local reverend/former mayoral candidate/former school board member will emcee the event, for which 1,500 people called to try to make a reservation.

The Amy's Baking Company Carnival: The Reverend Jarrett Maupin Joins the Sideshow


And I guess Samy and Amy are now saying that they've never stolen or taken any of the server's tips. That should be easy to prove/disprove, since they're required to deduct taxes on a portion of expected tips—not sure what the amount is. Who knows with these people, though.



International Homo of Mystery
User currently onlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5843 posts, RR: 15
Reply 34, posted (11 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4156 times:

The rabbit hole just goes deeper and deeper:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...ng-company-vs-the-entire-internet/

Which in turn has a link to comparison pictures of the "food":

http://www.wilmunder.com/ABC/Food_Photo_Match.html

Also, someone has already put a fake commercial on Youtube using parts and quotes of the KN episode, and news footage.



Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 35, posted (11 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4124 times:

Amy's to hire up to 30 employees at job fair from 2-5pm today:

http://ktar.com/22/1635415/Amys-Baking-Company-to-hold-job-fair



International Homo of Mystery
User currently onlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5843 posts, RR: 15
Reply 36, posted (11 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4114 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 35):
Amy's to hire up to 30 employees at job fair from 2-5pm today:

To be fired next week.



Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21081 posts, RR: 56
Reply 37, posted (11 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4051 times:

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 36):
To be fired next week.

Now let's be fair, they're not going to fire all of them next week. If they did that, they wouldn't have anyone to fire the week after.

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 38, posted (11 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3854 times:

Quoting zkojq (Reply 12):
Also, am I the only one to notice the incredible amount of cosmetic surgery that the lady's face has clearly undergone?

She has a flawless complexion too for a stressed out woman.


User currently onlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5843 posts, RR: 15
Reply 39, posted (11 months 14 hours ago) and read 3660 times:

So, apparently, these Bozos managed to not only hire 15 scapeg-- err, people, (out of 30? Why do they need so many?) but their planned media event was stopped dead in its tracks thanks to a threat of lawuit from Fox. This just keeps getting better and better!

http://www.azcentral.com/thingstodo/...ny-cancels-conference-lawsuit.html

I especially love this little blurb:

Quote:
The Scottsdale-based firm will stop representing Amy’s Baking Company after Tuesday’s grand reopening. Rose said the two parties disagreed over public-relations strategies but declined to elaborate.


Gee, I wonder why?

[Edited 2013-05-21 03:36:16]


Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.
User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8709 posts, RR: 24
Reply 40, posted (11 months 12 hours ago) and read 3571 times:

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 39):

Quote:
The Scottsdale-based firm will stop representing Amy’s Baking Company after Tuesday’s grand reopening. Rose said the two parties disagreed over public-relations strategies but declined to elaborate.


Gee, I wonder why?

The lawyer wanted to do something reasonable, while Amy probably wanted to hire Russian Mafia hitmen...



Veni Vidi Castratavi Illegitimos
User currently offlineflyingthe757 From UK - England, joined Mar 2013, 192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 41, posted (11 months 9 hours ago) and read 3498 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Hopefully they will all be trained on the till this time!

User currently offlineAviRaider From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 42, posted (11 months 8 hours ago) and read 3459 times:

Quoting flyingthe757 (Reply 41):

Ha Ha! Yea I couldn't believe they didn't train the servers on the use of the till. They claimed their servers weren't smart enough. In what world do they live in where servers aren't allowed to use the till? But after realizing that they take their tips, it's obvious why they have their servers on a short leash.

Aside from that, they turn my hackels red when they spew out such vile hatred and disrespect and then claim God is on their side. Wolf in sheep's clothing.

[Edited 2013-05-21 09:52:58]

User currently onlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5245 posts, RR: 8
Reply 43, posted (11 months 8 hours ago) and read 3434 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 33):
This story keeps getting weirder. Some friends down in Paradise Valley near Amy's sent me a link this morning to I guess what is the local alternative paper's site, with news of Amy's grand reopening. Some disgraced local reverend/former mayoral candidate/former school board member will emcee the event, for which 1,500 people called to try to make a reservation.

Sadly I think this is becoming an example of "There is no such thing as bad publicity." Some people want to go to see the train-wreck, some want to see if they can get a rise out of the owners or be told "You don't know what you like!", some want to go just to be able to say they've been there. Sad but true.

Quoting AviRaider (Reply 42):
Ha Ha! Yea I couldn't believe they didn't train the servers on the use of the till. They claimed their servers weren't smart enough. In what world do they live in where servers aren't allowed to use the till? But after realizing that they take their tips, it's obvious why they have their servers on a short leash.

Well it's easier to you cook the books if you control the till. Remember restaurants are a popular way to launder money (what's the husbands history? It's something weird supposedly) and bring money into legitimacy, just add sales. You didn't only serve 20 tables today and made just $2,000.00, you served 50 tables and made $10,000.00! (Haven't you always wondered how "that one restaurant" in your area stays in business?) Perhaps he figured out that he could still add the sales as he went through the day.

Of course the end of the spectrum not laundering, it is to under-report sales to avoid taxes etc. And for that it is definitely important to control the till...

Tugg



I don’t know that I am unafraid to be myself, but it is hard to be somebody else. -W. Shatner
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21081 posts, RR: 56
Reply 44, posted (11 months 7 hours ago) and read 3418 times:

Quoting tugger (Reply 43):
Of course the end of the spectrum not laundering, it is to under-report sales to avoid taxes etc.

I don't think they're going to need much help under-reporting sales.

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 45, posted (10 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3303 times:

Quoting tugger (Reply 43):
Sadly I think this is becoming an example of "There is no such thing as bad publicity." Some people want to go to see the train-wreck, some want to see if they can get a rise out of the owners or be told "You don't know what you like!", some want to go just to be able to say they've been there. Sad but true.

Who knows perhaps they were paid good for this show tp act worse than ever, KN other scripted episodes were also pretty convincing and this seemed no different to those.

Katy on reddit said she had never seen it like this before in her three and a half weeks with them, makes you wonder.


User currently offlineflyingthe757 From UK - England, joined Mar 2013, 192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 46, posted (10 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3243 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Anyone know how the reopening went??

http://widget.uproxx.com/b/24/http:/....azcentral.com/video/2400243186001

Interesting new twist!!!

[Edited 2013-05-21 22:54:26]

User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 47, posted (10 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3114 times:

Quoting flyingthe757 (Reply 46):
Anyone know how the reopening went??

Small crowd, a few security guards, and no yelling or screaming. Looks like the letter from Fox's legal team put the kabosh on any further theatrics.

Amy's Baking Company Reopens With Little Fanfare

I guess we'll see if Samy gets deported for whatever the previous charges were against him.



International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 48, posted (10 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2877 times:

Egads, $10.90 for a slice of chocolate cake! First-hand report of Amy's after the reopening:

Amy's Baking Company kicks us out after we find flies in the vodka (three times)

Quote:
We went in with an open mind Friday night to try Amy's Baking Company for the first time, but our quartet was kicked out after pointing out bugs in not one, not two, but three versions of one simple vodka martini.



International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 6940 posts, RR: 18
Reply 49, posted (10 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2857 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 48):

Im more concerned about flies in vodka...that's against health codes in Scottsdale



One of the FB admins for PHX Spotters. "Zach the Expat!"
User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8709 posts, RR: 24
Reply 50, posted (10 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2861 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 49):
Im more concerned about flies in vodka...that's against health codes in Scottsdale

Ah, c'mon. The booze sterilized it. Makes a crunchy martini  



Veni Vidi Castratavi Illegitimos
User currently onlineAirstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2542 posts, RR: 1
Reply 51, posted (10 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2861 times:

If I am ever in Phoenix (to which I indeed must travel soon; since PHX now has a people-mover   ) I shall dine at this Pita Jungle place the writer recommended.


Mmmmmm... pitas.



Pancakes are delicious.
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 52, posted (10 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2890 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 49):
Im more concerned about flies in vodka

I wonder if they used Gordon's vodka?  Wow!



International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21081 posts, RR: 56
Reply 53, posted (10 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2880 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 49):
Im more concerned about flies in vodka...that's against health codes in Scottsdale

I think that's against health codes most places.

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 6940 posts, RR: 18
Reply 54, posted (10 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2801 times:

Quoting Airstud (Reply 51):
If I am ever in Phoenix (to which I indeed must travel soon; since PHX now has a people-mover ) I shall dine at this Pita Jungle place the writer recommended.

Pita Jungle is amaaaaaaazing!!!!! 
Also if you're in the mood to seeing some stoner college kids try to get around, try going to Cheba Hut near ASU. It's pretty delicious as well.



One of the FB admins for PHX Spotters. "Zach the Expat!"
User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1773 posts, RR: 10
Reply 55, posted (10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2695 times:

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 50):
Ah, c'mon. The booze sterilized it. Makes a crunchy martini

Gives them an excuse to charge extra for added protein!



Flying refined.
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7912 posts, RR: 12
Reply 56, posted (10 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2652 times:

Man, I spent/ruined hours of my life watching the episode on youtube and reading what's left of their social media sites. Now I feel strangely entertained and bad at the same time. It is as if I watched American Idol on loop while filling myself up with burgers and coke, realizing that I actually like it.

I am lucky, it has been raining all day.



I support the right to arm bears
User currently offlinezkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1059 posts, RR: 1
Reply 57, posted (10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

The fact that Sammi drives a black Range Rover does plenty to support the idea that he is part of the mafia. You can see it in the video at 0:19.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...ation-sami-bouzaglo_n_3321990.html



repaint ZK-PBG!
User currently offlinepetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3309 posts, RR: 12
Reply 58, posted (10 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2470 times:

Looks like Ramsey found a solution (watch till the end)

http://www.dumpert.nl/mediabase/6544...18b/ramsay_lost_het_simpel_op.html



Attamottamotta!
User currently offlineStabilator From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 674 posts, RR: 0
Reply 59, posted (10 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2421 times:

Haha my god what a train-wreck! Amy needs medication. I LOVED their FB posts, because I am a Redditor and they were cursing the entire community haha. I hope their business closes. Stealing tips - what a joke!


So we beat on against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
User currently offlineCaptCufflinks From UK - England, joined Dec 2012, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 60, posted (10 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2291 times:

Quoting petertenthije (Reply 58):
Looks like Ramsey found a solution (watch till the end)

http://www.dumpert.nl/mediabase/6544....html

LOL! Brilliant.

I'm sure a similar idea must have crossed Samy's mind by now for the insurance $$$'s


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 61, posted (10 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1952 times:

One of us should have called this:

Amy’s Baking Company to get own reality TV show

Quote:
It seems that the Bouzaglos' 15 minutes aren't up yet.

Entertainment news website RadarOnline.com reported Thursday that Amy and Salomon "Samy" Bouzaglo, husband-and-wife owners of Amy's Baking Company in Scottsdale, Ariz., are considering offers from several production companies to appear on their own reality show.


Details are supposed to be revealed Tuesday on “Inside Edition”.



International Homo of Mystery
User currently onlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5843 posts, RR: 15
Reply 62, posted (10 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1943 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 61):

Quote:
It seems that the Bouzaglos' 15 minutes aren't up yet.

Entertainment news website RadarOnline.com reported Thursday that Amy and Salomon "Samy" Bouzaglo, husband-and-wife owners of Amy's Baking Company in Scottsdale, Ariz., are considering offers from several production companies to appear on their own reality show.


Details are supposed to be revealed Tuesday on “Inside Edition”.

And the cockroaches get more attention... lovely.



Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.
User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8709 posts, RR: 24
Reply 63, posted (10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1925 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 61):
to appear on their own reality show.

You have got to be kidding...



Veni Vidi Castratavi Illegitimos
User currently offlinePellegrine From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2213 posts, RR: 8
Reply 64, posted (10 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1773 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 61):

One of us should have called this:

Amy’s Baking Company to get own reality TV show

I'm sure you, seemingly as one of their biggest fans, will be the first to watch.



oh boy!!!
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 65, posted (10 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1751 times:

Quoting Pellegrine (Reply 64):
I'm sure you, seemingly as one of their biggest fans, will be the first to watch.

And when Samy calls out "Bitter, party of one, your table is ready," I'm sure you'll be ready for seating.   



International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlineAF1624 From France, joined Jul 2006, 644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 66, posted (10 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1706 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 61):
Amy’s Baking Company to get own reality TV show

This is outrageous. Utterly ridiculous. Faith in humanity terminally destroyed.



Cheers
User currently offlinePellegrine From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2213 posts, RR: 8
Reply 67, posted (10 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1404 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 65):
And when Samy calls out "Bitter, party of one, your table is ready," I'm sure you'll be ready for seating.

In all honesty, I do not feel like this towards those people or you. Unfortunately, I find that people use the 'bitter' word to describe someone whom they have a critical disagreement with. It is a very loaded word, and not very polite to use it in an accusatory manner. I will tell you this though, I question someone who defends such egregious behavior towards staff and client, and lauds their comeback. It has taken me this long to reply to you, because I am busy, and because I could care less about a business I will never patronize in a city which I probably will not be in anytime soon. Yet, I do not like to hear about employee abuse wherever it is.



oh boy!!!
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 68, posted (10 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1398 times:

Quoting Pellegrine (Reply 67):
I question someone who defends such egregious behavior towards staff and client, and lauds their comeback.

Twisting astonishment into lauding is pretty bizarre, even by a.net standards.



International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlinePellegrine From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2213 posts, RR: 8
Reply 69, posted (10 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1374 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 68):
Twisting astonishment into lauding is pretty bizarre, even by a.net standards.

Hmmkay, well let us know how that wonky reality show comes off.   



oh boy!!!
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 70, posted (10 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1362 times:

Quoting Pellegrine (Reply 69):
Hmmkay, well let us know how that wonky reality show comes off.

I'm sure when they have an update to publicize (isn't the announcement about a week overdue now?), someone will post about it, so your appetite for Amy & Co. will be satiated.



International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlinePellegrine From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2213 posts, RR: 8
Reply 71, posted (10 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1319 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 70):
I'm sure when they have an update to publicize (isn't the announcement about a week overdue now?), someone will post about it, so your appetite for Amy & Co. will be satiated.

I'm sure we will talk about it sir.



oh boy!!!
User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 6628 posts, RR: 3
Reply 72, posted (10 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1257 times:

Quoting AF1624 (Reply 66):
This is outrageous. Utterly ridiculous. Faith in humanity terminally destroyed.

That happened when the Kardashians got their own show, who even knew who they were before it aired?


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Lauryn Hill Goes To Prison For Unpaid Taxes posted Thu May 9 2013 16:22:41 by aaron747
Fisker Car Company On The Rocks - Seeks Partner posted Fri Mar 15 2013 17:14:21 by stasisLAX
Would You Eat At This Restaurant? posted Sat Feb 16 2013 13:28:56 by L0VE2FLY
Going To Dallas For Company Training posted Thu Jan 31 2013 16:00:19 by zippyjet
Google Goes To North Korea - Is This OK? posted Wed Jan 9 2013 02:24:15 by Aaron747
Creating A US Shipping Address - Which Company? posted Tue Dec 25 2012 18:10:37 by todareisinger
Washington Goes Live With Weed Decriminalisation posted Thu Dec 6 2012 12:42:19 by RussianJet
UK Cell Phone Company Recommendations posted Sun Oct 28 2012 03:46:57 by ABQ747
Fiat 500X Mini-SUV Goes After The Mini Countryman posted Wed Oct 10 2012 12:04:22 by stasisLAX
Microsoft VS Apple. Which Is A Bigger Company? posted Fri Jul 20 2012 00:27:53 by United Airline