We've been posting lots of stories on RHU about Amy and Samy Bouzaglo, the monstrous owners of Amy's Baking Company in Phoenix, Arizona. If you don't know who they are right away, they were featured on the TV show Kitchen Nightmares and displayed some of the most shocking and horrendous behavior Gordon Ramsay had ever encountered.
I am a Gordon Ramsay superfan and having watched all of his shows from the beginning ( I can't get enough of Hell's Kitchen and it's so badass to watch him take out complaining custys!) But when I watched him at Amy's Baking Company my mouth was pretty much slack-jawed the entire time. I was stunned that that these two people could be running any kind of business where custys frequent!
“After nearly 100 Kitchen Nightmares, I’ve met two owners who I could not help,” Ramsay said after he walked out of filming the episode in December 2012. “And it wasn’t because I didn’t want to, it’s because they are incapable of listening and in a short period of time, they’ve managed to piss off the community and go through over 100 employees in one year. Samy and Amy continue to blame everyone else, but their biggest problem is themselves. And I know, whatever changes I would have made, they were never going to stick to them and that’s why I’ve decided to do something I’ve never done before. It’s such a shame.”
Israeli-born Samy Bouzaglo spent time in jail before coming to the US and he could be facing deportation from the United States in a two-year-long immigration case. According to reports, his legal woes may be linked to his past criminal history involving drug distribution, threats and extortion. He was even banned from entering both France and Germany, according to an anonymous source who spoke to NBC.
Amy spent 14 months in federal prison having pled guilty to misusing a Social Security number when she applied for a $15,000 bank loan back in 2003. She was known as Amanda Bossingham then (okay - that is just FUCKING FUNNY! Bossingham? The only better name would be Bitchingham!)
And then we've all seen what they did on TV to their employees and custys!
Such lovely people!
I was BEYOND thrilled to see their grand re-opening was a flop. They hired a bunch of security guards (photo above) and only a handful of custys showed up - probably friends. One was a local food blogger who claimed his food was good (of course it was! he was the only blogger allowed inside!)
A few days later the public relations company that starting working with Amy's said that it was calling it quits after only five days, citing "differences on public relations strategies." It was no longer representing the restaurant after the grand reopening on Tuesday.
And today I brought my bony hands together in thunderous applause when I heard FOX forbid them from having a public press conference talking about the alledged hacking and the episode. It was canceled after lawyers representing the production company behind "Kitchen Nightmares" notified Mr. and Mrs. Douchebag they were forbidden from talking about their experience on the show without prior approval from Upper Ground and Fox — unless they wanted to pay up.
Hahahaha! Sweet justice!
Can't they just crawl back into the sewer and go away? Maybe they could open up a cafe for the roaches and rats...
If you just can't get enough of this insane story like myself, Radar Online has a million posts about it: http://radaronline.com/?s=amy%27s+baking+company&submit=Go