From what I could see on the Nitchen Nightmares episode, Katy was a caring, hard worker and did not deserve the way she was treated by Amy's Baking Company owners Amy and Samy. The hateful greedy scumbags took her tips!
Here's the link to Katy's reddit account where she answers questions to comments.
I've never seen such hateful, disgusting business owners in my entire retail career (these people take their server's tips!!!). I'm a big fan of Kitchen Nightmares and Gordon Ramsay in General and he has helped over 100 restaurants. He had to walk a way from these monsters. The hellhole operated by Amy and Samy Bouzaglo was not savable by him because they are selfish, rude, greedy, nasty people that should not be running any kind of service related business. Now they are reopening the restaurant again! I hope it sinks so far into the earth it reaches hell.
Below is the full Kitchen Nightmares episode if you have not seen it. Your jaw will drop - several times...
Huff Po: It looks like Amy's Baking Company, the restaurant at the center of the "Kitchen Nightmares" season finale brouhaha, is going into damage control mode.
Owners Amy and Samy Bouzaglo have hired PR firm Rose + Moser + Allyn Public and Online Relations and closed down their Scottsdale eatery. But like an ironic phoenix rising from the ashes, it will reopen on May 21 for a "Grand Re-Opening," according to a press release posted to the restaurant's Facebook page.
A portion of the proceeds will go to an unnamed charity "organized to bring awareness to cyber bullying," a not-so-subtle reference to Amy's assertion that the restaurant has been unfairly singled out on the internet.
"We are very upset by what has taken place, apologize about the acrimony that has ensued but now must fight back to save our business," Samy Bouzaglo said in the release. "We hope and believe much good can result from what has transpired. We ask the public to keep an open mind as we begin to tell our side of the story."
According to a Twitter page associated with Jason Rose, a principle at Rose + Moser + Allyn Public and Online Relations, the grand reopening event has already sold out.
The Huffington Post reached out to Mike Saucier, a Rose + Moser + Allyn associate handling the reopening, who was unable to offer more information about the event. However, Saucier said more details would be released to the public later today. We will update the post as needed.
Saucier told HuffPost that Rose + Moser + Allyn has experience with crisis PR cases, which, it would seem to an outside observer, aptly sums up what it faces with Amy's Baking Company.
Huff Po: NEW YORK — A gang of cyber-criminals stole $45 million in a matter of hours by hacking their way into a database of prepaid debit cards and then fanning out around the globe to drain cash machines, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch called it "a massive 21st-century bank heist" and compared its size to the Lufthansa heist in the late 1970s immortalized in the film "Goodfellas." Lynch said the fraudsters had moved with astounding speed to loot financial institutions around the world.
A security analyst said it was the biggest ATM fraud case she had heard of.
Seven people are under arrest in the U.S. in connection with the case, which prosecutors said involved thousands of thefts from ATMs using bogus magnetic swipe cards. The accused ringleader in the U.S. cell, Alberto Yusi Lajud-Pena, was reportedly murdered in the Dominican Republic late last month, prosecutors said. More investigations are ongoing and other arrests have been made in other countries, but prosecutors did not have details.
An indictment unsealed Thursday accused the eight of being members of the New York cell, saying they withdrew $2.8 million in cash from hacked accounts in less than a day. One of the suspects was caught on multiple surveillance cameras, his backpack increasingly loaded down with cash. Others took photos of themselves with giant wads of bills as they made their way up and down Manhattan.
Lynch said the cells would take a cut of the money then launder it through expensive purchases or ship it wholesale to the global ringleaders, but didn't say where they were located. Prosecutors said the scheme involved attacks on two banks, Rakbank, which is in the United Arab Emirates, and the Bank of Muscat in Oman. Hackers obtained debit card data, eliminated withdrawal limits on the accounts, created access codes and then sent a network of operatives fanning out to rapidly withdraw money in multiple cities, authorities said.
Lynch called it a "virtual criminal flash mob." She said they could use any plastic card to withdraw the cash – an old hotel key card or an expired credit card – as long as they had the account data and correct access codes.
There were two separate attacks, one in December and one in February. In the second attack, more than 36,000 transactions were made worldwide and about $40 million was stolen.
Lynch would not say who masterminded the attacks globally, who the hackers are or where they were located, citing an ongoing investigation.
The seven men arrested in New York were U.S. citizens originally from the Dominican Republic, lived in Yonkers and were mostly in their 20s. Lynch said they all knew each other and were recruited together, as were other cells in other countries. They were charged with conspiracy and money laundering. If convicted they face 10 years in prison.
Law enforcement agencies in Japan, Canada, Germany, Romania and 12 other countries have been involved in the investigation, U.S. prosecutors said.
Arrests began in March. Lajud-Pena was found dead with a suitcase full of about $100,000 in cash. The investigation into his death is also continuing separately.
Avivah Litan, an analyst who covers security issues for Gartner Inc., said similar ATM fraud schemes are not uncommon, but the $45 million stolen in this one was at least double the amount involved in previous, known cases. Middle Eastern banks and payment processors are "a bit behind" on security and screening technologies that are supposed to prevent this kind of fraud, but it happens around the world, she said.
"It's a really easy way to turn digits into cash," Litan said.
Some of the fault lies with ubiquitous magnetic stripes on the back of the cards. The rest of the world has largely abandoned cards with magnetic strips in favor ones with built-in chips that are nearly impossible to copy. But because U.S. banks and merchants have stuck to cards with ma Share gnetic stripes, they are still accepted in many places in the world.
In 1978, $5.8 million in cash was stolen from a Lufthansa Airlines vault at Kennedy Airport, a heist masterminded by Jimmy Burke, the inspiration for Robert De Niro's character in "Goodfellas."
CLEVELAND — Three women who went missing separately about a decade ago, when they were in their teens or early 20s, had been tied up but were found alive Monday in a residential area just south of downtown, and three brothers were arrested, police said.
One of the women told a 911 dispatcher the person who had taken her was gone, and she pleaded for police officers to come and get her, saying, "I'm free now."
Cheering crowds gathered Monday night on the street near the home where police said Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight had been held since they went missing and were found earlier in the day.
Police didn't immediately provide any details of how the women were found but said they appeared to be in good health and had been taken to a hospital to be reunited with relatives and to be evaluated. They said a 6-year-old also was found in the home.
On a recorded 911 call Monday, Berry declared, "I'm Amanda Berry. I've been on the news for the last 10 years."
She said she had been taken by someone and begged for police officers to arrive at the home on Cleveland's west side before he returned.
"I've been kidnapped, and I've been missing for 10 years," she told the dispatcher. "And I'm here. I'm free now."
Berry disappeared at age 16 on April 21, 2003, when she called her sister to say she was getting a ride home from her job at a Burger King. DeJesus went missing at age 14 on her way home from school about a year later. They were found just a few miles from where they had gone missing.
Police said Knight went missing in 2002 and is 32 now. They didn't provide current ages for the other two women.
From Huff Po: In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, some Williams-Sonoma stores in the city have pulled pressure cookers off shelves, the company confirmed to The Huffington Post on Thursday.
The decision to temporarily stop selling the cooking device, which is meant to cook food at a high pressure, was not a corporate-wide decision, Chief Marketing Officer Pat Connolly told HuffPost. Connolly said that some managers of stores near the location of the bombing decided to pull the item.
"Some of them had friends and relatives who were impacted by everything," he added.
Pressure cookers were what Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the bombing suspects, used to construct the bombs that killed three and injured more than 200 others on April 15, according to investigators.
Days after the bombing, Nike decided to stop selling a baseball-themed T-shirt emblazoned with the phrase "Boston Massacre."
Similarly, in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Walmart pulled the Bushmaster Patrolman's Carbine M4A3 Rifle off of its website. The rifle is similar to the one reportedly used by Adam Lanza to kill 26 people.
From Huff Po:
Norma Joan Brennan, 79, was on her way to get driver's license restored Thursday when she crashed through the front doors of a Target store in Ocala, Fla., the Associated Press reported.
Brennan's passenger and the owner of the car, Rev. Kevin Holsapple, told police that he was giving her some driving tips in the parking lot when she pressed down on the gas pedal instead of the brake, according to the Ocala Star-Banner.
Brennan had held a driver's license for about 50 years before it was suspended due to a medical condition. On Thursday, Brennan and Holsapple were planning on heading to the driver's license center so she could get her freedom to ride back.
No one was injured in the incident, but Brennan got a citation for driving with a suspend license, and the pastor was cited for allowing an unlicensed driver to drive his vehicle.
Here's another Target crash that happened in Los Angeles in 2012. The driver of this car was a 70 year old woman who confused the gas with the brake. The car did not stop until she landed in the eletronics department. Three people were seriously injured. :
And this crazy custy car crash happened a few weeks ago at walmart:
By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
A man was under arrest in San Jose after a bizarre car crash and attack Sunday at a Walmart.
Police are investigating what motivated the man to drive into the busy store.
“We don’t know if there was an intended target or not,” said Officer Albert Morales, of the San Jose Police Department.
At least four people were injured when the suspect crashed into the Walmart, exited the vehicle, picked up a blunt object from inside the store and began to assault customers, police said.
The man drove a red two-door car between 10 and 20 feet into the store on the east side of the city about 11:15 a.m., Morales said. Authorities have not released the identity of the man.
One of the customers suffered a serious injury and was taken to a local hospital. Three others were treated for non-life-threatening injuries, Morales said.
The man, who is about 30 years old, was arrested after a brief struggle with police. At least 70 people witnessed the crash, Morales said.
The driver made several laps around the store’s parking lot before crashing into the front entrance, witnesses told the San Jose Mercury News. A woman said the driver sideswiped her Honda in the parking lot while she was waiting for a spot.“At first I thought I may have done something to anger him while driving,” said Sharon Kaye, a teacher from San Jose. “But then I realized he was out to get into the store.”The driver was being held in a jail and is receiving mental evaluations and drug tests, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.Source: LA Times
From Huff Po: Maybe she wanted to try the new McWraps?
Donald Jones, 58, is accused of trying to trade McDonald's for sex with a prostitute in Albuquerque, N.M., on Friday night, according to KOB.
The woman, who was not arrested, told investigating officers she planned to fornicate with Jones in exchange for a meal from the home of Happy Meals. Jones was not charged with any prostitution-related charges, but was booked on a drug possession charge.
For more information on how cops caught up to Jones, read more at KOB.com.
Grub Street warns that McDonald's menu items might become currency in the near future:
In a vaguely post-apocalyptic world filled with big-box stores and fast-food franchises, where Tide detergent has supplanted cash as a base unit of the drug trade, is it that much of a stretch to think that an increasing number of people are exchanging sex for Fish McBites and Big Macs?
Grub Street might be on to something. In January, police arrested a woman outside a McDonald's in Burbank, Calif. after she allegedly offered sex to a customer in exchange for his chicken McNuggets.
From Huff Po: Rapper Busta Rhymes allegedly threw a slur-filled tantrum in Miami Beach early Wednesday morning, hurling homophobic names at restaurant employees after his party wasn't allowed to cut in line for a burger.
Stephanie Vitori, the owner of local late-night favorite Cheeseburger Baby, told The Huffington Post the rapper's party became belligerent when the restaurant refused to take their order before others waiting in line -- then Rhymes flew into a rage when condiments were served on the side, calling one server a "fag" and Vitori a "bitch."
"It's degrading," said Vitori, who is gay. "Thirteen years and every celebrity in there, and I've never had a problem."
Vitori said the restaurant was slammed as usual after South Beach clubs let out, but "one of [Rhymes'] crew came in and said, 'Can you take my order first? We're very important people.'"
Cheeseburger Baby employees declined. "It doesn't matter [who you are], it's first come first served," Vitori said.
But despite being served his to-go bag within 10 minutes, Vitori said Rhymes became enraged that his mayonaise, ketchup, salt and pepper were included on the side -- something she said Cheeseburger Baby does as a rule to prevent soggy buns.
According to Vitori, after an employee explained the policy to the 40-year-old rapper, he allegedly screamed, "F*** you, fag! I'm not leaving until I get ketchup, mayo, salt and pepper on my burger," and he began coming over the counter. "F*** you, bitch," he said, turning to Vitori.
Vitori told HuffPost she called police and instructed employees to open Rhymes' mayo and ketchup packets and dress his burger to get him out of the restaurant. He left before Miami Beach Police arrived, but Vitori says she filed a report -- and then had to call police again after a member of Rhymes' party called later to say the rapper would be returning. Officers stayed at the restaurant until staff closed up.
"Over putting ketchup, mayo, salt and pepper on a burger? For real, you can't open up a mayo and ketchup packet?" Vitori said. "It's not right. I'm a gay business owner, and you don't use that term. It's degrading."
Police did not immediately return a request for comment.
Rhymes, whose real name is Trevor Tahiem Smith Jr., has spoken previously in support of gay artists, telling MTV News, "I think the whole world is ready to accept whatever people choose to be in life," when R&B artist Frank Ocean came out.
Rhymes' publicist had no comment at the time of publication.
A waiter comes to Liev Shreiber's aid when paparazzi surrounded him as he was leaving a Santa Monica eatery. A female pap takes a swing at the waiter with her camera and he goes crazy, telling her, "You touch me with that and I'll eat you alive!" LOL Pretty funny coming from a waiter. Although he kept saying it to the pushy bitch over and over, I doubt he'd really eat her. But you never know, give him some A-1 Steak Sauce and he might just chow down on some grilled pap! And Liev was awesome - he got out of his car and attempted to calm them both down. The aggressive pap bitch involved did not work for TMZ.
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