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    Amy's Baking Company

    Has anyone been reading about this today?

    They were on Kitchen Nightmares on Friday and the internet blew up as the owners went bat**** crazy on Facebook, Reddit, and Yelp yesterday and today.

    It started with this:

    Watch Gordon Ramsay Give Up on Delusional Restaurant Owners in Kitchen Nightmares - Video Interlude - Eater National

    Summary of social media meltdown:

    How Not To React To Internet Criticism: The Epic Facebook Meltdown Of Amy?s Baking Company ? Consumerist

    Here is their Facebook page which still has all of the juicy bits as of 5:30 on 5/14/2013.

    https://www.facebook.com/amysbakingco

    There are plenty of screen grabs floating around the interwebs in case they get a clue and clean up their Facebook page. Any of our AZ OC'ers been to this place and have a juicy story?

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    I watched the last 10 minutes of that episode on television. The owners were, in fact, batshizz.

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    I was in there last Fall but it wasn't as EPIC as the latest, just crappy food and even crappier service both of which I can get at home so I have no motivation to return there.

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    Wow, I just don't see how a small business owner can be this tone deaf towards running a restaurant and expect to stay in business. The meltdown is hilarious but sure to keep paying customers away, at least in the long run. I'd like to meet Amy and Sammy for sheer entertainment though. I don't watch Kitchen Nightmares but I'll have to keep an eye out for the rerun.

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    Anybody else notice that the percentage of crazy goes up in owners of small business. The craziest bosses I've ever had were all small business. Just too nuts to get on anywhere else so the only option they got is to start a business. Oh, I've had some good bosses at small businesses too, but it's like they say: Those who can, do. Those who can't start their own business.

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    One of my friends is trying to get down there this weekend since he lives in town. He's a big MMA dork that likes getting punched in the head, so it could interesting.

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    Amy's Baking Company

    Wow. Thanks for posting this up. We have the show recorded at home and will watch it tonight.


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    I gotta say that this social media meltdown trumps the ones I've witnessed here on mtbr, though there were some priceless ones here, too.

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    I watched the episode on Kitchen Nightmares last week. Ramsay had a full plate with that train wreck!

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    " He left... Because he knows we don't need him."


    that's a crap load of delusional..
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    Wow. That is one serious meltdown that most likely ruined it for their business. The Facebook page is great.
    "We can always find excuses if we want to find them, but if we really want to do something, we have to just go."

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    Amy's Baking Company

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    104% chance she has her own reality show this time next month.
    Good call. Reality TV always makes the dregs of society into big stars.


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    She definitely married him for the money. After this show aired some guys did some research and found out she was actually in large debt before marrying this guy and went to lengths of changing her name/identity in hopes to evade it.

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    Amy's Baking Company

    She has even done time in prison for a Social Security number scam.


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    Episode was pretty good, owners were nuts.

    Is it just me though? That Bleu Ribbon burger looked pretty good. It may have been over sauced with the aioli and the truffle oil, but Im ok when burgers juice out in my hands...mmmmm sooooooo good.

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    "I AM WONDER WOMAN. I AM A GREAT CHEF, A GREAT WIFE, AND A GREAT MOM TO MY KIDS. AND WE WILL BE PARENTS TO A HUMAN KID, ONE DAY TO. WE WILL SHOW ALL OF YOU."

    mwah haaa haaaa!!! I love it. she will be a parent to a human child! I actually thought they were dad and daughter. Ooops. I love the all caps. Who does that?

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    Ha ha, I saw that episode. I thought that burger looked pretty good too, minus the drippy bun.

    What kind of a moron gets an opportunity to have Ramsay come in, train your people, upgrade your equipment, and then throws it away? The kind that own Amy's Baking Company.

    The episode started with her telling Chef how she melted down on Yelp due to a bad review.
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    I guess they expected him to tell them that they are perfect and the only reason their restaurant is failing is that all those ungrateful wretches in the general public simply fail to recognize their greatness.



    This article's got some updates that're good for some lulz as well.
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    Don't worry, they'll be out of business soon enough. I read an article called "the secrets the reality shows don't tell you" (or something like that), and one of them was that almost all of the restaurants featured on Kitchen Nightmares fail anyway. Of the 20-something restaurants featured in the first two seasons, only two were still open a year later. The restaurant business is hard as it is, and these restaurants are on the show because they are already in trouble. A dining room makeover and some new appliances aren't going to help if the owners are bad at business to begin with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skullcap View Post
    I guess they expected him to tell them that they are perfect and the only reason their restaurant is failing is that all those ungrateful wretches in the general public simply fail to recognize their greatness.



    This article's got some updates that're good for some lulz as well.
    I'm really offended that they would suggest that us well-meaning thoughtful posters are trolls.

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    Their new 'Clean' Facebook page has been taken down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtality View Post
    Their new 'Clean' Facebook page has been taken down.
    She seems to have an impulse control problem and can't stop losing it and berating people. She should probably stay off the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    She seems to have an impulse control problem and can't stop losing it and berating people. She should probably stay off the internet.
    Hopefully she won't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    She should probably stay off the internet.
    She should probably stay in bed......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbucket View Post
    She should probably stay in bed......
    She should get in my bed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtality View Post
    She should get in my bed.
    Her crazy eyes says Lorena Bobbitt to me.

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    It seems like she has enough crazy in her to keep Tones entertained.
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    Amy's Baking Company

    This place reminds me of Miranda Lambert's Mama's Broken Heart song.
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    Amy's husband Samy is no prize either... taking the waitstaff tips. He wanted to fight the customers and Gordon, saying "I am the gangster, not you!"
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    she's setting up a new fb page every day.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Offic...56038571106822

    This is from yesterday.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amys-...923625?fref=ts

    The funny thing is in the second page, she says that Gordon physically slaps and punches them and she has a screenshot "as proof." He's just standing there talking with his hands up. hahaha.

    She's a nutter.

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    Wow, just watched a clip where they were berating customers. Is it possible that this could be real? Seems way too over the top ... I'm a bit skeptical. But wow ...
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    Here's a few recent posts by Amy on the new FB page:

    YES we are working and open today and we have a friend helping us on the page to ban the reddits and YELPers. So keep posting, you will eventually be GONE! God is ALWAYS on our side and it shows today because business is GREAT!

    HATERS won't bring us down! We are stopping everyone from posting vicious messages here! We are only allowing POSITIVE COMMENTS so go away if you don't have anything NICE TO SAY
    Amy & Samy

    Nice to see that they will only listen to the positive feedback and with god on their side how can they lose?!

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    Well I always heard God loves an idiot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nwbikur View Post
    Here's a few recent posts by Amy on the new FB page:

    YES we are working and open today and we have a friend helping us on the page to ban the reddits and YELPers. So keep posting, you will eventually be GONE! God is ALWAYS on our side and it shows today because business is GREAT!

    HATERS won't bring us down! We are stopping everyone from posting vicious messages here! We are only allowing POSITIVE COMMENTS so go away if you don't have anything NICE TO SAY
    Amy & Samy

    Nice to see that they will only listen to the positive feedback and with god on their side how can they lose?!
    Here is her explanation for why she is stealing her waitstaff's tips:
    "Servers in European countries are paid by the hour NOT TIPPED!!! Why is it stealing for us to take the tips for OUR HARD WORK but its perfectly okay for Europeans to do it?!"

    I'll pay somebody to break into her house to steal her caps lock button.

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    They must be on a mission from god.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Here is her explanation for why she is stealing her waitstaff's tips:
    "Servers in European countries are paid by the hour NOT TIPPED!!! Why is it stealing for us to take the tips for OUR HARD WORK but its perfectly okay for Europeans to do it?!"
    Wow, the level of denial is unbelievable.

    I'll pay somebody to break into her house to steal her caps lock button.
    LOL, I WAS THINKING THE SAME THING!

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    Amy's Baking Company

    I wonder how much Samy paid to have Amy shipped over from mother Russia to be his wife.
    This woman is the definition of bat$&1@ crazy. That position was previously held by former Auburn football assistant coach Gus Malzahn's wife.

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    I'd like to take up a collection to get one of our AZ bros to go in and drop a stinky load on a table. Maybe we can get enough to make sure they can make bail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Here is her explanation for why she is stealing her waitstaff's tips:
    "Servers in European countries are paid by the hour NOT TIPPED!!! Why is it stealing for us to take the tips for OUR HARD WORK but its perfectly okay for Europeans to do it?!"

    I'll pay somebody to break into her house to steal her caps lock button.
    That's hilarious since I saw a post of hers where she wrote that "reselling" packaged food is the American way, and that's why they lied to Ramsay about their food being fresh - he's European so he wouldn't understand.

    She not only talks out of both sides of her mouth, she talks on both sides of the Atlantic ocean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clownshoes View Post
    I wonder how much Samy paid to have Amy shipped over from mother Russia to be his wife.
    This woman is the definition of bat$&1@ crazy. That position was previously held by former Auburn football assistant coach Gus Malzahn's wife.
    She's not crazy! She sez so!

    "All this hate is because I am a Woman!!! The patriarchy of male chefs hates the fact that a strong woman like myself can cook such perfect food that they have to spread lies and falsify and edit a TV show to make me look crazy! I AM NOT CRAZY! I'M A WOMAN!"


    She's giving us wimmin a bad rep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    She's giving us wimmin a bad rep.
    as if y'all needed any help with that
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    You know, the more this woman goes on, the more I'm starting to think that maybe I love her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    I'm really offended that they would suggest that us well-meaning thoughtful posters are trolls.


    Do you think Amy and Samy own a Jeep bike? Because there's just something so entertainingly familiar about this whole situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    she's setting up a new fb page every day.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Offic...56038571106822

    This is from yesterday.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amys-...923625?fref=ts

    The funny thing is in the second page, she says that Gordon physically slaps and punches them and she has a screenshot "as proof." He's just standing there talking with his hands up. hahaha.

    She's a nutter.
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    Amy's husband Samy is no prize either... taking the waitstaff tips. He wanted to fight the customers and Gordon, saying "I am the gangster, not you!"


    Yes, they are together for a reason. The expression "two peas in a pod" comes to mind...







    Absolutely completely bat**** crazy. Both of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skullcap View Post
    Absolutely completely bat**** crazy. Both of them.
    You're telling me Amy's Bat**** Crazy?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    You know, the more this woman goes on, the more I'm starting to think that maybe I love her.
    I hear she is a great cook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottap2003 View Post
    I'd like to take up a collection to get one of our AZ bros to go in and drop a stinky load on a table. Maybe we can get enough to make sure they can make bail.
    I think that's an outstanding idea!

    We should set up an IndieGoGo page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    I AM NOT CRAZY! I'M A WOMAN!"


    First off, thats signature quality right there. It came from girlonbike's post, unedited.

    Secondly, Isn't it one in the same?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    You know, the more this woman goes on, the more I'm starting to think that maybe I love her.
    I'm betting she's lousy at most everything in life. Including in bed. Because everything she does is perfect. In her imagination. Woman has epic fail written all over everything she touches, with her venomous tongue. I'm betting she's massively bi polar and off her meds.

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    I actually watched clip of Gordan when he was having the final conversation with the owners. I've always felt the show was heavily scripted and spliced together for the dramatic effect. The way he held up and gave a final monologue appeared to be very sincere on his part. I found that remarkable. I'm not convinced I could have reacted so calmly.
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