Last Tuesday night curious spectators milled outside Amy’s Baking Company in Scottsdale, Arizona. Security guards and police patrolled the area, staving off reporters and photographers eager to catch a glimpse of the infamous couple.
The restaurant relaunched to guests with reservations only and with a brand new staff. Soon after 5 pm, dinner service began and diners enjoyed their meals as Samy worked the room and posed for photos, while Amy buzzed about in the kitchen.
Rick Potts and Sheryl Hugill (pictured above with Samy) had nothing but praise for the restaurant, according to The Phoenix New Times. “I can’t complain,” raved Potts. “The food was awesome.”
Potts even took to Twitter during the event, live-tweeting, “I must admit, our dinner was a success. No complaints here. We WILL be back.”
Unfortunately, the story doesn’t end here. The news of the grand re-opening comes with a report from AZCentral stating that Samy is facing possible deportation for failing to disclose information about his past to immigration authorities — a past that includes drug and extortion charges and a ban from Germany and France.
He’s not alone. In 2003, his wife Amy pleaded guilty to “misuse of a Social Security number when she applied for a $15,000 bank loan.” In 2008, she spent nearly a year in prison and at the time her name was still “Amanda Bossingham.”
So sit down and grab a beer, because there’s more to come after the break.