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Amy’s Baking Company’s Grand Re-Opening; Co-Owner Samy Faces Deportation

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I want to begin by saying: I cannot make this sh*t up. As Amy’s Baking Company enjoys the apparent success of last night’s “Grand Re-Opening,” co-owner Samy Bouzaglo faces possible deportation.

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.

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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.

H/T AZCentral + PicThx @girlvsplanet

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8 Ways to Lose Friends & Ruin Your Restaurant (Hint: Tell Gordon Ramsay to F*ck Off)

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By now, you’ve probably heard about that insane media meltdown by Amy and Samy Bouzaglo of Amy’s Baking Company Bakery Boutique & Bistro, a restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona. You know, the delusional husband and wife duo who caused Gordon Ramsay to walk off set during a taping of Kitchen Nightmares.

If you haven’t, here’s a quick recap: After the KN episode aired last Friday, the couple received an outpour of internet criticism for their outlandish behavior towards their customers and employees. As Yelpers and Redditors put Amy and Samy on blast for all the internet to see, the couple took to the restaurant’s Facebook page to defend themselves.

To put it lightly, things escalated from zero to posting “FUCK REDDITS, FUCK YELP AND FUCK ALL OF YOU. BRING IT. WE WILL FIGHT BACK.” It was a magnificent social media hotmess. It was an unbridled and impressive use of caps lock. Yet in the end, Amy and Samy’s desperate attempt to save face failed miserably.

Which brings us to our handy list of “8 Ways to Lose Friends & Ruin Your Restaurant.” In case you ever want to  crash and burn your joint in an extraordinary flame of internet fury, just take a page from the Bouzaglos:

 

1. After verbally and physically threatening a customer, make sure to demand they still pay for their uneaten pizza. It’s a simple courtesy and if they refuse, ring up the popo for help. That, or call said customer a “weenie.”

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2. When the moment’s right, tell Gordon Ramsay to F*ck Off on national television

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3. Make sure the public knows that your food is just as good as Walmart’s

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4. Try to play Reddit God. Remember, ALL CAPS

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5. Do a really bad job at stealing other bakeries’ stock photos

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6. Serve delicious ravioli to a 3-time felon, then chase him out of your restaurant with a knife

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7. Impersonate a cat

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8. Deny, Deny, Deny

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H/T Eater + PicThx Buzzfeed, Yelp, FB