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(Huffington Post)   Restaurant owners claim their Facebook account was "hacked" to explain the torrent of ALL CAPS posts defending themselves from "haters" and "trolls" after appearing on Kitchen Nightmares. Don't worry, the internet totally buys your story   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 220
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2013-05-15 01:34:01 PM  
16 votes:
This was by far the strangest episode I've ever seen.  I would like to know if there were any other factors that lead to Gordon leaving...like the speculation on Reddit about the place being a front for money laundering (see below).


As I stated in another TFD thread concerning the "hacking":

The consequences will never be the same once the Cyber Police get involved in back tracing the alleged hacking.


Also, reposting from a thread on Reddit, a guy makes a pretty interesting point about this place being a front for money laundering:

1. If this place isn't a money laundering operation, I don't know what is.

2. Sammy screamed 'Don't call the police'. This was one of the only things he really stood up to his wife on. I think Sammy is involved in serious criminal shiat and he doesn't want Johnny Law to come poking around and causing any disruptions to the money losing business here. I'm not sure if the fact that they don't trust anyone else to run the place has anything to do with that, or whether they're just nuts. If they were smarter, I feel like they could let it run itself. See point #4 for a possible reason for that.

3. The place is clearly hemorrhaging money. All those fresh veggies come at a huge premium in Arizona and no one is buying them since no one eats there. This is a tactic to inflate food costs and make the on-the-books profits (from crime) a bit more believable. You have high prices and 'quality ingredients' and on its face, it looks like a classy place dealing in high-quality, high-margin food that's doing very, very well. In reality, they're buying top-dollar with dirty money and selling nothing.

4. Putting all of that money into the facilities, kitchen equipment and the dining area is a way to build tangible equity in a property, paid for by dirty money, of course. This is similar to how house flipping has become the new Las Vegas for cleaning dirty money. Even if you put 100k of criminal money into a house and sell it for 80k, you still made 80k in clean money (and the write off for the business loss - more clean money). And what you ask is Sammi's other 'legitimate' business enterprise? Custom home building. Same farking principle: Build equity in something tangible with dirty money, sell it (at a loss or profit, who gives a fark) and money comes clean out the other side.

5. The compensation structure for servers is just another money cleaning tactic. The money from tips never hits the books. It's pocketed immediately and spent on gas, food, clothes etc. All the sorts of stuff that is bought in a day that isn't traced and is used up (burned, eaten, thrown out etc.) when it's done. You keep the clean, un-traceable cash coming in (tips), and then pay out more money in wages to lose money so that the money that comes in from crime doesn't make the place look TOO profitable. If they weren't so wretched and money hungry they would just let the girls work on tips like most people, but they're so narcissistic, deluded and downright evil that they think they're entitled to it and don't know when to stop.

6. They are mean to people because well, they're nuts, but also because Sammy doesn't actually give much of a fark if many people come in or not. If a few quiet, agreeable customers come in and eat, so be it. For Sammy, this place is an annoyance. He hates being there and knows it's a waste of his legitimate criminal time to have to deal with it. He was just stupid and married a crazy 'trophy wife' who thinks she can cook and the less he has to do in a day in terms of dealing with angry customers, the better. Hell, he might have married her BECAUSE he thought she was stupid enough to believe she's making money when no one comes in. To me that's why a lot of that bad food is just thrown away; otherwise she gets crazy and causes more disruptions to the fence.

7. Ever wonder why he doesn't know how to use the POS system, but insists on using it? Because one day one of those girls is going to see ALL of these tables and checks listed on there that never actually came in, and then she'll ask why. Since she knows more about the system than he, she won't buy the lie he tells her. I wouldn't be surprised if that's a small part of the reason for the staff turnover: They don't want anyone knowing too much.
8. Because the thing is, at the end of the day, he can just make up checks and bills and act like all these customers came in and paid them lots of money for food, but just as long as the place isn't completely empty all the time and then reporting big profits, there shouldn't be any huge red flags so as long as the taxes keep coming into the IRS and the place keeps a quiet reputation. But SOMEBODY just had to call Ramsey and blow the whole cover....

Points 9-12 added by another user

9. EDIT: Everyone is asking how I reconcile them going on tv for help. ______________________

10. Remember, Amy thinks her problem is not her food, their shared attitude, their sparse staff or her creepy eyes. It's internet haters. That's it. She is perfect in every way. She feels the downturn in her business is due solely to bad publicity. For people with such grandiose self-images, the only way to deal with this would be to go to the very top and have the biggest chef in the world come and say that their food is amazing. Bad publicity problem solved. Note too, those awesome desserts she fed Ramsey, that he really liked, were all store bought. But she claimed they were hers. She does not care about the food in that sense, as she's willing to lie about that as the first step to the good publicity that she thinks is the silver bullet to fixing what she feels to be unjustifiably tarnished public image.

11. From Sammy's perspective, I think he's willing to take the small risk of having the cover blown on any laundering operation to sustain a good front and, like his wife, to try to, in his mind, restore the deservedly good reputation the place should rightly have. If he can somehow appease his wife, who I believe has him convinced she can cook, and keep the restaurant full so he doesn't need to butcher the receipts so much, he might be able to stop doing shady shiat altogether or at least have a better front. Then, if the restaurant is running well, he can leave it for someone else to operate and he can stay home and watch Scarface 50 times.

12. Essentially, I think HIS willingness to take this risk is rooted in their shared delusions about their own self values and they are willing to take the most drastic of measures to keep them as high as possible.
2013-05-15 01:31:30 PM  
14 votes:
It was so nice of that hacker to delete hundreds of negative comments and everything pertaining to them stealing from other sites all of the dessert images posted on their FB page and their website while the shiatstorm and allcaps postings were going down.......until the flood of comments became too much for them to handle.

He also didn't change their password or password recovery options so they were able to log in the next day (after sobering up) and immediately delete all the offending posts.


What a considerate hacker.
2013-05-15 12:44:09 PM  
8 votes:
What I liked is that ALL their social media accounts got hacked

/at exactly the same time
2013-05-15 12:10:20 PM  
7 votes:
Their Facebook feed shows them using the same words in 2011, so unless the hackers imitated their shiatty spelling and typing, then I doubt it.
2013-05-15 01:28:54 PM  
6 votes:

error 303: Though the Kitchen Nightmares clips I saw seemed to validate the fact that this woman was, in fact, that crazy, I would actually believe there was some hacking involved given the couple of comments were there was just a "meow" thrown in at the end...

But who knows?


If you watched the episode she (Amy) mentions that she speaks 'cat' and has a different voice for talking to each of her (4) kids (cats). She also stated that she only wanted Gordon to visit to tell everyone how great her food was, that she was an awesome chef and anyone who complained was a 'hater'. The only thing Gordon liked, food wise, was the cakes....which it turns out the purchase elsewhere and repackage. The husband must be insanely rich and she must suck great dick....otherwise I can not see how anyone would want to be with either of them.
2013-05-15 04:07:52 PM  
5 votes:
"Can I show you hundreds of reviews, that we didn't write, from people that support us!"

Usually when you have to say "that we didn't write" that means "we wrote them."
2013-05-15 01:58:48 PM  
5 votes:
The folks explain all of the bat shiat crazy that is coming out of the AZ politicians.  It is scary to think that those farkers are actually representing their constituents.
2013-05-15 01:56:50 PM  
5 votes:
someone left this comment on the companies fb page

If you sold a grilled cheese called Amy and Samy's meltdown, it would be epic!
2013-05-15 01:32:29 PM  
5 votes:
I only recently got into Gordon Ramsey, and I farking saw this episode. Hoooooly shiat. People tend to abuse terms like 'narcissist' and 'sociopath' ... and really this episode brings to the forefront exactly what those things are.

I imagine /b and other lulz'ers are predominantly upset not that these two are utter asshats, but that they brazenly steal their employees tips. And said, on camera, that they do not deserve their tips. Their food is shiat, they treat the customers like crap...and when the customers are bailing they feel bad for the wait staff who are clearly trying under horrible conditions. So they leave them a nice tip.

Which they steal.

They are both such awful human beings that really, I'm enjoying watching the internet kick the shiat out of them.

CRAZY AMY
2013-05-15 01:29:52 PM  
5 votes:
I watched this episode the other night and could not get over how pompous these two are.  Turns out she was in jail at one time for ID theft, he was at one time a two bit mobster.  They steal tips from their house staff and resell merchandise to claim as their own.  What a bunch of business hacks.
2013-05-15 01:11:39 PM  
5 votes:
Just to let ya'll know, my fark account has been hacked. I'm not the one responsible for all the ignorant shiat I have posted here for the past eleven years.
2013-05-15 01:05:03 PM  
5 votes:
Well, if they were hacked, the hackers did an amazing job or mimicking the crazy coming out of their mouths during the show and posts made to the Facebook for the last year..
2013-05-15 03:42:24 PM  
4 votes:

Mr. Cat Poop: Prank Call of Cthulhu: I do have to admit, though, that despite the fact that Amy is a thoroughly loathsome human being--and it pains me to say this--she is kinda hot. With that level of crazy, I bet she's an absolute force of nature between the sheets.

The guy is afraid to tell his wife that customers hate her food, and he is obviously hemorrhaging money to keep the store open to make her happy. If it's not a money laundering thing then she must be some kind of super nasty in the sex department. His whole keeping the tips and not letting anyone use the POS system makes me think laundering, but her whole thing of thinking she's amazing at everything and will do crazy shiat to prove it has me leaning towards sex fiend.

I knew those cakes were not hers immediately when I saw them, and I am not a foodie by any means. Ramsay must have known she was full of shiat.

This could be more epic than the video game controller guy.


He knew she didn't make them as soon as he saw her kitchen....Honestly, most restaurants get their desserts pre-made. Her fault was claiming that she made them herself, which is dishonest.
2013-05-15 03:28:27 PM  
4 votes:
If she's a trophy wife, it must be an 8th place trophy. I can't believe anyone can wear that much eyeliner without actually serving as Batman's sidekick.
2013-05-15 02:07:23 PM  
4 votes:

namegoeshere: Prank Call of Cthulhu: I do have to admit, though, that despite the fact that Amy is a thoroughly loathsome human being--and it pains me to say this--she is kinda hot. With that level of crazy, I bet she's an absolute force of nature between the sheets.

Yes but when you were done she'd cut off your penis with a cake knife and eat your soul.


No, she'd have someone else cut it off, then just claim she did it.
2013-05-15 01:33:29 PM  
4 votes:

Somaticasual: In fairness, the speech patterns were totally different. Her angry post on yelp, though idiotic, was at least well articulated and reasoned (even if douchey). The all caps posts were what you'd expect from a mentally-handicapped /B/ hacker doing it for the lulz. Most people don't drop that many IQ points when they're angry..


I just thought sometimes the husband was typing, and sometimes the wife was.
2013-05-15 01:30:12 PM  
4 votes:
Never stick your fork in crazy.
2013-05-16 12:23:42 AM  
3 votes:
I don't watch reality shows, but I went ahead and watched this one. It gave me flashbacks to my ex. Amy is definitely crazier and more delusional than my ex, but it's the same sort of behavior (luckily, without the religious self-righteousness.) I know what it's like to be in that situation.

Action - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Response
Offer minor criticism                          Total denial, building up to outrage and full-blown argument
Point out a misdeed                          Indignant fury, roundabout misdirection, impossible/unlikely excuses
Ask a question                                  25% chance of being construed as "snotty" or "insulting". See previous.
Try to help out                                  45% chance of being refused because of some unknown, secret reason.
Actually do help out                          75% chance of being told you're doing it wrong/being insulted.
Offer a compliment                           50/50 split: Freak out due to paranoid misinterpretation or gloating.
Make a positive suggestion              Smug, disdainful smirk with dismissive right-eye squint.
Deliver glowing praise                      Smug, self-satisfied smirk with "vindicated chin elevation."
Prove you're right                             Near-tearful, angry meltdown followed by frustrated, dramatic walk-out.

I honestly don't know if I'll be able to sleep tonight after watching that, and I  completely understandwhy Samy didn't like to tell Amy when a customer had a criticism or complaint, and why he chose to defend her when he knew she was completely wrong...  He's afraid of her, too. It's safer to spare her the bad news and side with her when she gets any.

A person like that... Well, let me just put it this way:

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2013-05-15 11:10:17 PM  
3 votes:

Deathfrogg: The My Little Pony Killer: Here's the totes awesome Greek restaurant whose owners were too stupid to keep their food refrigerated.

I'll have you know that the crew that came in to set up the filming for the show shut the power off for two days to the whole restaurant in the course of setting up for the shoot and then made a huge showing of the spoiled food in the cooler. They spoiled about $2500 worth of meat and prepped sauces. I know Peter VERY well and have for close to 22 years now. His sister was a good friend of mine. RIP Kat.

Yeah, he can be a son of a biatch in the kitchen, but they make the best Calamari in Seattle. They do some amazing shiat in a kitchen that isn't much bigger than a phone booth. I have yet to meet a real Greek who has anything negative to say about the food in that place. Their waitstaff tends to stick around for years, and no, it isn't just his family. Bear in mind his food costs have nearly tripled in the last 10 years and the health insurance package they used to offer is nearly 10 times what it was in the late 1990s while he's not raised his prices much. His restaurant survived when so many others in the area went under in the mid 2000s.

So, you're pretty much full of shiat.


No, the RESTAURANT OWNERS WHO AGREED TO HAVING THEIR STUFF TURNED OFF spoiled the food.

They could have just as easily told Ramsay and his crew to rent generators if they needed the power.  They cannot honestly MAKE THE DECISION TO TURN OFF THEIR OWN REFRIGERATORS and then have the gall to turn around and blame that on somebody else.

I would not go within spitting distance of that restaurant.  What a bunch of disgusting, stupid pigs.
2013-05-15 04:32:59 PM  
3 votes:

xaks: I've worked in a couple of commercial kitchens (years ago, but still) and I can say this. In order to be successful in a private, non-chain type restaurant, ESPECIALLY if you're a chef, you need to be at least a LITTLE crazy (or at least insane) in order to pull it off long-term


I've worked in many restaurants with many chefs.  They may have been crazy but they are not stupid, which seems to be a large part of the problem here.

I have nothing but contempt towards those who abuse their staff, especially when their staff is kids who are easy to bully.  Fark these people.  Them losing their business would be delicious schadenfreude.
2013-05-15 04:10:48 PM  
3 votes:
Volume is TERRIBLE (low, like someone recorded it with a phone) but this was on the news in 2010 regarding the Yelp reviews. Just for those who thought maybe it was an act of some kind.

Newp, they're nuts.


Uploaded on  Aug 3, 2010

Amy Bouzaglo of Amy's Baking Company on the news regarding a Yelp review.
2013-05-15 03:39:33 PM  
3 votes:

Orange-Pippin: [i.imgur.com image 456x186]

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I get kind of a Kate Gosselin vibe from her...  she wants to be the center of attention at all times.. .but she's such a 'victim' of circumstance... why won't all these people just leave her alone... hey where are all the cameras? why aren't you taking my picture and talking about me on tv?  did I mention how much god has blessed me in the last 5 minutes?

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2013-05-15 03:36:01 PM  
3 votes:

Mr. Cat Poop: Prank Call of Cthulhu: I do have to admit, though, that despite the fact that Amy is a thoroughly loathsome human being--and it pains me to say this--she is kinda hot. With that level of crazy, I bet she's an absolute force of nature between the sheets.

The guy is afraid to tell his wife that customers hate her food, and he is obviously hemorrhaging money to keep the store open to make her happy. If it's not a money laundering thing then she must be some kind of super nasty in the sex department. His whole keeping the tips and not letting anyone use the POS system makes me think laundering, but her whole thing of thinking she's amazing at everything and will do crazy shiat to prove it has me leaning towards sex fiend.

I knew those cakes were not hers immediately when I saw them, and I am not a foodie by any means. Ramsay must have known she was full of shiat.

This could be more epic than the video game controller guy.


Nah, I don't see her doing the tearful backpedal apology when the death threats come rolling in.  She's more like the dipshiat neighbor who paraded a coffin in front of the girl dying from MS.
2013-05-15 02:52:58 PM  
3 votes:

Sofa King Smart: I was not up to date on this subject... but saw this on Yahoo (includes video of the show) and screen shots of some of the social media 'hacks'... cough, cough, samy...  epic douchebaggery.

bonus... they claim that Samy used to be like a Hugh Hefner (only better)... until he met Amy and then he gave that all up for her (she prayed for him to come into her life and GOD delivered him to her!!!)  very religious... right up til you complain about anything... the food.. .the wait for the food...  then it's 'fark you! get the hell out of my restaurant and don't come back!' and 'fark reddit' and 'fark yelp' and 'fark all the 'haters' who are just trying to hurt us....  pathetic.



Good God, did you see this quote from the Yahoo link:

"I saw the show and I like the way the do not give the tips to the help, because that will help them to pull themselves up by their bootstraps!!" wrote Jim Donaldson on Facebook. "With God's love anything is possible!"

What an asshole.

I was a waitress off and on for years, more recently in my 30s to pay for a divorce. I notice her bullied staff are teenaged girls.  A grown woman would knock that psycho, Simpsons-character-looking biatch on her ass.
2013-05-15 02:22:23 PM  
3 votes:

Prank Call of Cthulhu: I do have to admit, though, that despite the fact that Amy is a thoroughly loathsome human being--and it pains me to say this--she is kinda hot. With that level of crazy, I bet she's an absolute force of nature between the sheets.


She's coo-coo for Jesus Puffs. It would be like f*cking a chilled salmon.
2013-05-15 02:05:22 PM  
3 votes:

Prank Call of Cthulhu: I do have to admit, though, that despite the fact that Amy is a thoroughly loathsome human being--and it pains me to say this--she is kinda hot. With that level of crazy, I bet she's an absolute force of nature between the sheets.


Yes but when you were done she'd cut off your penis with a cake knife and eat your soul.
2013-05-15 01:47:23 PM  
3 votes:

Bf+: I kept telling myself that these were actors; That they were hoping for a SoupNazi-like reputation for their resaurant, and maybe even a reality TV show.  No one can be that much of a biatch and no one has that fake an accent.  Sure, there may exist some people with such pathological avoidance issues as this, but there's no way they could operate a restaurant.  I'm still not sure.  Poe's law, maybe, but there is no way to generate more of an internet scandal/meme than exactly what they are doing.

On the other hand, there are for more mentally ill people than there are actors this convincing.


The difference between them and the Soup Nazi is that his soup was so good it was worth dealing with his attitude.

They've got a Soup Nazi attitude without the actual soup to back it up.
2013-05-15 01:37:37 PM  
3 votes:

impaler


Filing false police reports is crime, is it not?


Yes, but "lying about filing a police report" isn't the same thing.
2013-05-15 01:37:25 PM  
3 votes:

MatrixOutsider: TheSwizz: I usually watch Kitchen Nightmares on Netflix to kill time.  I may have to locate this one for immediate viewing.

Believe me, you will want to pay close attention to every word that psychotic biatch says. It is that entertaining. They made a tough guy like Ramsey look like a wimp.


I don't know if he looked like a wimp.  Confused?  Yeah.  I mean, what do you do with delusional people like that?

Seriously.  Every time either the crazy lady or her husband opened their mouths, you just had to stop and wonder how people like this manage to survive when they're just that terminally stupid or locked in denial.  It was an amazing episode, and I'm astounded that they're still in business.  I can't imagine why anyone would work there if they're not bucking for a wrongful termination case or something, and I sure as hell can't imagine why anyone would even think about eating there.
2013-05-15 01:31:43 PM  
3 votes:
i.huffpost.com

Filing false police reports is crime, is it not?

/can't wait for the "update" on this story.
2013-05-15 01:30:06 PM  
3 votes:

cookiefleck: The only thing Ramsay liked were her baked goods and it turns out that she doesn't make those, she has them delivered from other bakeries.


I missed that. Did they say that in the show?

This was the greatest episode of Kitchen Nightmares ever. Meow, meow, meow.
2013-05-15 01:28:48 PM  
3 votes:
I didn't realize that the FBI had time to look into PR blunders on an epic scale.

/Saw the episode
//Jaw was dropped during the last half of the stupefying self-delusion of these people.
2013-05-15 01:24:29 PM  
3 votes:
The only thing Ramsay liked were her baked goods and it turns out that she doesn't make those, she has them delivered from other bakeries.
2013-05-15 01:08:53 PM  
3 votes:
Mustafa and borderline Barbie are the gift that keeps on giving
2013-05-16 12:34:01 PM  
2 votes:

impaler: RobSeace: [consumermediallc.files.wordpress.com image 610x344]

I love this one the best...

I wonder what prompted the "slutty biatches" comment


I'm guessing it was somehow related to their apparent anti-abortion stance, and some people probably criticized them for that, and of course, to people like that, anyone who isn't rabidly anti-abortion must be a "slut"! Though, it looks like this particular person they replied to was just a random bystander who got caught up in their insane rage, and didn't actually say anything to incite them at all... I'm guessing they've lost at least one potential new customer there, anyway...
2013-05-16 02:14:05 AM  
2 votes:

Deathfrogg: The My Little Pony Killer: Here's the totes awesome Greek restaurant whose owners were too stupid to keep their food refrigerated.

I'll have you know that the crew that came in to set up the filming for the show shut the power off for two days to the whole restaurant in the course of setting up for the shoot and then made a huge showing of the spoiled food in the cooler. They spoiled about $2500 worth of meat and prepped sauces. I know Peter VERY well and have for close to 22 years now. His sister was a good friend of mine. RIP Kat.

Yeah, he can be a son of a biatch in the kitchen, but they make the best Calamari in Seattle. They do some amazing shiat in a kitchen that isn't much bigger than a phone booth. I have yet to meet a real Greek who has anything negative to say about the food in that place. Their waitstaff tends to stick around for years, and no, it isn't just his family. Bear in mind his food costs have nearly tripled in the last 10 years and the health insurance package they used to offer is nearly 10 times what it was in the late 1990s while he's not raised his prices much. His restaurant survived when so many others in the area went under in the mid 2000s.

So, you're pretty much full of shiat.


Burned by being so desperate for publicity, then.  If his food really was that good, he wouldn't need to have invited a rockstar chef to fark everything up and make a spectacle.
2013-05-16 01:56:47 AM  
2 votes:

bborchar: It gets even better.  Now they have announced (via a public relations person) that there is going to be a grand relaunch of the restaurant on May 21, where they will give a press conference.  They want to tell "their side of the story", and they also want people to come out and tell them how good their food is and how bad Ramsey and the internet haters are.

Sounds like a blast.


There needs to be a live Fark thread when that airs.  Seriously.
2013-05-16 12:28:38 AM  
2 votes:
You know, I normally don't like Gordon Ramsay.  But the way he treated that waitress with dignity and respect, and making a point to personally hand her the tip in front of the owners...yeah, he gets a pass.
2013-05-15 10:51:27 PM  
2 votes:
Now that I've watched the show in its entirety all I can say is fark Amy and Samy, what a couple of pretentious douchebags.
If they act like that to people they need (customers) then I can only imagine their attitudes with people on a daily basis outside the restaurant.
I don't wish their business to just fold, but fold HARD.
I also hope something happens where they are forced to retroactively reimburse ALL the tips they illegally withheld and get some punishment for that.
And perhaps look up the skeletons in Gangster Samy's closet and send Crazy Amy to the nuthouse.
Those are two pathetic people. Next time I'm near Scottsdale I hope to drive by there and see that it closed down.
2013-05-15 10:29:13 PM  
2 votes:
Dear guy who goes to Yanni's (sorry too lazy to find you in the thread). I saw that episode. And I thought that family was actually pretty cool. I think most people get the overblown nature of the 'reality show'. It was one of the places I googled immediately after watching to see how they were doing. I'm almost ALWAYS rooting for the place I'm watching, and the people I'm watching.

But seriously if they're claiming the fridge bullshiat, that's the lies they're telling people in the neighborhood so they don't get freaked out. I'm totally willing to believe they would NEVER have served that spoiled food. But that shiat didn't spoil overnight. You unplug a fridge, ESPECIALLY one of those industrial ones...shiat stays cold and fresh enough to use for 24 hours, easy. But even assuming a fridge that had the plug pulled...and was left OPEN somehow...again it doesn't go that bad within a day. Or two. It takes weeks.

All of us have been lazy about that shiat. We'd never cook it, but most people have had crap rot in their fridge. Some of my fridge rot started petitioning for rights not long ago.

But it's a bit worse when they KNOW he's coming and don't have that shiat all cleaned out. I'm sure with a biz it's hard to find time, but jeezus don't they see the show?

Additionally there have been MANY clean kitchens. And there was even one instance where Gordon cleaned the plate, and took just bones back to the kitchen because the food was actually REALLY good. (Mama's Soul Shack, UK) So when he eats something and barfs, I'm inclined to believe it. When he says the shiat has been in their fridge spoiled for WEEKS, I think he knows his shiat. Especially since that man can look at meat across a room and tell it's overdone, and I don't think anyone has ever snuck frozen food past him.

I wouldn't make him risotto, even if I could cook.
2013-05-15 09:02:08 PM  
2 votes:

xenomorpheus: Why does she remind me of Elizabeth Berkley from Showgirls.....

I got it, she's a whore.


Hey.

HEY.

Whores are honest about who they are and what they do.

Don't you dare sully the good name of a proud profession by linking it to THIS walking PDR of Mental Illness.
2013-05-15 08:24:37 PM  
2 votes:

PonceAlyosha: The Mind Boggles: Omahawg: I bet you Amy is wild in the sack

those eyes....those crazy, crazy eyes

[stoopidhousewives.files.wordpress.com image 640x595]

Take one for the team and let us all know how that works out. She is so vile I bet she has vagina dentata.

"Her...her vagina was like the inside of a pumpkin."


oh, i'm sure she uses someone else's vagina and passes it off as her own
2013-05-15 08:08:03 PM  
2 votes:

C18H27NO3: I haven't yet watched the entire thing but there is nothing those 2 clowns can do to redeem themselves for what happened in the first 6-ish minutes, (the day before Gordon got there).
That is just inexcusable and I hope their business folds sooner rather than later.
I also hope if they are into some shady doings that that comes to light as well.

Those 2 people need a serious attitude adjustment.


Well, they fired the little blond waitress for asking a question. It was a perfect example of Crazyeye's narcissism, because while everyone else heard the girl asking for clarification, she heard a snotty personal attack.

That said, the place won't close because he has money and is basically spending his money so that she has something to do besides drive him nuts all day. When he finally does run out of cash, they'll blame the closing on the Internet Bullies and Gordon Ramsey's attack.

She simply can not see that she sucks.
2013-05-15 07:57:46 PM  
2 votes:
I just watched that entire episode. I'm surprised they actually aired it. That woman is insane. That was comedy gold.

I want to open a restaurant SO BADLY. The only difference being, well, everything, I guess. I actually make good food and care what people think.

/off to check on her merlot and mustard short ribs
2013-05-15 05:42:01 PM  
2 votes:

SithLord: Vodka Zombie:

Both of these people are frauds and sociopaths.  And, they will go to great lengths to blame everyone else for their troubles in order to maintain the fragile facade they've worked very hard to create so as to hide the people they really are.


Holder and Obama?  Oh wait, we're talking about the couple on Kitchen Nightmares the other night.  My bad...carry on.


I see what you did there.


You like bringing politics into threads, do you? Did  you see what I did there?


i39.tinypic.com

2013-05-15 05:21:30 PM  
2 votes:
This is a copypasta of a comment from a thread I saw yesterday. It's not my work, but it's entertaining to read.

If this place isn't a money laundering operation, I don't know what is.

Sammy screamed 'Don't call the police'. This was one of the only things he really stood up to his wife on. I think Sammy is involved in serious criminal shiat and he doesn't want Johnny Law to come poking around and causing any disruptions to the money losing business here. I'm not sure if the fact that they don't trust anyone else to run the place has anything to do with that, or whether they're just nuts. If they were smarter, I feel like they could let it run itself. See point #4 for a possible reason for that.

The place is clearly hemorrhaging money. All those fresh veggies come at a huge premium in Arizona and no one is buying them since no one eats there. This is a tactic to inflate food costs and make the on-the-books profits (from crime) a bit more believable. You have high prices and 'quality ingredients' and on its face, it looks like a classy place dealing in high-quality, high-margin food that's doing very, very well. In reality, they're buying top-dollar with dirty money and selling nothing.

Putting all of that money into the facilities, kitchen equipment and the dining area is a way to build tangible equity in a property, paid for by dirty money, of course. This is similar to how house flipping has become the new Las Vegas for cleaning dirty money. Even if you put 100k of criminal money into a house and sell it for 80k, you still made 80k in clean money (and the write off for the business loss - more clean money). And what you ask is Sammi's other 'legitimate' business enterprise? Custom home building. Same farking principle: Build equity in something tangible with dirty money, sell it (at a loss or profit, who gives a fark) and money comes clean out the other side.

The compensation structure for servers is just another money cleaning tactic. The money from tips never hits the books. It's pocketed immediately and spent on gas, food, clothes etc. All the sorts of stuff that is bought in a day that isn't traced and is used up (burned, eaten, thrown out etc.) when it's done. You keep the clean, un-traceable cash coming in (tips), and then pay out more money in wages to lose money so that the money that comes in from crime doesn't make the place look TOO profitable. If they weren't so wretched and money hungry they would just let the girls work on tips like most people, but they're so narcissistic, deluded and downright evil that they think they're entitled to it and don't know when to stop.

They are mean to people because well, they're nuts, but also because Sammy doesn't actually give much of a fark if many people come in or not. If a few quiet, agreeable customers come in and eat, so be it. For Sammy, this place is an annoyance. He hates being there and knows it's a waste of his legitimate criminal time to have to deal with it. He was just stupid and married a crazy 'trophy wife' who thinks she can cook and the less he has to do in a day in terms of dealing with angry customers, the better. Hell, he might have married her BECAUSE he thought she was stupid enough to believe she's making money when no one comes in. To me that's why a lot of that bad food is just thrown away; otherwise she gets crazy and causes more disruptions to the fence.

Ever wonder why he doesn't know how to use the POS system, but insists on using it? Because one day one of those girls is going to see ALL of these tables and checks listed on there that never actually came in, and then she'll ask why. Since she knows more about the system than he, she won't buy the lie he tells her. I wouldn't be surprised if that's a small part of the reason for the staff turnover: They don't want anyone knowing too much.

Because the thing is, at the end of the day, he can just make up checks and bills and act like all these customers came in and paid them lots of money for food, but just as long as the place isn't completely empty all the time and then reporting big profits, there shouldn't be any huge red flags so as long as the taxes keep coming into the IRS and the place keeps a quiet reputation.

EDIT: Everyone is asking how I reconcile them going on tv for help.

Remember, Amy thinks her problem is not her food, their shared attitude, their sparse staff or her creepy eyes. It's internet haters. That's it. She is perfect in every way. She feels the downturn in her business is due solely to bad publicity. For people with such grandiose self-images, the only way to deal with this would be to go to the very top and have the biggest chef in the world come and say that their food is amazing. Bad publicity problem solved. Note too, those awesome desserts she fed Ramsey, that he really liked, were all store bought. But she claimed they were hers. She does not care about the food in that sense, as she's willing to lie about that as the first step to the good publicity that she thinks is the silver bullet to fixing what she feels to be unjustifiably tarnished public image.
From Sammy's perspective, I think he's willing to take the small risk of having the cover blown on any laundering operation to sustain a good front and, like his wife, to try to, in his mind, restore the deservedly good reputation the place should rightly have. If he can somehow appease his wife, who I believe has him convinced she can cook, and keep the restaurant full so he doesn't need to butcher the receipts so much, he might be able to stop doing shady shiat altogether or at least have a better front. Then, if the restaurant is running well, he can leave it for someone else to operate and he can stay home and watch Scarface 50 times.

Essentially, I think HIS willingness to take this risk is rooted in their shared delusions about their own self values and they are willing to take the most drastic of measures to keep them as high as possible.
2013-05-15 05:09:30 PM  
2 votes:

Uzzah: I_AM_SRC: It's probably already posted here or in the other thread but here it is anyways...

Crazy woman was once busted for stealing and using someones SS#...

http://http://www.findforms.com/pdf_files/azd/20255/86-1.pdf

We're down pretty deep in the thread, but for anyone who didn't bother to read this, here are a couple more interesting tidbits I haven't seen posted yet. (Remember, this is from a document her lawyer filed on her behalf):

• "She is also very involved in the Arizona Republican Party and volunteered numerous hours of her time during the 2006 elections. (See Letter from Matt Salmon, attached as Ex. B). In 2005, she was 1 of 250 people appointed to the Republican Presidential Task Force in Arizona."

• "Shortly after she was sentenced in the instant case, Ms. Bouzaglo was placed on four years probation by the Fourth Judicial District for Colorado Springs for the similar offenses of Theft and Forgery. Significantly, the conduct underlying those offenses occurred just two months before the instant offense, approximately seven years ago."

In other words, she's not just a felon, she's a multiple felon.


And a prominent member of the Arizona Republican party......explains why she steals tips from her employees.
2013-05-15 05:00:26 PM  
2 votes:
Katy = Save the Cheerleader, save the world!
2013-05-15 04:54:36 PM  
2 votes:

I_AM_SRC: It's probably already posted here or in the other thread but here it is anyways...

Crazy woman was once busted for stealing and using someones SS#...

http://http://www.findforms.com/pdf_files/azd/20255/86-1.pdf


We're down pretty deep in the thread, but for anyone who didn't bother to read this, here are a couple more interesting tidbits I haven't seen posted yet. (Remember, this is from a document her lawyer filed on her behalf):

• "She is also very involved in the Arizona Republican Party and volunteered numerous hours of her time during the 2006 elections. (See Letter from Matt Salmon, attached as Ex. B). In 2005, she was 1 of 250 people appointed to the Republican Presidential Task Force in Arizona."

• "Shortly after she was sentenced in the instant case, Ms. Bouzaglo was placed on four years probation by the Fourth Judicial District for Colorado Springs for the similar offenses of Theft and Forgery. Significantly, the conduct underlying those offenses occurred just two months before the instant offense, approximately seven years ago."

In other words, she's not just a felon, she's a multiple felon.
2013-05-15 04:39:33 PM  
2 votes:

FrancoFile: Mr. Cat Poop: Prank Call of Cthulhu: I do have to admit, though, that despite the fact that Amy is a thoroughly loathsome human being--and it pains me to say this--she is kinda hot. With that level of crazy, I bet she's an absolute force of nature between the sheets.

The guy is afraid to tell his wife that customers hate her food, and he is obviously hemorrhaging money to keep the store open to make her happy. If it's not a money laundering thing then she must be some kind of super nasty in the sex department. His whole keeping the tips and not letting anyone use the POS system makes me think laundering, but her whole thing of thinking she's amazing at everything and will do crazy shiat to prove it has me leaning towards sex fiend.

I knew those cakes were not hers immediately when I saw them, and I am not a foodie by any means. Ramsay must have known she was full of shiat.

This could be more epic than the video game controller guy.

Nah, I don't see her doing the tearful backpedal apology when the death threats come rolling in.  She's more like the dipshiat neighbor who paraded a coffin in front of the girl dying from MS.


Oooh. Good call. She has that same smug, superior look on her face.
2013-05-15 04:32:02 PM  
2 votes:
2013-05-15 04:30:32 PM  
2 votes:
https://www.change.org/petitions/the-us-department-of-labor-and-the-w a ge-and-hour-division-whd-investigate-amy-s-baking-company-bakery-bouti que-bistro-in-scottsdale-az

Miranda from Amy's Baking Company.
Here's a petition you can sign to help our cause. Thanks for the support and let's make things happen!
2013-05-15 04:26:11 PM  
2 votes:

heavymetal: I like the way idiots like this start playing the "God Card" once they have dug themselve's into a sufficiently deep enough hole.


When you have no other justification for your actions or beliefs, appeal to religion.....this is why we see it happening so often in politics.
2013-05-15 04:21:17 PM  
2 votes:
www.zuguide.com

The Federal B.I. are out there looking into it.
2013-05-15 03:37:28 PM  
2 votes:

Somaticasual: In fairness, the speech patterns were totally different. Her angry post on yelp, though idiotic, was at least well articulated and reasoned (even if douchey). The all caps posts were what you'd expect from a mentally-handicapped /B/ hacker doing it for the lulz. Most people don't drop that many IQ points when they're angry..


Did you WATCH the episode? I'm pretty sure her IQ went into the negative.
2013-05-15 03:24:55 PM  
2 votes:

verbal_jizm: ArgusRun: verbal_jizm: I was going to respond that, after seeing what this farked up show did to my local Greek restaurant that the producers probably screwed these people over, but there's no way producers invented that. Holy crap. They didn't have to stage a thing here.

Yanni's?

Check's profile.  Yanni's.

The crying girl was spectacular.

Yep. Good restaurant. Kitchen Nightmares provided them nothing of value and succeeded in making them look like fools even if most of it was manufactured. For instance, the fridge full of rotting food: the producers made them turn the fridge off so the lights and equipment could be plugged into the restaurant's circuit without tripping the breaker. Amazing that food spoils when not refrigerated. Sure, you could give the owners a hard time for not anticipating this but it's not like having rotting food in the fridge is a normal occurrence for them.


You know, I'm not that concerened with HOW the spoiled meat ended up in their cooler so much as I'm concerned that the owner STILL wanted to serve it.
2013-05-15 03:24:33 PM  
2 votes:
I do enjoy how even in the face of comically minor criticism, this crazy woman melts down into full-blown victim mode.

I imagine a lot of this:
"Did you change your hair?"
"That's it!  I'm closing for today.  Why would you say that about my hair?  What is wrong with you?  I should have you killed, you bastard!  I'm doing the best I can.  YOU'RE NOT MY REAL MOM!"

Both of these people are frauds and sociopaths.  And, they will go to great lengths to blame everyone else for their troubles in order to maintain the fragile facade they've worked very hard to create so as to hide the people they really are.
2013-05-15 03:22:11 PM  
2 votes:

Teknowaffle: I noticed this has a follow up tag on it. I can't find an original link to the original thread. Anyone got it?


Facebook Freakout

Gordon Ramsay quit for the first time ever in the show's 82-episode history
2013-05-15 03:19:48 PM  
2 votes:
Best part?  She has done this way before Kitchen Nightmares.


Here is a clip from a local tv station on her getting mad at a Yelp review
2013-05-15 02:52:36 PM  
2 votes:
Oh yeah, and Samy seems to know his wife is bat sh*t crazy but just puts up with it.

This kids, is why you don't stick your dick in crazy.
2013-05-15 02:48:38 PM  
2 votes:
Twatty Mcbiatchface: "Our restaurant is amazing. All the haterz out there don't know what they are talking about"
Gangster McWhipped: "Jes deer, jes"
Twatty: "I know, lets have Gordon Ramsey here. He will come in and find nothing wrong, and think my food is delicious, and all the haterz will be proved wrong on national television"
Gangster "Jes deer, but don't let them find out that this is a front business for my money laundering"
2013-05-15 02:47:21 PM  
2 votes:

Manfred J. Hattan: Heh.  Take a look at their stolen pictures.  A bunch of them have been tagged to relabeled as stolen with a link back to the source.  So they may not have been hacked but they sure suck at teh Facebook settings.


The things people are adding as tags to the stolen pictures are hilarious.  What I don't understand is why they stole these pictures and posted them in the first place.  If someone actually tried to order one of these cakes, they couldn't produce it.  Very weird.
2013-05-15 02:30:35 PM  
2 votes:
Heh.  Take a look at their stolen pictures.  A bunch of them have been tagged to relabeled as stolen with a link back to the source.  So they may not have been hacked but they sure suck at teh Facebook settings.
2013-05-15 02:20:48 PM  
2 votes:

verbal_jizm: I was going to respond that, after seeing what this farked up show did to my local Greek restaurant that the producers probably screwed these people over, but there's no way producers invented that. Holy crap. They didn't have to stage a thing here.


There's a CSB in this.
2013-05-15 02:20:45 PM  
2 votes:
I never thought it could happen but here is a couple that make the Salahi's look almost normal.
2013-05-15 02:14:28 PM  
2 votes:
Guys! Someone hacked my pants and shat them! Totes not me!
2013-05-15 01:55:21 PM  
2 votes:

ferretman: The husband must be insanely rich and she must suck great dick


I don't think a woman like that would ever get her mouth near anyone else's crotch.

Endive Wombat: Because the thing is, at the end of the day, he can just make up checks and bills and act like all these customers came in and paid them lots of money for food, but just as long as the place isn't completely empty all the time and then reporting big profits, there shouldn't be any huge red flags so as long as the taxes keep coming into the IRS and the place keeps a quiet reputation. But SOMEBODY just had to call Ramsey and blow the whole cover....


I don't know. Sounds like that redditer has been watching too much Breaking Bad.

I just don't think it matters to these people how much money they're hemorraging.
Bf+
2013-05-15 01:55:07 PM  
2 votes:

scottydoesntknow: Bf+: I kept telling myself that these were actors; That they were hoping for a SoupNazi-like reputation for their resaurant, and maybe even a reality TV show.  No one can be that much of a biatch and no one has that fake an accent.  Sure, there may exist some people with such pathological avoidance issues as this, but there's no way they could operate a restaurant.  I'm still not sure.  Poe's law, maybe, but there is no way to generate more of an internet scandal/meme than exactly what they are doing.

On the other hand, there are for more mentally ill people than there are actors this convincing.

The difference between them and the Soup Nazi is that his soup was so good it was worth dealing with his attitude.

They've got a Soup Nazi attitude without the actual soup to back it up.



That may be so, but I'm sure his (The Soup Nazi's) attitude brought plenty of attention and business.  There are plenty of other restaurants whose insulting of customers is the main draw.  Helps to have decent food, of course, but if you want to get on TV, serve the pizza uncooked, confront the customer, fire employees, and make a big scene...
2013-05-15 01:53:29 PM  
2 votes:

Daffydil: Just watched the first six minutes of the show...wow.

/just wow...


Ditto I'm 15 in and this is great so far... Gordon is adorable
2013-05-15 01:49:18 PM  
2 votes:
The craziness dates back to 2010.  This is a local news broadcast of her biatching on Yelp.
http://youtu.be/nexQhKIx39Q
2013-05-15 01:48:29 PM  
2 votes:
Stupid.  Tranny.  Psychopath.

Each one just fine on its own; hell, even two out of three ain't necessarily bad.  Combine all three and add in a heaping dose of "utterly unfounded, delusional arrogance" and, well, you get what we have here.

The cake might just be the best part -- $10 says Mr. Ramsay knew there was no way anyone in that operation could crank out that case full of pastries (and double-or-nothin' on "the youngest one in the case is at least a day old"), and mentioned it at the beginning -specifically- to have a bomb to drop later in the show / relationship... but when he bailed on the effort, they left the praise in the broadcast to let Mr. and Mrs. Crazy shoot themselves in the foot... as the producers -had- to know they would.

RickN99: request to be on a national TV show showing how you run your operation.


A good point... for a normal person.  Remember, during the intros, she explained that she wanted to be on the show because she was delusionally certain Mr. Ramsay would tell her how awesome she was and how great her restaurant was and how all the "haters" were "wrong."

Crrrraaaayyyyyy-zzeeee.

Also, many criminals are stupid.  "No one else touches the computer [that I run fake transactions through to launder money]" may have seemed like Ft. Knoxian Security to ol' Samy.
2013-05-15 01:48:00 PM  
2 votes:
#1 Totally explains why the woman has a history of doing it years ago to Yelp reviewers........
#2 I trust a woman who was convicted of identity theft/fraud.
#3 They cleaned up their FB page.....yet some of the posts they kept which were less inflammatory stayed....these posts happened throughout the tirade.  So they somehow didn't realize it was hacked while they were claiming to post (unhacked) status updates.
#4 A half-assed lie only digs your hole of narcissism deeper.
2013-05-15 01:47:11 PM  
2 votes:
I think htey are regualr posters over on the Pol tab too.
2013-05-15 01:46:16 PM  
2 votes:
Not even 2 minutes into the video (part 1) of the episode and Amy (the chef) is saying "I hope it hurts him" (when a customer eats the food she just made intentionally spicy) and they actually wonder why their restaurant is failing?  Bahahaha these people (the owners) are f*cking morons.
2013-05-15 01:46:14 PM  
2 votes:

MatrixOutsider: TheSwizz: I usually watch Kitchen Nightmares on Netflix to kill time.  I may have to locate this one for immediate viewing.

Believe me, you will want to pay close attention to every word that psychotic biatch says. It is that entertaining. They made a tough guy like Ramsey look like a wimp.


That's because Ramsey isn't certifiably insane. He is a rather angry man but only when it's somewhat justified. These people were trying to force someone to pay for a pizza that they hadn't received.
/For farks sake I could run that place better. It would go out of buisness quickly because I wouldn't fark over everyone in ever way possible.
2013-05-15 01:46:07 PM  
2 votes:

Somaticasual: In fairness, the speech patterns were totally different. Her angry post on yelp, though idiotic, was at least well articulated and reasoned (even if douchey). The all caps posts were what you'd expect from a mentally-handicapped /B/ hacker doing it for the lulz. Most people don't drop that many IQ points when they're angry..


If you saw the show, they would go from "normal" to "bat shiat insane" at the drop of a hat.  They both had some bordeline personality disorders or some sort of significant problems with reality.

I can see these post comming from them.
2013-05-15 01:42:50 PM  
2 votes:

Endive Wombat: 5. The compensation structure for servers is just another money cleaning tactic. The money from tips never hits the books. It's pocketed immediately and spent on gas, food, clothes etc. All the sorts of stuff that is bought in a day that isn't traced and is used up (burned, eaten, thrown out etc.) when it's done. You keep the clean, un-traceable cash coming in (tips), and then pay out more money in wages to lose money so that the money that comes in from crime doesn't make the place look TOO profitable. If they weren't so wretched and money hungry they would just let the girls work on tips like most people, but they're so narcissistic, deluded and downright evil that they think they're entitled to it and don't know when to stop.


blog.planetd21.com
I can't believe what a bunch of nerds we are. We're looking up "money laundering" in a dictionary.

(Thank you for clearing up for all us nerds in how to properly money launder)
2013-05-15 01:35:42 PM  
2 votes:

Somaticasual: In fairness, the speech patterns were totally different. Her angry post on yelp, though idiotic, was at least well articulated and reasoned (even if douchey). The all caps posts were what you'd expect from a mentally-handicapped /B/ hacker doing it for the lulz. Most people don't drop that many IQ points when they're angry..


I'm guessing some of the ol' vino had a lot to do with that.
2013-05-15 01:30:50 PM  
2 votes:

TheSwizz: I usually watch Kitchen Nightmares on Netflix to kill time.  I may have to locate this one for immediate viewing.


Season 6, episode 16. It's on Youtube as well.
2013-05-15 01:30:42 PM  
2 votes:
On one level I feel bad for them, going through life being delusional (really their perception of reality is akin to unskewed polls) can't be fun....then I remeber how they treat their employees who are not as bootstrappy and I get over it.
2013-05-15 01:30:41 PM  
2 votes:

ShawnDoc: Well, if they were hacked, the hackers did an amazing job or mimicking the crazy coming out of their mouths during the show and posts made to the Facebook for the last year..


By hacked, they meant possessed by demons.
2013-05-15 01:30:34 PM  
2 votes:

TheSwizz: I usually watch Kitchen Nightmares on Netflix to kill time.  I may have to locate this one for immediate viewing.


Believe me, you will want to pay close attention to every word that psychotic biatch says. It is that entertaining. They made a tough guy like Ramsey look like a wimp.
2013-05-15 01:27:49 PM  
2 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: What I liked is that ALL their social media accounts got hacked

/at exactly the same time


Not that uncommon to have Facebook->Twitter autofeeds.  I used to do it at my last job.
2013-05-15 01:27:37 PM  
2 votes:
 The internet always wins.
2013-05-15 01:26:51 PM  
2 votes:
I particularly enjoyed their perfect reasonable claim that "home made" doesn't mean THEY made the pastries and you are silly to believe such things because Wal-Mart doesn't make televisions and such.

With logic like that I am surprised they don't own more stores.
2013-05-15 01:25:25 PM  
2 votes:

Somaticasual: In fairness, the speech patterns were totally different. Her angry post on yelp, though idiotic, was at least well articulated and reasoned (even if douchey). The all caps posts were what you'd expect from a mentally-handicapped /B/ hacker doing it for the lulz. Most people don't drop that many IQ points when they're angry..


These aren't most people.
2013-05-15 01:21:54 PM  
2 votes:
Its seems they still don't understand how the internets works.
2013-05-15 01:06:41 PM  
2 votes:
Hahahaha damage control came a little too late you psychotic farkers.
2013-05-16 12:30:43 PM  
1 votes:
they dont seem like nice people.
2013-05-16 10:32:57 AM  
1 votes:
What I would gladly give if R Lee Ermey stepped into Gordon's shoes for one day during that shoot.

wfiles.brothersoft.com
"Now you listen to me and you listen good, Twinkletoes! These people eating here have worked their asses off all day for their paycheck. Unlike a bottom-feeding jackass like you who raked in other people's money while sucking on his hookah all day! They deserve to have a good meal that they paid for and not this undercooked Alpo you're hurling at them! Now if you have any right to keep that pair between your legs, you'd best go into that back room and tell Princess PMS there that she'd better get her shiat straight and get it straight right now! Because as God is my witness, neither of you dysfunctional meat sleeves will want ME going back there and bringing down the rain! You will not take those tips! You will not pick fights with the customers! You will not play any more of this monkey sh*t any longer or will bring in a FLAME THROWER and burn this whole shiat shack down to the ground myself and drag you by your ball-sack straight down to Gitmo! DO WE HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING???"
2013-05-16 10:23:22 AM  
1 votes:

The My Little Pony Killer: verbal_jizm: ArgusRun: verbal_jizm: I was going to respond that, after seeing what this farked up show did to my local Greek restaurant that the producers probably screwed these people over, but there's no way producers invented that. Holy crap. They didn't have to stage a thing here.

Yanni's?

Check's profile.  Yanni's.

The crying girl was spectacular.

Yep. Good restaurant. Kitchen Nightmares provided them nothing of value and succeeded in making them look like fools even if most of it was manufactured. For instance, the fridge full of rotting food: the producers made them turn the fridge off so the lights and equipment could be plugged into the restaurant's circuit without tripping the breaker. Amazing that food spoils when not refrigerated. Sure, you could give the owners a hard time for not anticipating this but it's not like having rotting food in the fridge is a normal occurrence for them.

Um... actually, I would give the owners a hard time for not realizing that turning off the fridge would be bad for food.  It's supposed to be a big part of their job. I mean, duh.


Not to mention nothing was labled.  NOTHING.  That is just plain wrong.
2013-05-16 09:34:51 AM  
1 votes:

Deathfrogg: The My Little Pony Killer: Here's the totes awesome Greek restaurant whose owners were too stupid to keep their food refrigerated.

I'll have you know that the crew that came in to set up the filming for the show shut the power off for two days to the whole restaurant in the course of setting up for the shoot and then made a huge showing of the spoiled food in the cooler. They spoiled about $2500 worth of meat and prepped sauces. I know Peter VERY well and have for close to 22 years now. His sister was a good friend of mine. RIP Kat.

Yeah, he can be a son of a biatch in the kitchen, but they make the best Calamari in Seattle. They do some amazing shiat in a kitchen that isn't much bigger than a phone booth. I have yet to meet a real Greek who has anything negative to say about the food in that place. Their waitstaff tends to stick around for years, and no, it isn't just his family. Bear in mind his food costs have nearly tripled in the last 10 years and the health insurance package they used to offer is nearly 10 times what it was in the late 1990s while he's not raised his prices much. His restaurant survived when so many others in the area went under in the mid 2000s.

So, you're pretty much full of shiat.


Food in an industrial refrigerator does not spoil the way it was shown within 2 days...of the power being off; which I do not believe that happened anyway.
2013-05-16 09:13:54 AM  
1 votes:
When re-opened, a portion of proceeds will benefit a charity organized to bring awareness to cyber bullying

llddr.files.wordpress.com

This woman has absolutely zero self-awareness.
2013-05-16 01:52:46 AM  
1 votes:
Amy is a giant child but the two of them are seriously defective people.  The DOL has a slam dunk case over the tip stealing.
2013-05-16 01:26:44 AM  
1 votes:

xaks: The problem isn't how good is your food. There's a lot of folks that can make really good chow that fail miserably.

How good a manager are you? How good a boss? How good a negotiator?

How good a financial planner? How good at multitasking?

How good a conflict resolver? How good at managing 10 OTHER people's jobs while doing your own?

How good a designer are you? How good a personal trainer/dietician?

How good a sterilizer/sanitizer/clean freak are you?

How well can you manage a kindergarten classroom? While doing any five of the above listed? While cooking for 50?

These are just some of the skills needed to run a successful solo restaurant.


I "smarted" this. I've never worked in the food biz, but everyone I know that has are good tippers, so I follow their lead. It has to be the most "people tell me I'm good at this" - bam! 'Slapped against the head with the iron skillet of reality' dreams there are.
2013-05-16 12:17:17 AM  
1 votes:
It gets even better.  Now they have announced (via a public relations person) that there is going to be a grand relaunch of the restaurant on May 21, where they will give a press conference.  They want to tell "their side of the story", and they also want people to come out and tell them how good their food is and how bad Ramsey and the internet haters are.

Sounds like a blast.
2013-05-15 11:53:57 PM  
1 votes:
I'm still not convinced this isn't Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy in some new Chris Guest mockumentary.
2013-05-15 11:40:13 PM  
1 votes:

sethen320: We had one around here too. Somehow they ended up going legit...and the food still sucks.


There are all kinds of restaurants / prepared food take-outs around that can only be money laundries.

There's one place I drove by every day that never had a single customer, stayed open for half a decade.  A handful might be a 'rich idiot' business, or 'keep the wife busy' business, but not all of them.

Restaurants seem the go-to business for those trying to clean up dirty money.
2013-05-15 11:20:41 PM  
1 votes:

RandomRandom: The UK version of show called "Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares" is much better. It's far less focused on interpersonal drama and much more on the specific techniques needed to fix the restaurants. Almost like a Modern Marvels of bad restaurants. The episodes are a few years old now as I don't think he does the UK show any longer, but they can all be found on 'the bay'.

I don't usually watch the US version, but the Crazy Amy ep was great. It's much more like the UK version of the show. In at least one case, he similarly walked out on a restauranteur who refused to listen at all. (season 5, ep 2)

BTW. Has anyone posted this?

http://www.amysbakingcompany.com


The UK version is the best one while the US version is so bad it's good or in this case, so good, it's beautiful.
2013-05-15 10:15:14 PM  
1 votes:

xenomorpheus: Why does she remind me of Elizabeth Berkley from Showgirls.....

I got it, she's a whore.


Or Jesse from Saved by the Bell after her caffeine breakdown.
2013-05-15 10:14:55 PM  
1 votes:

CynicalLA: Mr. Cat Poop: Queensowntalia: Tom_Slick: Former Waitress Katy has is on Reddit

Nice find. A great thread.

I never thought I'd say this, but thank you, Gordon Ramsay, and your ridiculous show for leading to so much wonderful entertainment this week.

This event has led me to actually start watching his show on Netflix. Kinda into it now.

Me too.  I thought the show was all about Ramsey being an angry asshole.


I think he actually gives a shiat about helping their businesses. Especially when you consider how MUCH this guy is doing. I mean holy shiat how does he have four kids, when did he have time to make them?
2013-05-15 10:07:05 PM  
1 votes:

CynicalLA: Mr. Cat Poop: Queensowntalia: Tom_Slick: Former Waitress Katy has is on Reddit

Nice find. A great thread.

I never thought I'd say this, but thank you, Gordon Ramsay, and your ridiculous show for leading to so much wonderful entertainment this week.

This event has led me to actually start watching his show on Netflix. Kinda into it now.

Me too.  I thought the show was all about Ramsey being an angry asshole.


It is. The fact that he couldn't find a way to be an angry enough asshole to get through to these two is a testament to something.
2013-05-15 09:34:02 PM  
1 votes:
As a veteran server at restaurants from the 2nd busiest Denny's in CA to fine dining in Fairfield County, CT I have tons of stories to tell. Even as a young server I would not have taken that kind of shiat from my boss. I had a "manager" chew me out in front of a crowded dining room when I didn't take every last fork and knife off a table when clearing empty plates. They were having coffee and in her mind I didn't hustle them out fast enough. I took off my apron, handed it to her, and headed for my car keys. She ran after me in a panic, begging me not to leave (as IF she could have handled the tables I was walking away from).I told her in no uncertain terms that it was unacceptable and unprofessional to cause a scene in front of customers, and returned to the floor. I got huge tips from customers who felt sorry for me. I left shortly thereafter, and the place went under. So yeah, her going off on the server royally pissed me off. Been there, done that, have the apron.
2013-05-15 09:30:25 PM  
1 votes:
She makes Michelle Bachmann look reasonable and sane.  That tells you how far she is off into cray-cray land.
2013-05-15 09:04:49 PM  
1 votes:

Endive Wombat: This was by far the strangest episode I've ever seen.  I would like to know if there were any other factors that lead to Gordon leaving...like the speculation on Reddit about the place being a front for money laundering (see below).


As I stated in another TFD thread concerning the "hacking":

The consequences will never be the same once the Cyber Police get involved in back tracing the alleged hacking.


Also, reposting from a thread on Reddit, a guy makes a pretty interesting point about this place being a front for money laundering:

1. If this place isn't a money laundering operation, I don't know what is.

Well, yea all of that plus when he and ramsey are arguing at one point he says "you don't talk to me that way I am the gangster"
2013-05-15 09:00:36 PM  
1 votes:
Anyone else think they have a odd relationship?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folie_%C3%A0_deux
2013-05-15 08:26:05 PM  
1 votes:
So the question keeps coming up, if he was laundering money, why would he put himself on tv?

Well first things first, they don't seem to be lacking for money. Of all of these shows you see the breakdown moment where the owner goes "yeah I've run the place into the ground, and if I don't do something I'll be bankrupt soon." This guy turns people who want to spend money away. Even the most insane owners I've seen don't do that. I might understand an ill tempered owner telling people not to come back, but turning people away? Not once did they even mention the money being a problem, just that $1 million was invested in the bakery.

I'm sure to get on Kitchen Nightmares they had to open up the books, and if you look at the legit books, which they probably keep, it looks like a money pit spewing out cash. But when you have people who just don't care, it rasies more than a bit of suspicion. People can be full of themselves, but when you're looking at a million dollar investment, usually people get over themselves enough to start at least LOOKing at the problem.

They have done an amazing job putting up a front. Pictures stolen from other websites for their food on yelp and facebook. Meanwhile they are buying that stuff and reselling it. They figured for the money they were spending it would be good enough to pass any of Gordon's taste tests, of course it would have become super obvious to him when he didn't see her making any of the dough. Buy cheap, sell as high end, super easy way to cook the books.

This leads me to: The owners have a new source of illegal income, the current level of business isn't enough to turn that cash clean and useable without raising some eyebrows. Bring in Ramsey, they get a revamp, they get a temporary boost in sales related to people seeing it on TV and wanting to eat there, more actual business = more you can fudge. "oh yeah IRS, we did $50K a month right after the show, the publicity was great! I mean we have a ton of $5-$10 baked goods so a lot of people were paying in cash"

Whenever I see a bar that's cash only, I can only think one of two things, the owners are so super cheap and just dicks, or they are laundering money. You had to pay 2% on beer that you just sold to me on a 200% markup? boo-hoo.
2013-05-15 08:02:32 PM  
1 votes:

kiwimoogle84: I just watched that entire episode. I'm surprised they actually aired it. That woman is insane. That was comedy gold.

I want to open a restaurant SO BADLY. The only difference being, well, everything, I guess. I actually make good food and care what people think.

/off to check on her merlot and mustard short ribs


The problem isn't how good is your food. There's a lot of folks that can make really good chow that fail miserably.

How good a manager are you? How good a boss? How good a negotiator?

How good a financial planner? How good at multitasking?

How good a conflict resolver? How good at managing 10 OTHER people's jobs while doing your own?

How good a designer are you? How good a personal trainer/dietician?

How good a sterilizer/sanitizer/clean freak are you?

How well can you manage a kindergarten classroom? While doing any five of the above listed? While cooking for 50?

These are just some of the skills needed to run a successful solo restaurant.
2013-05-15 08:01:39 PM  
1 votes:

Omahawg: I bet you Amy is wild in the sack

those eyes....those crazy, crazy eyes


She looks like a biatchy Springfield church lady drawn by Matt Groening to me.
2013-05-15 08:00:26 PM  
1 votes:
I haven't yet watched the entire thing but there is nothing those 2 clowns can do to redeem themselves for what happened in the first 6-ish minutes, (the day before Gordon got there).
That is just inexcusable and I hope their business folds sooner rather than later.
I also hope if they are into some shady doings that that comes to light as well.

Those 2 people need a serious attitude adjustment.
2013-05-15 07:59:35 PM  
1 votes:

Omahawg: I bet you Amy is wild in the sack

those eyes....those crazy, crazy eyes

[stoopidhousewives.files.wordpress.com image 640x595]


Take one for the team and let us all know how that works out. She is so vile I bet she has vagina dentata.
2013-05-15 07:49:21 PM  
1 votes:
I bet you Amy is wild in the sack

those eyes....those crazy, crazy eyes

stoopidhousewives.files.wordpress.com
2013-05-15 06:43:58 PM  
1 votes:

Rubix^3: Why would a couple of Italians think they're God's gift to the world and better than everyone else? That never happens.


Don't know about her but on the show he said he is from Israel.
2013-05-15 06:13:55 PM  
1 votes:

namegoeshere: namegoeshere: I posted this in the other thread:

Narcissistic personality disorder symptoms may include:

Believing that you're better than othersFantasizing about power, success and attractivenessExaggerating your achievements or talentsExpecting constant praise and admirationBelieving that you're special and acting accordinglyFailing to recognize other people's emotions and feelingsExpecting others to go along with your ideas and plansTaking advantage of othersExpressing disdain for those you feel are inferiorBeing jealous of othersBelieving that others are jealous of youTrouble keeping healthy relationshipsSetting unrealistic goalsBeing easily hurt and rejectedHaving a fragile self-esteemAppearing as tough-minded or unemotional/five cents, please

Wow, that sucked. I'll try to fix:

Believing that you're better than others
Fantasizing about power, success and attractiveness
Exaggerating your achievements or talents
Expecting constant praise and admiration
Believing that you're special and acting accordingly
Failing to recognize other people's emotions and feelings
Expecting others to go along with your ideas and plans
Taking advantage of others
Expressing disdain for those you feel are inferior
Being jealous of others
Believing that others are jealous of you
Trouble keeping healthy relationships
Setting unrealistic goals
Being easily hurt and rejected
Having a fragile self-esteem
Appearing as tough-minded or unemotional

/five cents, please


Yes, she's a textbook narcissist. Sadly personality disorders are not easily treated, even when the person is able to recognize there's a problem. Most narcissists never recognize there's a problem beyond everyone else though.

Thank goodness they don't have kids, and I mean that sincerely.
2013-05-15 06:06:37 PM  
1 votes:
Why would a couple of Italians think they're God's gift to the world and better than everyone else? That never happens.
2013-05-15 05:56:18 PM  
1 votes:

Endive Wombat: This was by far the strangest episode I've ever seen.  I would like to know if there were any other factors that lead to Gordon leaving...like the speculation on Reddit about the place being a front for money laundering.


My favorite part of the show was when Gordon confronted Samy about the girl's tips. Samy told him "I'm the gangster, not you".
2013-05-15 05:55:57 PM  
1 votes:
I wanted to hug both of the servers. I still feel really bad for them. And the cats. I speak cat, but its not about vocals, more body language.
2013-05-15 05:33:11 PM  
1 votes:
So I'm watching the AMA, and noticed along the side bar, upcoming AMA's:

17 May2pmChris HansenDateline NBC
That can't be good, right?
2013-05-15 05:24:08 PM  
1 votes:

namegoeshere: I posted this in the other thread:

Narcissistic personality disorder symptoms may include:

Believing that you're better than othersFantasizing about power, success and attractivenessExaggerating your achievements or talentsExpecting constant praise and admirationBelieving that you're special and acting accordinglyFailing to recognize other people's emotions and feelingsExpecting others to go along with your ideas and plansTaking advantage of othersExpressing disdain for those you feel are inferiorBeing jealous of othersBelieving that others are jealous of youTrouble keeping healthy relationshipsSetting unrealistic goalsBeing easily hurt and rejectedHaving a fragile self-esteemAppearing as tough-minded or unemotional/five cents, please


Wow, that sucked. I'll try to fix:

Believing that you're better than others
Fantasizing about power, success and attractiveness
Exaggerating your achievements or talents
Expecting constant praise and admiration
Believing that you're special and acting accordingly
Failing to recognize other people's emotions and feelings
Expecting others to go along with your ideas and plans
Taking advantage of others
Expressing disdain for those you feel are inferior
Being jealous of others
Believing that others are jealous of you
Trouble keeping healthy relationships
Setting unrealistic goals
Being easily hurt and rejected
Having a fragile self-esteem
Appearing as tough-minded or unemotional

/five cents, please
2013-05-15 05:19:56 PM  
1 votes:
I posted this in the other thread:

Narcissistic personality disorder symptoms may include:

Believing that you're better than othersFantasizing about power, success and attractivenessExaggerating your achievements or talentsExpecting constant praise and admirationBelieving that you're special and acting accordinglyFailing to recognize other people's emotions and feelingsExpecting others to go along with your ideas and plansTaking advantage of othersExpressing disdain for those you feel are inferiorBeing jealous of othersBelieving that others are jealous of youTrouble keeping healthy relationshipsSetting unrealistic goalsBeing easily hurt and rejectedHaving a fragile self-esteemAppearing as tough-minded or unemotional/five cents, please
2013-05-15 05:17:23 PM  
1 votes:

Tom_Slick: Former Waitress Katy has is on Reddit


Nice find. A great thread.

I never thought I'd say this, but thank you, Gordon Ramsay, and your ridiculous show for leading to so much wonderful entertainment this week.
2013-05-15 05:10:25 PM  
1 votes:

Vodka Zombie: NostroZ: chairmenmeow47: orezona: You just KNOW this biatch wrote this:

A.B.C is all about nostalgia.
A.B.C. is a cozy Mecca for lovers of all kinds of delicious homemade baked goods and fine European food.

And her "Ya'lah. It's Christmas"  and constant reference to G-d...  which one of the Abrahamic versions of G-d is she talking about?  Muslim (mecca/ya'lah) or Christian?

Please, someone. Help me find out.

It's the one that puts a bomb in your car if you don't stop asking so many farking questions.


One? Since when is there only one?

Besides, they CLEARLY worship at the Altar of No-Neck Guido and his knee-exploding plumbers-wrench...
2013-05-15 05:06:26 PM  
1 votes:
I don't even watch the show and I'm hooked on watching the train wreck coming from them.
2013-05-15 05:02:00 PM  
1 votes:

SithLord: jail


She went to jail for 36 months for using a SSN that was not her own to obtain a bank loan. They closed the restaurant during that time due to "health reasons". These people have me in awe at their awfulness. Nearly every single on of the photos on the FB site is stolen from somewhere else. She even claimed that a flower arrangement photo were her Easter cakes. These two will get what's coming to them.

/spent way too much time last night reading all the drama
2013-05-15 05:01:32 PM  
1 votes:
So, the upshot is that lying thieves, when confronted, continue to lie about their lying and thieving? Quelle suprise!

No sense watching the death throes. Just glad they were caught & exposed.
2013-05-15 04:55:16 PM  
1 votes:
Vodka Zombie:

Both of these people are frauds and sociopaths.  And, they will go to great lengths to blame everyone else for their troubles in order to maintain the fragile facade they've worked very hard to create so as to hide the people they really are.

Holder and Obama?  Oh wait, we're talking about the couple on Kitchen Nightmares the other night.  My bad...carry on.
2013-05-15 04:53:47 PM  
1 votes:

d23: [s2.postimg.org image 451x198]

YUM - anti-abortion coffee!


This is what conservatives actually believe........It this isn't satire, I'd bet the coffee uses child labor in its harvest.
2013-05-15 04:48:32 PM  
1 votes:
DAMMIT!

Ninja'd by PreMortem.

/I see I'm not the only one enjoying the AMA with Katy on Reddit...
2013-05-15 04:47:31 PM  
1 votes:
2013-05-15 04:47:05 PM  
1 votes:
2013-05-15 04:43:25 PM  
1 votes:

Mr. Cat Poop: Prank Call of Cthulhu: I do have to admit, though, that despite the fact that Amy is a thoroughly loathsome human being--and it pains me to say this--she is kinda hot. With that level of crazy, I bet she's an absolute force of nature between the sheets.

The guy is afraid to tell his wife that customers hate her food, and he is obviously hemorrhaging money to keep the store open to make her happy. If it's not a money laundering thing then she must be some kind of super nasty in the sex department. His whole keeping the tips and not letting anyone use the POS system makes me think laundering, but her whole thing of thinking she's amazing at everything and will do crazy shiat to prove it has me leaning towards sex fiend.

I knew those cakes were not hers immediately when I saw them, and I am not a foodie by any means. Ramsay must have known she was full of shiat.

This could be more epic than the video game controller guy.


Ramsy played up the cakes at the beginning. I wouldn't doubt if someone from the show how scoped out the place before hand and already knew the desserts were shipped in from another source. The company that makes those desserts should contact Ramsey seeing how much he loved that cake.

it seems to be the night before Ramsey arrived also seemed to be a bit of a setup with all the issues. 

I wonder how much of what they shot they couldn't use.
2013-05-15 04:39:52 PM  
1 votes:

freetomato: xaks: I've worked in a couple of commercial kitchens (years ago, but still) and I can say this. In order to be successful in a private, non-chain type restaurant, ESPECIALLY if you're a chef, you need to be at least a LITTLE crazy (or at least insane) in order to pull it off long-term

I've worked in many restaurants with many chefs.  They may have been crazy but they are not stupid, which seems to be a large part of the problem here.

I have nothing but contempt towards those who abuse their staff, especially when their staff is kids who are easy to bully.  Fark these people.  Them losing their business would be delicious schadenfreude.


I didn't mean to imply stupid. Far from it. You need a LOT of skills that I know *I* don't have to succeed in that line of work. But you need a splash of "Nukin' Futz" in there every so often to be able to ...decompress, I guess. I've never met a single successful chef that didn't have at least a little nutso streak in them.

Which is, of course, one of the things that make them fun as hell to hang with. Of course, they need to be able to hold on to that streak and keep it under control...unlike these folks...
2013-05-15 04:36:07 PM  
1 votes:

verbal_jizm: ArgusRun: verbal_jizm: I was going to respond that, after seeing what this farked up show did to my local Greek restaurant that the producers probably screwed these people over, but there's no way producers invented that. Holy crap. They didn't have to stage a thing here.

Yanni's?

Check's profile.  Yanni's.

The crying girl was spectacular.

Yep. Good restaurant. Kitchen Nightmares provided them nothing of value and succeeded in making them look like fools even if most of it was manufactured. For instance, the fridge full of rotting food: the producers made them turn the fridge off so the lights and equipment could be plugged into the restaurant's circuit without tripping the breaker. Amazing that food spoils when not refrigerated. Sure, you could give the owners a hard time for not anticipating this but it's not like having rotting food in the fridge is a normal occurrence for them.


Good food doesn't rot quickly.
2013-05-15 04:35:34 PM  
1 votes:

d23: https://www.facebook.com/pages/I-support-Amys-Baking-Company-Bakery-B o utique-Bistro-100-percent/592418000777885

or if it is mangled again search for
I support Amy's Baking Company Bakery Boutique & Bistro 100 percent


One of the best replies on their page:

Tag my students @HarvardBusinessSchool. This is the page I was telling you about. Please use this as the case reference for how not to run a community page and how bad PR can impact your business. Please track the progress of this company for the next six months, focusing on media attention and if this company remains in business. Compare and contrast to similar companies who successfully run community sites like facebook pages and the success of those businesses.
2013-05-15 04:33:07 PM  
1 votes:

xaks: Smelly Pirate Hooker: I don't have a tremendous amount of experience in the restaurant industry, but I will say I have yet to meet a restaurant owner who wasn't a huge asshole. Male or female. I don't know whether restaurants attract assholes or whether they start out nice and then end up as assholes, or what.

/haven't seen the show, don't want to

I've worked in a couple of commercial kitchens (years ago, but still) and I can say this. In order to be successful in a private, non-chain type restaurant, ESPECIALLY if you're a chef, you need to be at least a LITTLE crazy (or at least insane) in order to pull it off long-term.

Otherwise, you'll burn out or self-destruct.


There's a restaurant in Houston called Jonathan's The Rub. Little hole-in-the-wall place on I10 and Jonathan is a pretty crazy motherfarker. He kicked out a critic after she tried to say he didn't prepare her steak the way she wanted. After she wrote the review, she was eviscerated in the comments by his customers (no other critic has written bad about him before or after). He's an amazing chef and earned the right to be a little nuts. We go there at least once a month and it's fantastic, but he don't take no shiat from no one, and everyone respects him for it.
2013-05-15 04:32:10 PM  
1 votes:

Infernalist: Smelly Pirate Hooker: I don't have a tremendous amount of experience in the restaurant industry, but I will say I have yet to meet a restaurant owner who wasn't a huge asshole. Male or female. I don't know whether restaurants attract assholes or whether they start out nice and then end up as assholes, or what.

/haven't seen the show, don't want to

The restaurant business is ruthless.  Most fail in their first year, or so I hear.  Only the 'best' ones survive, either by having amazing food at cheap prices, or by ruthless exploitation somewhere in the system.


The work is also brutal, especially in the high-volume, casual-dining game. Think about it: not only do you have to deal with entitle customers all night long, but everything you do is on a short timer of about 20 minutes. Seating a table, serving a table, cooking for a table, etc requires a coordinated dance between about a dozen people (hostess, waiter, kitchen staff). Everyone has to get everything right on the first try, or you face the wrath of the customer.

It's a high-pressure industry, and the people that can deal with it usually fuel their nightly shift with pure emotion. Since you can't vent that emotion at the customer, the staff vents at each other.

/worked in the industry for 8 years
//never going back
///had lots of terrible, terrible bosses that the staff hated but the customers loved
2013-05-15 04:27:15 PM  
1 votes:

posicat: I want to go there the next time I'm upset and let loose on them.  If they kick me out, it should be cheaper than therapy.


After this, I'm not sure who would actually go there just to eat.  Especially if it is to wait hours for your food and then get yelled at by the owners.  Hmm... maybe they are pushing for the masochist clientele.
2013-05-15 04:22:46 PM  
1 votes:
I want to go there the next time I'm upset and let loose on them.  If they kick me out, it should be cheaper than therapy.
2013-05-15 04:18:15 PM  
1 votes:

Smelly Pirate Hooker: I don't have a tremendous amount of experience in the restaurant industry, but I will say I have yet to meet a restaurant owner who wasn't a huge asshole. Male or female. I don't know whether restaurants attract assholes or whether they start out nice and then end up as assholes, or what.

/haven't seen the show, don't want to


I've met a few, but yeah, the majority think that YOU should feel lucky for being allowed to dine in THEIR restaurant.

They risked their life savings for what?  Your complaints?  GET THE fark OUT OF HERE IF YOU DON'T LIKE MY FOOD.  I AM GOD.
2013-05-15 04:17:34 PM  
1 votes:

Smelly Pirate Hooker: I don't have a tremendous amount of experience in the restaurant industry, but I will say I have yet to meet a restaurant owner who wasn't a huge asshole. Male or female. I don't know whether restaurants attract assholes or whether they start out nice and then end up as assholes, or what.

/haven't seen the show, don't want to


The restaurant business is ruthless.  Most fail in their first year, or so I hear.  Only the 'best' ones survive, either by having amazing food at cheap prices, or by ruthless exploitation somewhere in the system.
2013-05-15 04:15:22 PM  
1 votes:

Prank Call of Cthulhu: I do have to admit, though, that despite the fact that Amy is a thoroughly loathsome human being--and it pains me to say this--she is kinda hot. With that level of crazy, I bet she's an absolute force of nature between the sheets.


I don't know about that. During one portion of the show (maybe the end) she starts to get upset and her husband says 'you don't need to get and pray'. She's more nutty than Super-Chunk peanut butter.
2013-05-15 04:13:34 PM  
1 votes:
All you motherfarkers are gonna pay. You are the ones who are the ball-lickers. We're gonna fark your mothers while you watch and cry like little, whiny biatches. Once we get to court and find those Redshait farks who is makin' these posts... we're gonna make them eat our shiat, then shiat out our shiat, and then eat their shiat that's made up of our shiat that we made 'em eat. Then you're all you motherfarks are next. Love- Amy and Samy
2013-05-15 04:11:14 PM  
1 votes:

ItsMyNameYouCantHaveIt: Tom_Slick: ItsMyNameYouCantHaveIt: Y'know, their "restaurant" is not too far from where I work.

Tempting.....

Somebody in last night's thread tried to go there, they were not letting anybody in the place.  There was a picture.

Dagummit.


You *might* be able to BS your way in, but you'd need to convince that level of crazy that you aren't there for the lulz or for taking more photo/video/witness data for the intarwebz. Not sure anyone this side of Connery could pull off that acting job.
2013-05-15 04:05:06 PM  
1 votes:

Pauly Math: Vodka Zombie: 392Zaphod: Is the Fark pool up for when they shutdown? My money is on 28 days!

Oh.  She's cornered.  She'll torch the place thinking she can get away with it by blaming it on someone else.

I say maybe a week.  Two tops.

Aren't they in a mall?


I don't think she is the type to even have the concept of 'collateral damage' cross her mind, much less care if it did.
 I second the idea of one of them torching the place. Not just for insurance - its actually the only possible exit strategy that doesn't involve them admitting defeat by actively giving up, and it has the benefit of them being victims again and possibly culling sympathy and more attention. There isn't a downside for them.
 Hell, the husband may do it as -HIS- exit strategy from her money-losing dump even if she doesn't do it.
2013-05-15 04:02:32 PM  
1 votes:

Infernalist: Strategeryz0r: With the way she just fired the server over nothing, I assume Arizona is a right to work state?

What gave it away?

Honestly, I don't see how those two farkwits get away with not having slashed tires every night after work.


I'm gonna go with "Cause there aren't any actual customers to piss off enough to fake them out thinking it wasn't their own employees"
2013-05-15 04:02:23 PM  
1 votes:
s4.postimg.org
Q&D.....
2013-05-15 04:01:29 PM  
1 votes:

Infernalist: Strategeryz0r: With the way she just fired the server over nothing, I assume Arizona is a right to work state?

What gave it away?

Honestly, I don't see how those two farkwits get away with not having slashed tires every night after work.


They admit to firing 100 people in a year! I don't get how someone hasn't tossed a molotov through their front door!
2013-05-15 03:52:33 PM  
1 votes:
I like the way idiots like this start playing the "God Card" once they have dug themselve's into a sufficiently deep enough hole.
2013-05-15 03:52:22 PM  
1 votes:

MFAWG: I turned this episode off, because it just HAD to be fake on some level.

And yes, the British version was far superior.


No it  wasn't. It was crap. Worse part? Every episode had a scene where Ramsey would be talking about his strategy to save the resturant He'd be talking to the camera, and start to take his shirt off and put on his chef's coat.  It was strange as all fark.

/I would crack myself up thinking how farked up would it be if say the painter Bob Ross would do that, talk about the show, take his shirt off, and be putting on his smock....
2013-05-15 03:43:53 PM  
1 votes:
I don't normally care about these sorts of shows/entertainment, but this is goddamned amusing.

How long before they shut their doors, do you think?
2013-05-15 03:43:46 PM  
1 votes:

PsyLord: OMG... I'm at the 29 minute mark and at the Ramsey/Samy face off.  This is like being a witness to a potential murder.


Too many witnesses.
2013-05-15 03:42:45 PM  
1 votes:
OMG... I'm at the 29 minute mark and at the Ramsey/Samy face off.  This is like being a witness to a potential murder.
2013-05-15 03:38:28 PM  
1 votes:
I do know that people who use the term "flavor profile" deserve to have their foreheads punctured with a meat fork.
2013-05-15 03:34:45 PM  
1 votes:
freetomato:

Good God, did you see this quote from the Yahoo link:
the help



Oh, Jim Donaldson, you've never worked in food service. Hope you like spit, semen, poop, etc in your food.
2013-05-15 03:33:49 PM  
1 votes:

Prank Call of Cthulhu: I do have to admit, though, that despite the fact that Amy is a thoroughly loathsome human being--and it pains me to say this--she is kinda hot. With that level of crazy, I bet she's an absolute force of nature between the sheets.


The guy is afraid to tell his wife that customers hate her food, and he is obviously hemorrhaging money to keep the store open to make her happy. If it's not a money laundering thing then she must be some kind of super nasty in the sex department. His whole keeping the tips and not letting anyone use the POS system makes me think laundering, but her whole thing of thinking she's amazing at everything and will do crazy shiat to prove it has me leaning towards sex fiend.

I knew those cakes were not hers immediately when I saw them, and I am not a foodie by any means. Ramsay must have known she was full of shiat.

This could be more epic than the video game controller guy.
2013-05-15 03:24:34 PM  
1 votes:

Thorndyke Barnhard: NostroZ: cookiefleck: Mustafa and borderline Barbie are the gift that keeps on giving

Indeed.  Ya'lah it's Christmas!
[weknowmemes.com image 550x407]


I was wondering about that line when I watched it...is she trying to say "YOLO" and just pronouncing it "Ya'lah"?

Does anybody else here understand the insane level of obnoxious one has to be to A) reference "YOLO" in the first place, and B) pronounce it all farked up like that?



In the previous thread this was studied out. Evidently it's arabic for "enough of this shiat, lets go", "hurry up", or something like that. Someone pointed out that in one of the Mummy movies, the characters say "Ya'lah imshi", which is like "hurry up lets go".
2013-05-15 03:16:52 PM  
1 votes:

NostroZ: cookiefleck: Mustafa and borderline Barbie are the gift that keeps on giving

Indeed.  Ya'lah it's Christmas!
[weknowmemes.com image 550x407]



I was wondering about that line when I watched it...is she trying to say "YOLO" and just pronouncing it "Ya'lah"?

Does anybody else here understand the insane level of obnoxious one has to be to A) reference "YOLO" in the first place, and B) pronounce it all farked up like that?

(You're choice of spelling, btw, has my mind hillariously jumping back and forth between allusions to Islam and H.P. Lovecraft.)

Anyway, super entertaining episode.
2013-05-15 03:14:34 PM  
1 votes:
It's probably already posted here or in the other thread but here it is anyways...

Crazy woman was once busted for stealing and using someones SS#...

http://http://www.findforms.com/pdf_files/azd/20255/86-1.pdf
2013-05-15 03:13:47 PM  
1 votes:

MFAWG: I turned this episode off, because it just HAD to be fake on some level.

And yes, the British version was far superior.


I like them both and see them as completely different shows.  The British version seems to usually be more about the restaurant and the food, and the American version seems to be more about the farked up people running their restaurants into the ground.

Both are good shows, but for different reasons.
2013-05-15 03:10:10 PM  
1 votes:

KarmicHoax: What I don't get is that on the news this morning Amy said they were working with the FBI and the Pinal County Sheriff's office.

The restaurant is in Maricopa County.


Perhaps that's where they live?

"The hacking was coming from INSIDE THE HOUSE!!!"
2013-05-15 03:05:11 PM  
1 votes:

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Guys! Someone hacked my pants and shat them! Totes not me!


i.imgur.com
2013-05-15 02:58:35 PM  
1 votes:
I'm watching the episode from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnJFH8wgegI

I just hit the 7:30 mark and holy shiat... that outburst would've made me leave even if I wasn't the one being yelled at.
2013-05-15 02:50:33 PM  
1 votes:
Wow...just f*cking wow...

I echo the sentiments of a youtube comment...they kept flashing past the knives on the wall and I kept thinking "this could end very badly".  I wish I could be more like Gordon, he's a f*cking awesome, awesome person.
2013-05-15 02:48:29 PM  
1 votes:

ArgusRun: verbal_jizm: I was going to respond that, after seeing what this farked up show did to my local Greek restaurant that the producers probably screwed these people over, but there's no way producers invented that. Holy crap. They didn't have to stage a thing here.

Yanni's?

Check's profile.  Yanni's.

The crying girl was spectacular.


Yep. Good restaurant. Kitchen Nightmares provided them nothing of value and succeeded in making them look like fools even if most of it was manufactured. For instance, the fridge full of rotting food: the producers made them turn the fridge off so the lights and equipment could be plugged into the restaurant's circuit without tripping the breaker. Amazing that food spoils when not refrigerated. Sure, you could give the owners a hard time for not anticipating this but it's not like having rotting food in the fridge is a normal occurrence for them.
2013-05-15 02:46:27 PM  
1 votes:
I hope Miranda has some great job offers after that show.
2013-05-15 02:36:59 PM  
1 votes:

Killer Cars: I could never get into the U.S version of Kitchen Nightmares since the overall production aesthetic of any episode is one that reeks of "manufactured drama", but goddamn, this particular episode sure delivered.

You watch some of the older British episodes, and after a bad meal and observing a dinner service, when Gordon goes on his "alright, we need to X, Y, and Z in order for this restaurant to become successful (which is almost always centered around STOP BUYING EXPENSIVE AND OUT OF SEASON INGREDIENTS AND USE YOUR LOCAL PRODUCERS)" rant, the owner and head chef about 50% of time just go "oh, ok, sure, whatever you say Chef. When do we start?"


Also the cleanliness of the kitchen isn't usually a part of the show, because the British show is about the food and not America's germaphobia. I loved the British one, not so much the US one.
2013-05-15 02:35:18 PM  
1 votes:
weknowgifs.com

Not enough popcorn for this
2013-05-15 02:30:23 PM  
1 votes:

ArgusRun: verbal_jizm: I was going to respond that, after seeing what this farked up show did to my local Greek restaurant that the producers probably screwed these people over, but there's no way producers invented that. Holy crap. They didn't have to stage a thing here.

Yanni's?

Check's profile.  Yanni's.

The crying girl was spectacular.


Ok, what happened at this Greek restaurant?
2013-05-15 02:24:07 PM  
1 votes:
Stealing wait staff tips?
That's a good way to find out if you can run a restaurant with all your fingers broken.

Us, we were ALL down the street when it happened. We have 50 witnesses. Including the bartender.
That's right officer. Air. Tight. Alibi.
2013-05-15 02:24:06 PM  
1 votes:
I could never get into the U.S version of Kitchen Nightmares since the overall production aesthetic of any episode is one that reeks of "manufactured drama", but goddamn, this particular episode sure delivered.

You watch some of the older British episodes, and after a bad meal and observing a dinner service, when Gordon goes on his "alright, we need to X, Y, and Z in order for this restaurant to become successful (which is almost always centered around STOP BUYING EXPENSIVE AND OUT OF SEASON INGREDIENTS AND USE YOUR LOCAL PRODUCERS)" rant, the owner and head chef about 50% of time just go "oh, ok, sure, whatever you say Chef. When do we start?"
2013-05-15 02:23:00 PM  
1 votes:
stitchesndishes.com
/obligatory
2013-05-15 02:22:38 PM  
1 votes:

KarmicHoax: What I don't get is that on the news this morning Amy said they were working with the FBI and the Pinal County Sheriff's office.

The restaurant is in Maricopa County.


If this is the door-taped-open-at-the-DNC that finally brings about the fall of Sheriff Joe, I will walk all the way to Scotland and give Gordon Ramsey a blowie.

/personally
2013-05-15 02:22:11 PM  
1 votes:
Just watched the second half of the episode.

I-I've never seen Ramsey at a loss for words before.
2013-05-15 02:21:11 PM  
1 votes:

timujin: TheSwizz: I usually watch Kitchen Nightmares on Netflix to kill time. I may have to locate this one for immediate viewing.

Merry Christmas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6LY7TJ16pg


Thanks. I'd only seen the second part of the episode. Hoo-lee shiat! Not to go all ITG but if someone got that up in my face demanding I pay for food I never received I'd probably deck them.
2013-05-15 02:20:28 PM  
1 votes:
What I don't get is that on the news this morning Amy said they were working with the FBI and the Pinal County Sheriff's office.

The restaurant is in Maricopa County.
2013-05-15 02:20:00 PM  
1 votes:

scottydoesntknow: Teknowaffle: I noticed this has a follow up tag on it. I can't find an original link to the original thread. Anyone got it?

Business tab, for some reason.


Thanks.

Also, the woman is totally what Taylor Swift will look like in 20 years.
2013-05-15 02:16:54 PM  
1 votes:

SithLord: I watched this episode the other night and could not get over how pompous these two are.  Turns out she was in jail at one time for ID theft, he was at one time a two bit mobster.  They steal tips from their house staff and resell merchandise to claim as their own.  What a bunch of business hacks.


Someone ought to explain to them:

Governments and corporations have fallen due to the power of the internet.

You can't break the kneecaps of the interwebs.

/someone bittorrent a copy of "Serenity" to them
2013-05-15 02:16:27 PM  
1 votes:

Lady Indica: One of the local papers to the restaurant interviewed the diner who got into the dispute with the owner.  Apparently, the police did show up in response to a 911 hangup, but determined that there wasn't anything to worry about and no police report was filed.

Wow, that's even more awesome. So she WAS calling when Samy screamed at her not to, and she stopped.


Holy shat. I wish she never hung up.

911: "911, what's your emergency?"
Crazy: "A customer is trying to leave without paying for his pizza!"
911: "Why?"
Crazy: "Because he's been here an hour and we haven't served it yet!"
2013-05-15 02:13:33 PM  
1 votes:
Maybe this chick has some bipolar issues?
2013-05-15 02:12:47 PM  
1 votes:

maniacbastard: thalassatx: Buncha Redshiats did it.

I took a redshiat once, scared the hell out of me.


I drank an entire bottle of this alchohol called Tattoo. It dyes the shiat out of your teeth and tounge. (in this case, blue). The next morning I peed normal, so I was wondering where the blue went. Well it went to my poo. I pooped blue for a week. It started off a dark navy blue, and gradualy lightened up to a sky and then baby powder blue.
2013-05-15 02:10:17 PM  
1 votes:
Crazy eyes?

stoopidhousewives.files.wordpress.com
thinkprogress.org
2013-05-15 02:09:33 PM  
1 votes:

king_nacho: error 303: I just sort of figured he had a bunch of money (mob money?) and she's kind of hot I guess, so he grabbed a trophy wife and let her "Follow her dream" of running a restaraunt so he gets to hit that.

I'd believe money laundering too, I guess, in the 'these guys are terrible at money laundering' sort of sense.

Facebook/Twitter hacked or not, that was some enjoyable crazy watching though.

if there was money laundering going on then they wouldn't have let the tv show in there, they get to look over the books and everything before they determine to take part


Agreed.

I'm going with he's got lots of mob money and shes a trophy wife he lets "run a restaurant" in exchange for certain "acts"
2013-05-15 02:09:18 PM  
1 votes:
scottydoesntknow:  The eyes man, she's got the crazy eyes.

thoughtsappear.files.wordpress.com
2013-05-15 02:07:09 PM  
1 votes:

Prank Call of Cthulhu: I do have to admit, though, that despite the fact that Amy is a thoroughly loathsome human being--and it pains me to say this--she is kinda hot. With that level of crazy, I bet she's an absolute force of nature between the sheets.


The eyes man, she's got the crazy eyes.

It would all be fun and games at first, until she started to use your blood as lubricant.
2013-05-15 02:06:31 PM  
1 votes:
wtf is this link?

the tool used "cray" instead of "crazy"

turned that shiat off right there....
2013-05-15 02:06:31 PM  
1 votes:

namegoeshere: Yes but when you were done she'd cut off your penis with a cake knife and eat your soul.


...and cackle "Meow, meow, meow" as she did it.
2013-05-15 02:04:43 PM  
1 votes:

Somaticasual: In fairness, the speech patterns were totally different. Her angry post on yelp, though idiotic, was at least well articulated and reasoned (even if douchey). The all caps posts were what you'd expect from a mentally-handicapped /B/ hacker doing it for the lulz. Most people don't drop that many IQ points when they're angry..


I think with the one on yelp she took time to write out the full thing, but now they just keep coming so I don't think they are stopping to proof read what they are saying and are letting emotion take over. That or she did the post on yelp and Sammy is doing the ones on facebook, etc.

I would have no doubt either way, but to me this seems like them not being able to stop, and suddenly realizing what was going on and trying to cover it up
2013-05-15 02:04:42 PM  
1 votes:

Eirik: Lady Indica: impaler: [i.huffpost.com image 570x207]

Filing false police reports is crime, is it not?

/can't wait for the "update" on this story.

You think they actually called anyone? They also claimed they'd call the cops on customers who were refusing to pay. After the owner put his hands on someone (and I swear to god, if someone did that to my bff, they'd get a farking chair across their back, he's lucky he didn't get flattened out by those guys taking a poke at them like that) they DEMANDED they call the cops.

Of course they didn't. They simply threw them out screaming while she 'pretended' to call multiple times.

They just use threats and intimidation to try to bully people. They even posted a fake Reddit thread where Reddit users were claiming 'we'd better stop guys! the police just contacted me!'

/This isn't the internet's first rodeo

One of the local papers to the restaurant interviewed the diner who got into the dispute with the owner.  Apparently, the police did show up in response to a 911 hangup, but determined that there wasn't anything to worry about and no police report was filed.


Wow, that's even more awesome. So she WAS calling when Samy screamed at her not to, and she stopped.

/crams in more popcorn.
2013-05-15 02:04:32 PM  
1 votes:
here's another youtube clip to get people up to speed with the current events and some backstory from the show.
2013-05-15 02:04:23 PM  
1 votes:
2013-05-15 02:02:47 PM  
1 votes:
I do have to admit, though, that despite the fact that Amy is a thoroughly loathsome human being--and it pains me to say this--she is kinda hot. With that level of crazy, I bet she's an absolute force of nature between the sheets.
2013-05-15 01:59:32 PM  
1 votes:

Nexzus: ferretman: The husband must be insanely rich and she must suck great dick

I don't think a woman like that would ever get her mouth near anyone else's crotch.

Endive Wombat: Because the thing is, at the end of the day, he can just make up checks and bills and act like all these customers came in and paid them lots of money for food, but just as long as the place isn't completely empty all the time and then reporting big profits, there shouldn't be any huge red flags so as long as the taxes keep coming into the IRS and the place keeps a quiet reputation. But SOMEBODY just had to call Ramsey and blow the whole cover....

I don't know. Sounds like that redditer has been watching too much Breaking Bad.

I just don't think it matters to these people how much money they're hemorraging.


The money laundering theory makes sense.
The business is obviously a money looser, why keep it around?  As a source to conceal dirty money, makes pretty good sense to me.  Sammi has a criminal past.  His other business is pretty shady.  The dots are all there, just got to connect em.
2013-05-15 01:56:31 PM  
1 votes:

Vodka Zombie: wildcardjack: RickN99: Endive Wombat: 1. If this place isn't a money laundering operation, I don't know what is.

I wouldn't think a normal strategy for concealing a money-laundering operation was to request to be on a national TV show showing how you run your operation.

It's to give cover for all the real wash shops. Everyone's looking at this one instead of the italian place that doesn't even serve decent pizza.

Man...  I miss the pizzeria by my old house that was shut down as a money-laundering outfit.  As criminal as their business was, they did make a damn good pizza.



Money launderers generally have great food for reasonable prices.  After all, if you don't care about making a profit, you can spend for high quality ingredients and pay the cook a little extra.

\These idiots aren't laundering money.
\\You have to have enough customers to cover for the fake sales and expenses.
\\\Also, National TV.
2013-05-15 01:53:53 PM  
1 votes:

RickN99: Endive Wombat: 1. If this place isn't a money laundering operation, I don't know what is.

I wouldn't think a normal strategy for concealing a money-laundering operation was to request to be on a national TV show showing how you run your operation.


if so, they are worse at laundering money than they are at running a restaurant.
2013-05-15 01:48:01 PM  
1 votes:
I was not up to date on this subject... but saw this on Yahoo (includes video of the show) and screen shots of some of the social media 'hacks'... cough, cough, samy...  epic douchebaggery.

bonus... they claim that Samy used to be like a Hugh Hefner (only better)... until he met Amy and then he gave that all up for her (she prayed for him to come into her life and GOD delivered him to her!!!)  very religious... right up til you complain about anything... the food.. .the wait for the food...  then it's 'fark you! get the hell out of my restaurant and don't come back!' and 'fark reddit' and 'fark yelp' and 'fark all the 'haters' who are just trying to hurt us....  pathetic.
2013-05-15 01:46:21 PM  
1 votes:

TheSwizz: I usually watch Kitchen Nightmares on Netflix to kill time. I may have to locate this one for immediate viewing.


Merry Christmas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6LY7TJ16pg
2013-05-15 01:45:54 PM  
1 votes:

cookiefleck: Mustafa and borderline Barbie are the gift that keeps on giving


Oh, the lulz I just had!
2013-05-15 01:45:17 PM  
1 votes:
"My facebook account, which was full of comments about me yelling at all the haters and trolls, wasn't made by me. It was hacked by those haters and trolls."

Seems legit.
2013-05-15 01:41:14 PM  
1 votes:

TheSwizz: I usually watch Kitchen Nightmares on Netflix to kill time.  I may have to locate this one for immediate viewing.


I believe this is the link to it on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnJFH8wgegI
2013-05-15 01:40:21 PM  
1 votes:

impaler: [i.huffpost.com image 570x207]

Filing false police reports is crime, is it not?

/can't wait for the "update" on this story.


You think they actually called anyone? They also claimed they'd call the cops on customers who were refusing to pay. After the owner put his hands on someone (and I swear to god, if someone did that to my bff, they'd get a farking chair across their back, he's lucky he didn't get flattened out by those guys taking a poke at them like that) they DEMANDED they call the cops.

Of course they didn't. They simply threw them out screaming while she 'pretended' to call multiple times.

They just use threats and intimidation to try to bully people. They even posted a fake Reddit thread where Reddit users were claiming 'we'd better stop guys! the police just contacted me!'

/This isn't the internet's first rodeo
2013-05-15 01:38:42 PM  
1 votes:

Endive Wombat: 1. If this place isn't a money laundering operation, I don't know what is.


I wouldn't think a normal strategy for concealing a money-laundering operation was to request to be on a national TV show showing how you run your operation.
2013-05-15 01:34:00 PM  
1 votes:

Prank Call of Cthulhu: cookiefleck: The only thing Ramsay liked were her baked goods and it turns out that she doesn't make those, she has them delivered from other bakeries.

I missed that. Did they say that in the show?

This was the greatest episode of Kitchen Nightmares ever. Meow, meow, meow.


No, she mentioned that several days ago. Check out their Facebook. They have pics of cakes that aren't theirs. Remember Ace of Cakes? She posted one of Mary Smith's cakes as hers.
2013-05-15 01:33:50 PM  
1 votes:

Somaticasual: In fairness, the speech patterns were totally different. Her angry post on yelp, though idiotic, was at least well articulated and reasoned (even if douchey). The all caps posts were what you'd expect from a mentally-handicapped /B/ hacker doing it for the lulz. Most people don't drop that many IQ points when they're angry..


Hulk smash?
2013-05-15 01:33:18 PM  
1 votes:

K.B.O. Winston: Somaticasual: In fairness, the speech patterns were totally different. Her angry post on yelp, though idiotic, was at least well articulated and reasoned (even if douchey). The all caps posts were what you'd expect from a mentally-handicapped /B/ hacker doing it for the lulz. Most people don't drop that many IQ points when they're angry..

These aren't most people.


Granted, they're still cray-cray restaurant owners. Just not quite "YOU ARE ALL SHAMEFUL SLUTS!" crazy.
2013-05-15 01:33:13 PM  
1 votes:

GleeUnit: please keep going, please keep going, please keep going

/i absolutely love a good meltdown


Indeed.

It's kind of like watching a train wreck.

Or a fat lady trying to shoehorn her butt into some spandex.

Or a pride of lions take down a zebra.
2013-05-15 01:32:48 PM  
1 votes:

FrancoFile: MaudlinMutantMollusk: What I liked is that ALL their social media accounts got hacked

/at exactly the same time

Not that uncommon to have Facebook->Twitter autofeeds.  I used to do it at my last job.


Corvus: MaudlinMutantMollusk: What I liked is that ALL their social media accounts got hacked

/at exactly the same time

They could have used the same password. Not uncommon.


I still ain't buying it
2013-05-15 01:32:33 PM  
1 votes:

IamTomJoad: I particularly enjoyed their perfect reasonable claim that "home made" doesn't mean THEY made the pastries and you are silly to believe such things because Wal-Mart doesn't make televisions and such.

With logic like that I am surprised they don't own more stores.


Especially since Ramsay asked specifically who made the pastries and she claimed she did.

And how "the pastas are homemade except the gnocchi" meant "the pastas are frozen, store-bought".
2013-05-15 01:29:54 PM  
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: What I liked is that ALL their social media accounts got hacked

/at exactly the same time


They could have used the same password. Not uncommon.
2013-05-15 01:29:28 PM  
1 votes:
1-2-3-4-5 for a password?

That's the kind of thing an idiot would have on his luggage!
2013-05-15 01:29:16 PM  
1 votes:
You'd probably go ballistic too if the teenage Aspies over at Reddit latched onto you as their next blood sacrifice.
2013-05-15 01:28:52 PM  
1 votes:

IamTomJoad: I particularly enjoyed their perfect reasonable claim that "home made" doesn't mean THEY made the pastries and you are silly to believe such things because Wal-Mart doesn't make televisions and such.

With logic like that I am surprised they don't own more stores.


How many money laundering operations does one need though, really?
2013-05-15 01:26:56 PM  
1 votes:

Sticky Hands: I didn't delve too deep but I'm pretty sure I saw a thread on /b talking about hacking their shiat for teh lulz  just yesterday.  Mostly though they were putting their faces on porns.


Although maybe they were just raiding them.
they'd post the URL and jump on there just as fast as a new one was created.
2013-05-15 01:25:47 PM  
1 votes:
I didn't delve too deep but I'm pretty sure I saw a thread on /b talking about hacking their shiat for teh lulz  just yesterday.  Mostly though they were putting their faces on porns.
2013-05-15 01:25:47 PM  
1 votes:
i.huffpost.com

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
2013-05-15 01:25:00 PM  
1 votes:

the_rev: Just to let ya'll know, my fark account has been hacked. I'm not the one responsible for all the ignorant shiat I have posted here for the past eleven years.


This is an excellent opportunity for some of the folks on the Politics tab to use the same excuse.
2013-05-15 01:24:59 PM  
1 votes:
Ahhhhh...the Wiener gambit.
2013-05-15 01:23:55 PM  
1 votes:
Though the Kitchen Nightmares clips I saw seemed to validate the fact that this woman was, in fact, that crazy, I would actually believe there was some hacking involved given the couple of comments were there was just a "meow" thrown in at the end...

But who knows?
2013-05-15 01:22:29 PM  
1 votes:
In fairness, the speech patterns were totally different. Her angry post on yelp, though idiotic, was at least well articulated and reasoned (even if douchey). The all caps posts were what you'd expect from a mentally-handicapped /B/ hacker doing it for the lulz. Most people don't drop that many IQ points when they're angry..
2013-05-15 01:21:14 PM  
1 votes:

the_rev: Just to let ya'll know, my fark account has been hacked. I'm not the one responsible for all the ignorant shiat I have posted here for the past eleven years.


Burma Shave.
2013-05-15 01:20:22 PM  
1 votes:
please keep going, please keep going, please keep going

/i absolutely love a good meltdown
 
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