'Kitchen Nightmares': Amy’s Baking Co. Blames Facebook Posts on Hackers
The Facebook page for Amy's Baking Company was an ugly mess after owners Amy and Samy Bouzaglo were featured on Gordon Ramsay's “Kitchen Nightmares.” Outraged viewers flooded the restaurant's social media outlets, including Yelp, to call them “horrible,” “rude” and their behavior “criminal.” The twosome appeared to hit back at posters with an all-caps tirade, but they now say a hacker is to blame.
The couple's behavior on the show was even too much for Ramsay. For the first time, he walked out before renovations. In the episode, which aired May 10, the Scottsdale couple was accused of stealing tips from employees, selling desserts from other restaurants and being extremely rude to customers.
As the angry commenters bashed them online, the pair responded to the "witch hunt" by calling them "stupid" and asking them to "piss off." The posts were later removed, however, and the couple says hackers were to blame. Screen shots of the exchange were all over the web.
“Obviously our Facebook, YELP, Twitter and Website have been hacked. We are working with the local authorities as well as the FBI computer crimes unit to ensure this does not happen again. We did not post those horrible things. Thank You Amy & Samy.”
Watch the videos to see the couple in action and check out their Facebook posts below, some which have been removed.
“WE ARE NOT FREAKING OUT. WE DO NOT CARE ABOUT A "WITCH HUNT" I AM NOT A WITCH. I AM GODS CHILD. PISS OFF ALL OF YOU. F**K REDDITS, F**K YELP AND F**K ALL OF YOU. BRING IT. WE WILL FIGHT BACK.”
“I AM NOT STUPID ALL OF YOU ARE. YOU JUST DO NOT KNOW GOOD FOOD. IT IS NOT UNCOMMON TO RESELL THINGS WALMART DOES NOT MAKE THEIR ELECTRONICS OR TOYS SO LAY OFF!!!!”
“To all of the Yelpers and Reddits: Bring it on. you are just pussies. come to arizona. you are weaker than my wife, and weaker than me. come to my business. say it to my face. man to man. my wife is a jewel in the desert. you are just trash. reddits and yelpers just working together to bring us down. Pathetic.”
“This is Samy. I am keeping note of all names here. We will be pursuing action against you legaly, and against reddit and yelp, for this plot you have come together on. you are all just punks.”
“We do not, nor have we ever stolen or taken any of our servers ,waitresses, or waiters tips at Amy's Baking Company… I would challenge any of our employees past or present to come forward with proof that we have ever done such a horrible thing.” Samy admitted on the show that he keeps the tips.