Amy's Baking Company, the Scottsdale, Ariz., restaurant that was made famous in a 2013 episode of Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, is closing, and now there are more details on the shutter, per the Phoenix Business Journal. Wife-and-husband owners Amy and Samy Bouzaglo told the PBJ they are selling the restaurant to start a whole sale dessert business, and they've been embroiled in a dispute with a former landlord over some sort of mysterious odors at the restaurant.
The Bouzaglos claim the odors forced them to close their restaurant on multiple occasions, costing "as much as $300,000" in revenue. City of Scottsdale officials and private contractors reportedly haven't been able to determine the cause of the odors.
Following the Amy's Baking Company episode of Kitchen Nightmares, reaction on social media was predictably negative. The restaurant owners lashed out in a bizarre Facebook meltdown, though they later claimed their account was hacked. However, recent tweets directed at an Eater editor who reported on the restaurant's impending shutter indicate the Bouzaglos have a penchant for getting nasty on the Internet.
@superdaniela You& your big mouth have made a very serious mistake."Stealing tips" is a Very slanderous accusationYour story is inaccurate.— Amy's Baking Co. (@bouzagloabc) July 11, 2015
@superdaniela I suggest you check your facts and fix your story before I sue you for slander. The AP did NOT report that. A complete lie— Amy's Baking Co. (@bouzagloabc) July 11, 2015
The Bouzaglos were shown pocketing the restaurant staff's tips during the episode of Kitchen Nightmares.
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