Best Shit Show Phoenix 2013 - Amy's Baking Company
7366 E. Shea Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260-6471
"Ugly," "loser," and "moron" may not be the first words that come to mind as a way for a restaurant owner to speak to an unhappy customer, but in 2010, Amy Bouzaglo, of the now infamous Amy's Baking Company in Scottsdale, chose to use them anyway. The bit of press the incident received was nothing compared to what was to come three years later, when the then-dubbed "Crazy Amy," her husband Samy, and their restaurant were featured — none too positively — on the season finale of Kitchen Nightmares. The Bouzaglos sealed their shit-show fame on the Internet shortly after the episode aired, with a social media meltdown of epic proportions which included insulting commenters ("you are just trash"), then claiming their sites had been hacked, then launching a grand re-opening campaign in late May that was tepid, at best. But why stop the shit show there? Following news of Samy's possible deportation to Israel, a strict employee contract that includes a $250 penalty for not showing up to work on holidays and weekends, and their own line of catchphrase T-shirts, there's now talk of the Bouzaglo's bad behavior landing them their own reality television show. Oh, brother.