Drama-filled Scottsdale restaurant plans job fair and grand reopening

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by Jared Dillingham

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Posted on May 17, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Updated Friday, May 17 at 10:00 PM

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The now infamous owners of Amy's Baking Company in Scottsdale say after a week-long shutdown of their restaurant, they're looking to relaunch and hire dozens of new employees.

Amy's will hold a job fair Sunday afternoon, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the restaurant, which is near Scottsdale and Shea Roads.

They're looking for cooks, servers, hosts, bussers, and dishwashers, and say they plan to hire 30 people.

Judging by the week Amy's has had, the job might come with some drama.

Amy Bouzaglo says she came under personal attack following the airing of a "Kitchen Nightmares" episode, in which celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey walked out claiming her restaurant was beyond his help.

Bouzaglo and her husband were seen fighting with and yelling at customers. Former employees accuse the couple of stealing tips.

Bouzaglo says her voicemail is full of angry messages, and her Facebook page is full of nasty posts. She claims they're the victims of Internet bullies, and insists the equally-nasty, profanity-ridden rants posted from her account are from hackers.

Bouzaglo hired a well-known Phoenix public relations firm, and has planned a press conference to explain their side of the story.

She says she'll talk Tuesday night, before her restaurant's grand re-opening. Her PR representative says reservations for the relaunch are booked.
 

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