Just in case you didn’t catch last night’s mind-blowing Kitchen Nightmare’s season finale, you can watch it here in full.
This episode follows the lives and business habits of Samy and Amanda Bossingham and their failing restaurant, Amy’s Baking Company.
The spectacle includes the owner, Samy, shouting expletives at customers who dared to wonder where their food is after a two hour wait, Amanda firing a quiet waitress who dared to ask if a meal had been plated properly, and most shockingly the owners openly admitting they gave 0% of tips to the wait staff. They pocketed 100% of the tips, and had gone through over 100 service people in only a year.
The reason there is so much rage at this couple, at least for me, is not just that they run a bad business and treat their customers and employees with so much hostility one can barely stand to watch, but that these kind of businesses and people who run them flourish. Many of us have been afraid of our aggressive employers, unfairly blamed for our higher-ups mistakes. All of us bottom-feeders, we’ve been the butt at one point or another of rich entitled people trying to either sell us garbage or blame us for serving it.
Ladies and gentleman, meet the face of the Garbage-Makers. These are the people who feed you garbage, who pay you minimum wage without tips to sell their garbage, who threaten to call the police when you do not pay for their garbage.
And no, I don’t pity that they are the butt of nearly every social networking joke from now until they go under.
It’s this year’s Cook’s Source Magazine Scandal. Anyone remember them? Yeah that’s right. They wanted to fight every yelp review and nameless blogger and facebook user and redditor too.
And well, who the fuck has heard of them since? Judith Griggs, you have family.