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Avoid Amy's Baking Company Freakout: Five Tips From PR Guru Larry Carrino

Yesterday, the Internet completely blew up with the story of the war between Amy's Baking Company owners Amy and Samy and everyone on the planet earth (with the possible exception of some cats).

The Scottsdale, Arizona, restaurateurs have the dubious distinction of having Kitchen Nightmares host Gordon Ramsay walk out on them, before telling them they were "too far gone" (to which Amy replied, "Yala, yala... It's Christmas. Let's go home"). Of course, in the 40 minutes or so prior to that moment, we also watched Amy's husband Samy tell a customer to "get the f**k out of here," Amy fire an employee for asking a question, and the couple pocket the servers' tips.

After the show aired, Amy got busy on her business' Facebook page calling Yelpers "shit" and saying that God was on their side. The couple later claimed that their Facebook, Yelp, Twitter, and website had all been hacked.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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