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Kitchen Nightmares - Amy's Baking Company - 05/10/2013

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Donbadabon, May 10, 2013.

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    cwerdna

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    heySkippy

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    murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    The science involved in cooking and baking is quite different, so it's not surprising that people specialize in one thing or the other.

    But a restaurant called "so-and-so's BAKING company" that doesn't make their own baked goods? Oy!

    That's like the seafood restaurants at the seaside that don't buy from the fishermen bringing in fresh fish every day, but stock their walk-ins with frozen stuff shipped in from somewhere else. And we all know how Ramsay feels about that, right?
     
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    newsposter

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    i was gonna say that wm doesnt make anything (that i know of), but then again i somehow doubt she's the only person that thinks wm actually makes products
     
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    TonyTheTiger

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    I guess there's never been a more appropriate thread to say...


    The cake is a lie!!


    ;)
     
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    garyh

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    Actually, our Walmart does in fact bake and decorate cakes on site, and they are decent cakes for the price - but not the quality of a good stand alone bakery by any stretch of the imagination, so Walmart is better than Amy's for fresh cakes.
     
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    sharkster

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    pmyers

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    How can they argue they confiscated tips? He admitted it. It doesn't matter that they pay more than minimum server wages, the fact remains that people left money as a tip for the server and he took every cent of it.
     
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    Ment

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    Guess they are saying the workers aren't getting shortchanged in wages. $8-$14 per hour = $Minimum AZ wage for tipped worker 4.80+tips . Given how poor their food/service is the workers probably weren't making huge tips anyway. Still don't think they are following the intent of the law but it may not be a federal offense.
     
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    JYoung

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    Are they reporting that income on their taxes?
     
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    BradJW

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    That might be the million dollar question there. I'd bet they aren't. That'd suck to go through an audit for this.
     
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    Ment

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    Depends if it was income to them. It could just have normalized wages among the employees, ie weekend shift workers take home the same as weekday. But the way they were doing it doesn't fit into tip pooling methods sometimes used for wait staff so it may run afoul of some labor laws. I'm sure with all this attention they'll get reviewed by some agencies.
     
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    inaka

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    Let's see...judging by Amy lying on national TV and saying that she alone baked all of the desserts in the case, and judging by Amy being a felon, I'm going to have to guess that's a big a NO on that. :D
     
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    JYoung

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    Yes, I've heard about a tip pool but as I understand it, here, the owners were pocketing the money, not redistributing it among the shift.

    That makes it income either to the business or them personally.

    (And I know that the IRS considers tips for Wait Staff, income.)
     
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    Bighouse

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    Omg. I loved portal!
     
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    Jstkiddn

    Jstkiddn Shutity up up up

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    pmyers

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    I understand their justification (they are paying a higher hourly wage in leu of tips, which of course no restraunt on the planet does that I've ever heard of), but they cannot deny they are taking tips from the servers. That's exactly what they showed and admitted to.
     

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