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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.

  1. May 17, 2013 #81 of 199
    Langree

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    I'm sure if he'd really gotten to spend time in the kitchen he'd notice the lack of any prep baking etc..
     
  2. May 17, 2013 #82 of 199
    jsmeeker

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    Well, there are certainly plenty of places not in the USA that do. The "tip 15-20% on a restaurant check" is NOT a global thing my any means.


    But even within the USA, I know of some places where the meal price is service inclusive.
     
  3. May 17, 2013 #83 of 199
    billboard_NE

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    Very fishy, they are not servers, their title was food runner, or something like that, also there has to be a tie into Sammy entering all the orders into the POS, maybe "food runners" can't enter orders into the kitchen directly.

    very slimy
     
  4. May 17, 2013 #84 of 199
    NorthAlabama

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    agreed. legal or not, i bet if abc disclosed up front "the person waiting on you gets none of the tip, the tip goes to the owners", there would be a big drop in tips.
     
  5. May 17, 2013 #85 of 199
    zordude

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    I think there was 1 "food runner" and 1 "waitress/order taker"
     
  6. May 18, 2013 #86 of 199
    sharkster

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    Yeah, it seems like ethically it would only be right to have that fact posted for all to see. It's underhanded to allow customers to think they are tipping their servers (or whatever the abc bunch wants to CALL them) when that goes to the owners who were the ones who made the experience less than good.

    Seems like the servers are working their butts off to take care of the customers (i.e. earning those tips) while the owners are a big clusterf*k (yet they GET the tips). So wrong.
     
  7. May 18, 2013 #87 of 199
    jakerock

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    Wow I just got a change.org email for a petition asking the US Department of Labor to investigate them.
     
  8. May 18, 2013 #88 of 199
    Einselen

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    She falls below the Vicky Mendoza Diagonal. I actually feel bad for Samy as I think he might be an ok guy without Amy. He was very passive and I think afraid of his own wife and when she got mad, he just agreed with her.
     
  9. May 18, 2013 #89 of 199
    Boston Fan

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    But he's a gangster! :D
     
  10. May 18, 2013 #90 of 199
    MikeAndrews

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    The tip thing is because tips are usually CASH, and payroll is on the books. Doh!

    Samy wants the CASH.
     
  11. May 19, 2013 #91 of 199
    Langree

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    I bet that's it, he's not declaring any tips, therefore not getting taxed on any CASH tips collected.

    His POS would track credit card tips, but the business doesn't get taxed on those. They "pass through", even though they get deposited in his acct. It's not declared as income by the business.

    Since the servers don't collect/declare, no paper trail.
     
  12. May 19, 2013 #92 of 199
    murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    Oh, sure, and when looking at the pantry and freezers and so on, the lack of ingredients would make it evident, too. I was thinking of the scenes early in KN episodes where he is served food.

    There was one episode recently repeated on BBC America, a soul food place, where Ramsay ordered red velvet cake (baked on site by the mother of the owner). It was the only food he sampled that was good.

    That's the only baked dessert I've seen on KN so far, but I haven't seen very many episodes.
     
  13. May 19, 2013 #93 of 199
    Ment

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    Its been months since I've paid tips in actual cash instead of adding it on the CC receipt. So how do you takes those CC tips without leaving a paper trail.
     
  14. May 20, 2013 #94 of 199
    NorthAlabama

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    it looks like abc has changed their mind, and decided to let servers keep their tips from now on.

    and they are holding a job fair, in time for the re-launch:


    my question - who's going to show up after the first night?

    sure, it has a quriosity, entertainment value, but given the fact that it's the same food and chef, and owners, would you go?
     
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    robojerk

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    funny
    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfD8L1euBuk[/media]
     
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    Waldorf

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    Mr. Scrib's is a pizza place in Phoenix. Not really near ABC, but I guess they seized the opportunity for free publicity. :i
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  19. May 22, 2013 #99 of 199
    sharkster

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    There's an 'e' in salads?

    Love the pic. Fortunately for me, I've never had to work in food service but I wouldn't imagine that I would show up in hopes of being hired by these people - well, unless I've been living in a cave for the last six months.

    From what I've seen, read, and heard, since the Ramsay episode, I just cannot possibly imagine that things would change with them. Glad they are going to cut loose the tips (assuming that's true - they aren't exactly known for being honest), but I don't see the other customer and employee abuses ending. They don't know better because they don't WANT to know better.
     
  20. pmyers

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    That picture is awesome!
     

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