Kitchen Nightmares' most hated restaurant owners Amy and Samy Bouzaglo, of Amy's Baking Company in Arizona, continue to fight with the social media mob that attacks them online, but a new interview with the controversial couple reveals that's the least of their problems!
As Radar reported last year after their first appearance on Gordon Ramsay's hit FOX show, Samy — a native Moroccan — was facing deportation due to a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement case to revoke his residency status.
And now it seems, the case has moved forward, because azcentral.com reports that Samy has been ordered deported for failing to disclose a criminal past in Europe decades ago.
He is currently appealing, the couple says.
"He's never broken the laws. He's only obeyed, respected the law of America. He loves this country and he fights for this country," Amy told the Arizona news outlet.
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But you haven't seen the last of the Bouzaglos. Their episode on Kitchen Nightmares was so widely publicized that producers took Ramsay back for a followup episode that will open their new season at the end of the month.
The Bouzaglos are still running their restaurant together — and to avoid accusations by serving staff like they encountered in the past, they employ just one person. A dishwasher.
"My husband and I don't need anybody to work this restaurant. We don't depend on anybody," Amy said.
"Sometimes he doesn't come if he's sick, we can't force him. We're not going to break his leg because he's not coming to work."
According to the Bouzaglos, their new followup episode of Kitchen Nightmares was filmed last summer and the crew wasn't warmly welcomed.
"When I open the door they say, 'It's Kitchen Nightmares,' I say Kitchen Nightmares? What the f**k you want here?" Samy revealed.
"I say it, yes. I say it like this, yes."
Will you tune in to Amy's Baking Company's return to Kitchen Nightmares on Feb. 28?