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Amy's Baking Company Decides To Give Servers Their Tips

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It looks like the folks over at Amy's Baking Company have turned over a new leaf, and will be offering to give their servers the tips they earned instead of withholding them for their own use. Who knows? Maybe their newly-hired PR firm helped them figure out that it's not cool to be stealing from your employees. Or maybe they're just trying to live up to their self-proclamation that they really are good people to work for.

Despite the fact that Morrocan-born Samy served 15 years in jail in Germany and France for drug trafficking, and all the craziness that insued online after their episode of "Kitchen Nightmares," the Bouzaglos insist they're solid employers.

Says the Daily Mail:

Amy admitted: ‘Since the show, we recognise the outcry and now we’re giving the servers their tips. It would still work out in their favour to be be paid hourly, but now they’re guaranteed to make a minimum of $7.80 an hour and we make sure they go home with more than that, 100 per cent.' She also said the couple no longer include the non-compete clause in their contract - and never took anything from anyone's paycheque, adding they are now looking for new staff, insisting: 'We are very good, strong people to work with and the staff we have now, they love us, they know who we are.'

Well, maybe they're good to be working for if you're a reality TV producer like the folks who cut them a deal. But this all sounds so sketchy. Especially considering the outrageous number of employees, over 100 it's claimed, who quit in just one year. L.A.'s actors-turned-servers move along quickly, but that's high even for one of our area restaurants.
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That hasn't stopped the gaggle of curious tourists from coming into Amy's though. Eater says that they've started minting t-shirts with phrases like "I survived Amy's Baking Company," "Here's your pizza, go f**k yourself," and "I speak Feline, MEOW!!" for their guests to take home. At least they seem to have gained a sense of humor from this whole shit show.