SCOTTSDALE - Amy's Baking Company has canceled its Tuesday press conference that would have answered questions about controversy surrounding the business after its social media meltdown last week.
The owners, Amy and Samy Bouzaglo, decided to cancel the previously scheduled 1 p.m. press conference due to legal threats from Fox producers and other threats from "online bullies," according to a press release.
Gordon Ramsay's Fox show "Kitchen Nightmares," sparked the controversy over the Scottsdale bakery after it showed the Bouzaglos treating the celebrity chef, its guests and employees poorly, with allegations that the husband and wife team stole their wait staff's tips.
In addition, the Rose+Moser+Allyn public relations firm announced Monday that it would no longer be representing Amy's Baking Company after Tuesday's grand re-opening event , which has not been canceled. Seating for that event filled so quickly that the Bouzaglos opted to extend the grand re-opening to a weeklong event.
The Bouzaglos maintain their Facebook page was hacked after the "Kitchen Nightmares" episode aired, and say they filed an incident report with Scottsdale police. The owners believe they were the target of an organized hacking group, according to a press release.
More than 1,000 reservations have reportedly been made since the restaurant's grand re-opening was announced last week. Amy's Baking Company held a job fair Sunday to fill 30 positions prior to the grand re-opening.