Steve Riccelli took over the shop seven years ago -- it was his dream to own a bakery, but that dream was turning into a nightmare. Steve wiped out his savings to get the bakery up and running, and sales have since dropped off. Steve was spending seven days a week at the shop to make ends meet, and admitted he was burnt out.
With a little tough love, a few tense fights, some recipe updates and training of the bakery's so-called incompetent staff, Kerry turned the bakery from a dingy hole-in-the-wall to a destination for locals and tourists. Steve's wife, A.J., couldn't believe it. In fact, she began to cry the moment she saw the makeover.
KERRY: "I know that this has had a profound effect on you, and a few tears every once in a while when they're good ones, it's worthwhile."
A.J.: "Thank you. So much."
A.J. couldn't help but smile -- she was finally getting her husband back from the bakery. Kerry's makeover included a total redesign, with a new color scheme, updated appliances and new displays. Steve couldn't have been happier.
He told The Express-Times, the experience was well worth it.
"We were definitely overwhelmed. These people are pros in every respect ... we had a lot of fun that week, even though it was the coldest week of the year ... they actually pulled [it] off and did a wonderful job with it."
Fans thought so, too -- they were loving the episode and Schubert's new look.