Nightclub-restaurant guru Jon Taffer , who has started, flipped and/or owned over 600 establishments in a career spanning three decades, joined us to discuss his success-themed TV series Bar Rescue. From the producers of Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, this weekly reality program secretly puts a struggling bar under a microscope. After hidden camera footage is reviewed, Jon meets with the owner and with a proven, no-nonsense formula, revamps every aspect of the business: from its theme to staffing, pricing to promotions, menus to music.
Also, Jon is joined by a rotating group of experts including his wife, Nicole, plus mixologists, chefs and hospitality consultants who nitpick everything else from the perfect pour to the proper height of a bar stool (who knew?).
A two-time winner of the Bar Operator of the Year Award, Jon also shares the top Do's and Don'ts when entertaining at home especially during the awards season which wraps with the Oscars on February 24th. The third season of Bar Rescue premieres Sunday, Feb. 10th on Spike TV.