Who pays for the stuff on Bar Rescue?
Do you cover the cost of the renovations and upgrades or do the bar owners have to pay some of it back? My sponsors and I pay for everything. The owner doesn’t pay one dime. We even leave them with food & beverage inventory, along with plates, silverware, glassware, and everything they need.
Does Jon Taffer get a percentage of the bars he helps?
The show itself does get a percentage of profits from the bars it renovates. The percentage is 2% to 5% and lasts for a couple of years depending on the contract negotiated and the amount of planned renovations being done. However, that percentage goes to the show itself as part of its profits.
Does Jon Taffer own any bars or restaurants?
“I’ve always owned bars, but I’ve never had my name on the sign before. That’s a big difference,” Taffer, 67, tells PEOPLE of his full-service restaurant concept, Taffer’s Tavern, which recently expanded in Washington, D.C. and Boston.