History Series / BarRescue

25th Jun '17 10:53:27 AM nombretomado
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** The owners at O'Face, in season three, were so incredibly hopeless that Taffer actually ''did'' give up and walk out on the rescue, saying he didn't want his name associated with them. Between the various police reports, the drinking by staff members, and the video evidence Taffer acquired of one of the co-owners physically injuring the bartender (he even tried to bribe his bouncer to ''throw the bartender through a glass window''), there was no chance in hell of their getting any help from Taffer. According to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar_Rescue the show's page]] on TheOtherWiki, this is the only bar Taffer has refused to rescue in over thirty years of rescuing bars.[[note]]The owners of O'Face were ranked #1 on Taffer's top 10 list of the worst owners he encountered during the first 3 seasons of the show.[[/note]]

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** The owners at O'Face, in season three, were so incredibly hopeless that Taffer actually ''did'' give up and walk out on the rescue, saying he didn't want his name associated with them. Between the various police reports, the drinking by staff members, and the video evidence Taffer acquired of one of the co-owners physically injuring the bartender (he even tried to bribe his bouncer to ''throw the bartender through a glass window''), there was no chance in hell of their getting any help from Taffer. According to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar_Rescue the show's page]] on TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, this is the only bar Taffer has refused to rescue in over thirty years of rescuing bars.[[note]]The owners of O'Face were ranked #1 on Taffer's top 10 list of the worst owners he encountered during the first 3 seasons of the show.[[/note]]
5th Jun '17 5:04:22 PM KoopaKid17
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* OhCrap: In later seasons, this has become the standard reaction when the bar staff, particularly the owners, see Taffer walking in for the first time.
5th Jun '17 4:59:32 PM KoopaKid17
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** This happened once with Taffer's daughter who was served nachos with cross-contamination in J.A. Murphy's and with his wife when the owner of Sand Dollar flirted with her. In both cases, Taffer nearly threatened to walk out on the rescue.

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** This happened once with Taffer's daughter who was served nachos with cross-contamination in J.A. Murphy's and with his wife when the owner of Sand Dollar flirted with her. In both cases, Taffer nearly threatened to walk out on the rescue.
5th Jun '17 10:09:03 AM KoopaKid17
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*** The Undisputed Bar episode had Taffer explode on the owner for his negligence. Not only was the owner drunk but he let in a bunch of thugs and, when revealed the premium drinks were really cheap alternatives sold at premium prices, the bar turned into a brawl that put the bar staff, the customers, and his filming crew in danger.
*** Owners and staff members who refill premium-label beverage bottles with cheap brands.[[note]]Which is illegal and can get that bar's liquor license pulled.[[/note]]

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*** The Undisputed Bar episode had Taffer explode on the owner for his negligence. Not only was the owner drunk but he let in a bunch of thugs and, when revealed the premium drinks were really cheap alternatives sold at premium prices, the bar turned into a brawl that put the bar staff, the customers, and his filming crew in danger.
*** Owners and staff members who [[ExpensiveGlassOfCrap refill premium-label beverage bottles with cheap brands.brands]].[[note]]Which is illegal and can get that bar's liquor license pulled.[[/note]][[/note]]
*** The Undisputed Bar had plenty of these for Taffer. Not only was the owner drunk but he let in a bunch of thugs and, when revealed the premium drinks were really cheap alternatives sold at premium prices, the bar turned into a brawl that put the bar staff, other customers, and [[ItsPersonal the filming crew in danger]]. All this led to Taffer exploding on the owner for his negligence.


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* ItsPersonal: Taffer cares deeply for the staff of his show, his experts and his family. Any time they are put in danger or insulted, Taffer is sure to let the offending parties know.
** This happened once with Taffer's daughter who was served nachos with cross-contamination in J.A. Murphy's and with his wife when the owner of Sand Dollar flirted with her. In both cases, Taffer nearly threatened to walk out on the rescue.
** Taffer nearly got into a fight with Ami, owner of [=ZanZBar=], when he called expert chef Brian Duffy "fat boy".
** The most extreme case of this came in The Undisputed Bar where Taffer discovered the owner was substituting premium liquor with cheap replacements. When the customers (many of them thugs invited by the owner) found out about this, the situation escalated into a full-scale brawl which got the police involved. Taffer actually called in a staff meeting to determine if the rescue was really worth it. Later that day, Taffer ripped the owner a new one for allowing his crew to be assaulted.
18th Apr '17 1:32:30 PM rjd1922
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** Taffer has threatened to just walk out and not help the owner on more than one occasion (and sometimes will walk out for a while, or evening to let the owners and staff know just how close they are to having Taffer completely RageQuit from rescuing them. The one where he finally gave up and did just that was the O'Face Bar.

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** Taffer has threatened to just walk out and not help the owner on more than one occasion (and sometimes will walk out for a while, or evening to let the owners and staff know just how close they are to having Taffer completely RageQuit from rescuing them.them). The one where he finally gave up and did just that was the O'Face Bar.
18th Apr '17 8:38:55 AM PF
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** Gipsy's owner, Paul, walked out during the relaunch as SBLV. Just as the staff were enjoying the new work environment, he came back two days later and closed it for good. Indeed, Paul had such a poor attitude about it that he literally interrupted Jon's reveal countdown to fire his bartender Brandon, right before he could even ''see'' the renovations.
** O'Face Bar amounted to being Taffer's [[Series/KitchenNightmares Amy's Baking Company]]. Not only did the episode ''start'' with the manager physically assaulting one of the servers in the parking lot, but at the end, Taffer gave up entirely on the bar and walked away after they proceeded to ignore every single thing he said (starting by firing ''the server who was attacked'' instead of her attacker). The last straw for Taffer was when he did a complete background check on the bar (something he doesn't normally do) and found out that not only were there multiple police reports about the bar, but there was video footage of one of the bar co-owners hitting the bartender during an argument and ''even tried to bribe the bouncer to throw the bartender through a glass window!''
*** Even worse, that bouncer was the OnlySaneEmployee (aside from the aforementioned fired assault victim), and was actually working hard to try to help Taffer and convince the management he was trying to help. Naturally, he was fired not long after filming. Ironically, throughout the episode, the rest of the staff claimed ''he'' was the weak link and wasn't doing his job - [[{{Hypocrite}} while they were all ditching the training to drink in the staff room]].

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** Gipsy's owner, Paul, walked out during the relaunch as SBLV. Just as the staff were enjoying the new work environment, he came back two days later and closed it for good. Indeed, Paul had such a poor attitude about it that he literally interrupted Jon's Taffer's reveal countdown to fire his bartender Brandon, right before he could even ''see'' the renovations.
** O'Face Bar amounted to being Taffer's [[Series/KitchenNightmares Amy's Baking Company]]. Not only did the episode ''start'' with the manager physically assaulting one of the servers in the parking lot, but at the end, Taffer gave up entirely on the bar and walked away after they proceeded to ignore every single thing he said (starting by firing ''the server who was attacked'' instead of her attacker). The last straw for Taffer was when he did a complete background check on the bar (something he doesn't normally do) and found out that not only were there multiple police reports about the bar, but there was video footage of one of the bar co-owners hitting the bartender during an argument and ''even tried to bribe the bouncer to throw the bartender through a glass window!''
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window!'' Even worse, that bouncer was the OnlySaneEmployee (aside from the aforementioned fired assault victim), and was actually working hard to try to help Taffer and convince the management he was trying to help. Naturally, he was fired not long after filming. Ironically, throughout the episode, the rest of the staff claimed ''he'' was the weak link and wasn't doing his job - [[{{Hypocrite}} while they were all ditching the training to drink in the staff room]].



* DudeNotFunny: If Jon catches an owner or staff member laughing or smiling at him during a rant, he will stop and call them out on it.

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* DudeNotFunny: If Jon Taffer catches an owner or staff member laughing or smiling at him during a rant, he will stop and call them out on it.
18th Apr '17 8:36:51 AM PF
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** In the Murphy's Law episode, the bar's name reminds Jon of J.A. Murphy's(which was changed to the same name).

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** In the Murphy's Law episode, the bar's name reminds Jon Taffer of J.A. Murphy's(which was changed to the same name).Murphy's.
18th Apr '17 8:34:11 AM PF
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*** Punching bag machines due to them being a huge legal liability. Jon lost a lawsuit involving them so if he sees one, he will demand that the owner get rid of it.

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*** Punching bag machines due to them being a huge legal liability. Jon Taffer lost a lawsuit involving them so if he sees one, he will demand that the owner get rid of it.



** This has, over the years become the apparent case of Piratz Tavern. It was doing better for a while, taking advantage of being a unique niche bar, earning about average or above average reviews. But neither Taffer nor the Piratz' crew have anything nice to say of each other; Taffer thinks they're a sinking ship and they think he's an arrogant blowhard. In April 2015 it seems they are indeed closed for good; however, the owners are still in the bar business (their new bar is called "Bar Refuge"), and it would seem they've buried the hatchet with Taffer, as he calls on them for recon in a later episode.

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** This has, over the years become the apparent case of Piratz Tavern. It was doing better for a while, taking advantage of being a unique niche bar, earning about average or above average reviews. But neither Taffer nor the Piratz' crew have anything nice to say of each other; Taffer thinks they're a sinking ship and they think he's an arrogant blowhard. In April 2015 2015, it seems they are indeed closed for good; however, the owners are still in the bar business (their new bar is called "Bar Refuge"), and it would seem they've buried the hatchet with Taffer, as he calls on them for recon in a later episode.



* BrooklynRage: Taffer himself could be a Trope Exemplar. In addition, several of the bars he has rescued in the NY area have had some of the biggest blowouts between the owners. Examples being The Undisputed (Yonkers) and Jack's Fire Department (Queens).

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* BrooklynRage: Taffer himself could be a Trope Exemplar.trope exemplar. In addition, several of the bars he has rescued in the NY area have had some of the biggest blowouts between the owners. Examples being The Undisputed (Yonkers) and Jack's Fire Department (Queens).



*** The only reason Taffer didn't do for the O'Face employees what he did for Headhunters is because, with the exception of the bouncer and the bartender that was fired, [[BlackAndGrayMorality the employees were just as bad.]]



*** Subverted in that he returns the next day both times, but he walks out twice during the episode at Underground Wonder. Still, he just flat-out gives up on talking with the owner Lonie, on both the first night and during the post stress-test review, due to her NeverMyFault attitude. The only reason why he and the experts return the next morning on both occasions is because her son, who has ''much'' better business sense, pleads with Jon to come back and keeps trying to convince his mother to let Taffer help.

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*** Subverted in that he returns the next day both times, but he walks out twice during the episode at Underground Wonder. Still, he just flat-out gives up on talking with the owner Lonie, on both the first night and during the post stress-test review, due to her NeverMyFault attitude. The only reason why he and the experts return the next morning on both occasions is because her son, who has ''much'' better business sense, pleads with Jon Taffer to come back and keeps trying to convince his mother to let Taffer help.



** Jon tries getting through to The Dugout and its owner Eddie in every way he can. Eddie's unwillingness to change his ways or even ''smile'' at customers angers Jon to the point of him reluctantly agreeing to do the makeover only because it was his obligation. When [[BerserkButton Eddie shows up to the relaunch drunk]], Jon and ''the entire staff'' finally abandon the rescue.

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** Jon Taffer tries getting through to The Dugout and its owner Eddie in every way he can. Eddie's unwillingness to change his ways or even ''smile'' at customers angers Jon to the point of him reluctantly agreeing to do the makeover only because it was his obligation. When [[BerserkButton Eddie shows up to the relaunch drunk]], Jon Taffer and ''the entire staff'' finally abandon the rescue.
18th Apr '17 8:25:10 AM PF
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** The absolute worst of the bunch, however, has to be Steve from Headhunters. He was so oblivious to his own personal failings, so utterly [[LackOfEmpathy lacking in empathy]] towards his customers and employees, that he didn't realize why it was bad that he wasn't paying his employees. He also denied that he had a cockroach problem right until he was served a glass with a dead roach floating in it.
*** It was so bad, in fact, that Taffer offered to help the employees to get jobs at other bars, thus deliberately sabotaging Steve (ie, the guy he's supposed to be helping). He would later do this again with the staff of Second Base when he aborts his re-rescue.

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** The absolute worst of the bunch, however, has to be Steve from Headhunters. He was so oblivious to his own personal failings, so utterly [[LackOfEmpathy lacking in empathy]] towards his customers and employees, that he didn't realize why it was bad that he wasn't paying his employees. He also denied that he had a cockroach problem right until he was served a glass with a dead roach floating in it.
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it. It was so bad, in fact, that Taffer offered to help the employees to get jobs at other bars, thus deliberately sabotaging Steve (ie, the guy he's supposed to be helping). He would later do this again with the staff of Second Base when he aborts his re-rescue.
18th Apr '17 8:18:00 AM PF
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Unintentionally invoked by Taffer at the Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar.

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Unintentionally invoked by Taffer at the Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar.Bar:



** Lonie, owner of Underground Wonder Bar (renamed, albeit only shortly, to Clear Bar), is a rare GenderFlip version of this trope. Absolutely awful non-existent management skills, and acting like a spoiled brat despite being clearly well past 50 or 60. Her first meeting with Taffer, she spends the entire meeting doodling on the paper table cover with crayons (that she puts out for customers to do the same), hearts and "Anger Lines". She brushes off Taffer and the chef expert there to help her every chance she gets, insulting or questioning a decision all the time. Then despite signing an agreement that she would not change the name back to Underground Wonder Bar for at least one year, just days after Taffer left she took down the Clear name and went back to calling it the old name.

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** Lonie, owner of Underground Wonder Bar (renamed, albeit only shortly, to Clear Bar), is a rare GenderFlip version of this trope.this. Absolutely awful non-existent management skills, and acting like a spoiled brat despite being clearly well past 50 or 60. Her first meeting with Taffer, she spends the entire meeting doodling on the paper table cover with crayons (that she puts out for customers to do the same), hearts and "Anger Lines". She brushes off Taffer and the chef expert there to help her every chance she gets, insulting or questioning a decision all the time. Then despite signing an agreement that she would not change the name back to Underground Wonder Bar for at least one year, just days after Taffer left she took down the Clear name and went back to calling it the old name.



* MinorWithFakeID: Inverted in one rescue. To prove 18+ events aren't worth the problems they cause from underage drinking, John has a 23 year old woman borrow her underage friend's driver's license to get an X drawn on her hand so the bartenders know she's underage. The X washes off almost immediately, allowing her to buy alcohol.

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* MinorWithFakeID: Inverted in one rescue. To prove 18+ events aren't worth the problems they cause from underage drinking, John Taffer has a 23 year old woman borrow her underage friend's driver's license to get an X drawn on her hand so the bartenders know she's underage. The X washes off almost immediately, allowing her to buy alcohol.
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