‘Bar Rescue’ is pouring one out for a really big day. HL spoke EXCLUSIVELY with host Jon Taffer in regards to the milestone two hundredth episode and the ’emotional’ story on the middle of it.
Bar Rescue premiered in 2011, and now the present is celebrating its two hundredth episode on June 13. The episode focuses on a homeless household residing in a restaurant through the COVID-19 pandemic. HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Jon Taffer in regards to the impression this particular episode had on him.
“It’s clearly emotionally devastating, particularly while you take a look at kids,” Jon instructed HollywoodLife. “This entire season and being within the restaurant enterprise, you most likely know that I’ve achieved loads of information this 12 months about COVID and the restaurant business. All of us talked about the way it has impacted the business, and this season of Bar Rescue confirmed me the way it has impacted individuals and this household is a good instance.”
The household moved to Las Vegas from Texas to purchase a Mexican restaurant with their life financial savings and “search a greater life.” Sadly, the pandemic hit a month after they arrived. Simply days earlier than Jon and the Bar Rescue group arrived, the host revealed that the household “misplaced their home they usually misplaced their home in a style the place they couldn’t get all of their stuff out of it. Lengthy story brief, after we received there, the three boys below 10 years previous are sleeping on a picket ground above the restaurant and this household has nothing.”
He continued, “We instantly put them in lodge rooms whereas we’re producing the present, and I’m not going to break the present for you, however we received a fairly good resolution for them. I’m very proud on what we did for this household to get them again on their toes once more, and it is rather emotional… This season of Bar Rescue is way completely different for me. It wasn’t as aggravation and attention-filled. It was way more emotional for me.”
All of season 8 was shot in Jon’s hometown of Las Vegas, and the rescued bars have been these impacted severely by COVID-19. Jon has needed to navigate the distinctive scenario he has by no means confronted, companies which might be combating the pandemic, vaccination rollout and protocols, and setting them up for fulfillment in a post-COVID world.
Jon by no means anticipated for the present to make it this far. “I by no means thought I might be on TV,” he instructed HollywoodLife. “It was by no means a objective in my life. It all the sudden simply came across me. I believed I might do a pilot and go dwelling and I believed it might finish after the primary season or finish after the second season. Heck, I simply shot my two hundredth episode, and you already know what a milestone that’s in tv. That could be a huge deal. I’m so grateful and appreciative of all of the success that the present has achieved.”
Jon has rescued loads of bars over time, however we needed to ask: is there one thing he must rescue for himself? “No person has ever requested me that query earlier than,” he admitted. “I’m actually fortunate. I received the prospect to spend the week with my daughter and grandson final week. I’ve a beautiful relationship with my household, so I don’t actually need a lot rescuing there. Professionally, I’m pleased with the place I’m at with my life. I’ve nice relationships with my staff. They’re very loyal. Each methods — me to them and them to me. I don’t suppose I would like loads of rescuing there. I believe that my spouse and my relationship… My spouse is my finest pal. You most likely have seen her on the present. I don’t want rescuing there. I might most likely use some private rescuing with regard to the way to handle my private life, to be trustworthy with you. However I get so enthusiastic about my skilled life that I ignore my private life typically. I’m not nice at taking break day or taking holidays, and I’m not nice at taking time for myself typically. I get a lot pleasure from serving to different people who it’s extra pleasurable for me to assist different individuals than myself as absurd as that sounds, so this 12 months my New Yr’s Decision, particularly after going by the pandemic is to be higher to myself this 12 months. Take some extra holidays, take a while off, lose a few kilos, eat more healthy, issues like that!” Bar Rescue airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on Paramount Community.