Boulder Lodge Bar and Grill Featured on “Bar Rescue”
The Boulder Lodge Bar and Grill was featured on an episode of Bar Rescue. It was experiencing severe financial difficulties. The restaurant was losing approximately $6,000 per month and turned to the “Bar Rescue team” for help. Ultimately, the Boulder Lodge rebranded itself as the Boulder Lodge Bar and Grill, renamed the restaurant, changed its menu to reflect its biker-themed reputation, and increased sales 35 percent from the previous year.
Although the Boulder Lodge Bar and Grill’s new management had good intentions, the staff was poor and the service was poor. Customers complained about poor service and difficulty ordering certain items from their menu. Eventually, the bar was forced to close. But in 2013, Taffer was back and changed the name again. Despite all the improvements made, the bar closed again in November 2013. However, the restaurant was still very popular for another year.
“Bar Rescue” producers began by narrowing down the search geographically. Some of them called the bars to find out if they would be interested in participating. The Troubadour in West Hollywood is a popular bar that is featured on the show. This legendary American institution has been home to many musicians, including Bob Dylan who used the venue for his first plugin. The show aims to highlight the best bars in the world.
Despite the lack of success, the Bar Rescue team decides to try and get the bar running again. It’s a difficult process, but Jon is determined to make the Boulder Lodge Bar Rescue team’s mission a success. The new management team is led by Jon, who is a former investor in the local real estate market. Jon also made the decision to bring in Elise, the bar’s former owner.
The B&B owner has a history of affairs that have ruined his marriage and bar’s reputation. Jon hired Vic Vegas, a nationally acclaimed chef, and Mia Mastroianni as his spies after realizing that the owners were not able to be trusted. Both can handle almost any type of food or beverage program. They were able to get into Mac & Chester’s main bar and found that the bar was losing money at $42 per square feet. This is far below the break-even point.
Jon meets with Todd and Elise alone. Jon outlines the problem with the bikers, and explains to them the reasons for splitting the bar into two. Jon meets with Elise and Todd privately. Jon informs them that the business has been in trouble and asks them if they can stop the bikers from getting into their homes. Jon offers them an ultimatum which Todd reluctantly accepts. Elise is granted full ownership of the bar in return.
The Rocky Point Cantina opened in 2005 and was in desperate need for help. It was originally a Mexican restaurant. Later, it became a Cuban-themed bar. The bar was losing around $4,000 a month. Jon Taffer, a friend of the business owner and a fellow business owner, received an unexpected call from Rob Hoffman who was living above it. The new owners of Rocky Point Cantina saved the bar from bankruptcy, and renamed the bar “The Brauhaus.”