Kid Chilleen's Bad Ass BBQ SteakhouseApril 7, 2013 By: Nightclub and Bar
Taffer Turns Around Kid Chilleen’s Bad Ass BBQ Steakhouse
Haling from a long line of restaurateurs Scott Chilleen and his wife Donna took on their family business in 2003 when they bought Kid Chilleen's Bad Ass BBQ. But after four years in the black Scott and Donna starting reveling in their small success as they went from serving drinks to throwing them back, while their daughter Aleah was forced to wrangle the bar.
The major contributing factors to the failing business come directly from upper management. During the recon owners and staff have as many as sixteen drinks during the evening. Leaving Daughter Aleah along to manage the restaurant's additional staff while taking care of customers.
In order to save the bar before the bank takes it over renowned bar consultant Jon Taffer comes in to save this families business. For the bar Jon has brought Mixologist Russell Davis, Nightclub & Bar's 2012 Bartender of the Year and JB Brown an award winning BBQ Chef to help straighten out the mess.
After training Taffer has a surprise for Scott and Donna based on their promise to no longer drink. Taffer brings out the first ever Breathalyzer used on Bar Rescue. Since a bankruptcy court is taking away the bar in 25 days, Taffer wants to make sure he is working with two sober owners, if they fail Taffer leaves.
Taffer keeps the family name and brand while giving it a destination and Kid Chilleen's Bad Ass BBQ becomes Chilleen's on 17. Inside the feeling of a real BBQ restaurant blows the staff away. Two months after re-launch, sales have increased by more than 30%.