Bar Consultant Jon Taffer's Concept of Success Interview

Jon TafferSource: Knowledge for Men

Jon Taffer is a bar consultant, television personality, and author, best known as host of the reality series Bar Rescue on Spike TV.

Taffer is one of only six inductees into the Nightclub Hall of Fame, and also holds such distinctions as “Pub Master” in the United Kingdom with multiple honors as “Operator of the Year” and winner of “Property of the Year”. He was also recognized as “a major leaguer” in Inc. Magazine’s feature, “Angels of the Night”.

Taffer is a coveted keynote speaker at major industry conventions and events.

Favorite Success Quote
“I don’t accept excuses, only solutions.” – Jon Taffer

Early Challenge
Jon’s second restaurant in Mall of America did 2 million dollars in sales in the first 2 months yet lost $600,000. Jon ran out of money and sold 50% of the restaurant for $150,000 and a few months later the restaurant turned around and profited $800,000 that year and over 1 million every year thereafter. Jon ran out of money which makes dreams disappear.

“Challenges met are the scariest but are sometimes the most worthwhile.” – Jon Taffer

Ah-Hah Moment
Jon was given the responsibility to open the greatest nightclub in the world called Pulsations. Jon and his team spent 16 million dollars on a spaceship and $400,000 on a robot that would come out and say “whoa check this place out” in the middle of the night (this robot was in Rocky 4).

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