This Man Could Change the Bar Industry Forever

Jon Taffer Bar HQ appSource: Made Man

In the nightclub, bar and restaurant industry, there is no greater authority than Jon Taffer, host and co-executive producer of Spike TV’s Bar Rescue. With three decades of experience, Taffer is a two-time winner of the Bar Operator of the Year award, is credited for inventing the concept for NFL Sunday Ticket, and has been behind innovative bar practices such as the “butt funnel,” a narrow entry to a dance area intended to increase customer interaction.

Now Taffer is tackling his greatest challenge — attempting to completely revolutionize the bar industry. His plan? Putting the power of his decades of management experience in the palm of every bar owner’s hand in the form of his new free Android app, Jon Taffer’s The Bar HQ. Jon took some time from his crazy Bar Rescue schedule to tell us why many bars fail, why the good ones succeed, how technology is destroying the bar business, and why technology can save it.

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