Entrepreneur Interview: Jon Taffer on Why He’s Such an Asshole

Screenshot 2015-07-01 20.22.29If you’ve ever seen Jon Taffer on Spike’s Bar Rescue, then you know the bar and restaurant management expert can at times be a bit outspoken. By outspoken, I mean he’s aggressive. Oh whatever, I’ll just say it: Jon Taffer can be an asshole.

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12 replies
  1. Bobbie Felts
    Bobbie Felts says:

    I don’t think the man’s an asshole. He knows what he’s doing, confident in himself and his success and sorry but sometimes need that kick in the ass that he provides to make them realize that they’re NOT acting like responsible adults. I think he’s great! and watch him every Sunday!!

    • Jon Taffer
      Jon Taffer says:

      Thanks for the kind words and your insight, Bobbie. You’re exactly right! Some people just need that extra kick to get them moving. It’s always a pleasure hearing from great fans!

  2. Rob
    Rob says:

    As my wife says about me. “You’re my asshole”. So Jon is my favorite asshole. Love the way he does business!

  3. Taniya Bland
    Taniya Bland says:

    I don’t believe John is an asshole. Tough, aggressive, no BS attitude…yes, but that’s what these business owners need. He can yell at a person for being a crap business owner and turn around with tears in his eyes when the owner finally gets his stuff together and sees the light. It’s tough love!

  4. Steve Harman
    Steve Harman says:

    Big JT Is fantastic at what he does. He doesn’t tip toe around matters and gets straight to the point. Would love the show to come to the UK.
    Would love to buy him a pint too.

  5. Mark Elliott
    Mark Elliott says:

    I would rather work for a guy like Jon Taffer because he is upfront and direct. Working for a backstabbing behind the scenes weasel would be working for a true asshole.

  6. monique mellon
    monique mellon says:

    Some people only listen when you pound it into their head. Since you can’t physically do it, you have to get their attention. If you have to be a prick to get the job done, so be it. They are in a mess because no one has had the guts to tell them the truth

  7. Nikiee
    Nikiee says:

    I don’t think you are a asshole at all,people are just unappreciative jerks,that makes them a asshole,I wish you did Tattoo Shop rescues, but I know that u have learned so much from watching. You are a amazing man in my eyes?

  8. Eddie P
    Eddie P says:

    As a fellow food and beverage industry consultant – albeit, not on TV – I can attest the need to be nothing but clear, direct and approach a failing situation without concern for hurting people’s feelings. John has exemplified this too many times to count and continues to inspire. Keep up the good work my man!

  9. John Hoffman
    John Hoffman says:

    I would not call him an asshole. An asshole is a jerk with no reason. In John’s case, it is because he cares and expects more out of people. I enjoy the shows and I always feel motivated after watching Bare Rescue.

  10. sherri
    sherri says:

    Jon Taffer is very assertive & many people don’t know what to do when someone tells them the truth. I love it when he tells them that HE is the expert in his field and if they want his help then they need to do what he says or he is leaving. Bar rescue rocks!

  11. Jane
    Jane says:

    He’s a complete asshole. The worst managers are the ones who scream at workers and belittle and embarass them in front of others. That DOES NOT motivate people and make them want to work harder. He comes off as an arrogant prick trying to act like the big man.

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