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Spike's Bar Rescue: Like Kitchen Nightmares But For Bars

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Spike TV has picked up a ten-episode run of Bar Rescue, a Kitchen Nightmares-type show in which host Jon Taffer tries to turn around failing bars. So, who is this guy? And will he be full of swears like Gordon Ramsay, or have violent episodes upon seeing mid-century hostess stands like Robert Irvine?

Taffer is a Miami bar, restaurant, and nightclub consultant, and Spike describes his style of bar-rescuing as "in-your-face." He created a management system called "Taffer Dynamics" which the show will utilize — making it kind of an ad for the system? Taffer will be accompanied by "a rotating group of experts" which includes his wife, Nicole. Bar Rescue starts filming in April. Here's a video of him giving a presentation in Vegas:

Video: Jon Taffer Live in Las Vegas

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Jon Taffer. [Photo: NCB]