So, Jon sent me
out here to the Oak Tavernpreviously known
as The Bullpen.He wants me to make sure
that all the systems are still in place
and that they’re keepingtheir standards up to par.Jon:
I wanna know going backto a bar I rescued
is did they keep the brand?The signage I left
is still in place,the oak-themed interior
still looks good.That’s a start.I love the name
“Oak Tavern,” I think it really fits
this areaand it fits
Whoo!– Hi, how are you?
– Phil:Hi, good.Jon:
Before the rescue,
Jessica dressedmore like a pole-dancer
than a bartender.– Whoa.
– ( bleep ). Jessica:
my ( bleep ) ass upright now.Jon:
The new uniforms
I gave them are working.Jep, you want
your regular? – How’s it going, man?
– How are you? – Good, dude, how you doing?
– Good to see you. – Awesome, man.
– How are you? – You look great.
– I’m doing great, man. Sales are up
50% right now. Jon:
50% is a big bump,
even for “Bar Rescue,”and I’m not surprised.It’s the middle
of the afternoon,and this place is packedwith the new
family-friendly crowdI was after.As soon as we changed
our gameplan to what you and Jon talked about,
it’s been outstanding. –That’s awesome, man.
– I actually love owning
this place now.I’m happy to say, now,
we got my parents’ houseout of hot water, finally. I’m still working on mine
and we should be good to go by the end of the year. How you guys doing, good? Jon:
a positive attitude,and that will always
boost your bottom line.Before “Bar Rescue,”
the stressfrom the bar was extreme.Now, we get
to spend time together and we’re not stressed which has made
a huge difference for us. – The eye of the bronze card’s
in my office, I’ll grab ’em.
– Okay. Since Jon came,
Danny’s been amazing.Instead of getting angry,
Danny knows how to manage.He knows what he’s doing.
He’s like a new man. Being able to decipher
the line between “Business is business,
friends are friends,” huge. – That’s important, man.
– I wish I knew that
from the get-go. – Yeah.
– Jon:That’s what
I needed to see.Dan stopped
letting his employees
take advantage of him,and started managing
There you go,
my friend.( crowd cheers ) Jon:
Think about this.This man was losing it alland then he started
winning it all, right, Phil? It was amazing,
it was so great to see a bar that embraced
what you had done there. You can tell that he was
an owner of the place, he was managing the place,
checking in on things. He was running a business. – They’re doing great.
– ( cheering )