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Jon Taffer's quote, 'On Bar Rescue' I got exposed to failure at a very deep level." | Source: Getty Images
Jon Taffer's quote, 'On Bar Rescue' I got exposed to failure at a very deep level." | Source: Getty Images

30 Jon Taffer Quotes — The Funniest Crisis Manager from Bar Rescue

Wian Prinsloo
May 16, 2023
09:00 P.M.
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The famous business mogul Jon Taffer is most well-known for his reality TV show "Bar Rescue." The entrepreneur has dropped many golden nuggets of wisdom throughout his career. Here are some of Jon Taffer's best quotes.

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Jon Taffer is a well-known television personality, entrepreneur, and author. He is most widely known for his hit reality TV show "Bar Rescue," in which he uses his extensive experience as a businessman to breathe new life into a struggling bar.

During the show, the hospitality industry tycoon reveals numerous ways to help businesses flourish, and his motivational speeches have encouraged many to chase their dreams.

Besides his keen business sense, the mogul is often revered for his charisma, and although he can be harsh, he mixes in a fair amount of humor. Here are 30 of the best Jon Taffer quotes.

Jon Taffer's quote, "A consultant is only as good as their last project." | Image: AmoDays

Jon Taffer's quote, "A consultant is only as good as their last project." | Image: AmoDays

Jon Taffer Quotes Filled with Motivation

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"I don't accept excuses, only solutions." — Jon Taffer

"There is not one obstacle standing in the way of your success anymore." — Jon Taffer

"If you're not passionate, you achieve mediocrity" — Jon Taffer

"See every crack, every detail. I learned to really see and not just look at my business." — Jon Taffer

"If I hit a home run 80 percent of the times, and you want to talk about the 20 times I miss swinging the bat, I'm okay with that." — Jon Taffer

"A consultant is only as good as their last project." — Jon Taffer

"Challenges met are the scariest but are sometimes the most worthwhile." — Jon Taffer

"The biggest lesson I learned in the bar business is to focus on revenues. Dollars, not dimes." — Jon Taffer

"Your 'brand' is what your customers think of you, not what you think of you." — Jon Taffer

Jon Taffer's quote, "Your 'brand' is what your customers think of you, not what you think of you." | Image: AmoDays

Jon Taffer's quote, "Your 'brand' is what your customers think of you, not what you think of you." | Image: AmoDays

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Jon Taffer Quotes Full of Insights

"The greatest gift of leadership is a boss who wants you to be successful." — Jon Taffer

"If it isn't spotless, it isn't clean!" — Jon Taffer

"Don't eat the bar nuts." — Jon Taffer

"When I get angry, it's with purpose. My purpose is to solve a problem. And I never lose sight of that." — Jon Taffer

"I'm very involved in all of my social media activities. I'm not an actor. I play myself, and I take that very seriously." — Jon Taffer

Jon Taffer's quote, "Fixing bars is easy. Fixing people is tough." | Image: AmoDays

Jon Taffer's quote, "Fixing bars is easy. Fixing people is tough." | Image: AmoDays

"Clean your freakin' fryer. Be responsible [expletive]!" — Jon Taffer

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"Fixing bars is easy. Fixing people is tough." — Jon Taffer

"The fact of the matter is: when you're doing a project, you try to make it better every moment. And a lot of people get frustrated. But I surrounded myself with a good team of people and I'm really proud of the work we've all done. All I can say is - I've learned this in my business - don't let the process frustrate you; focus on the end. Because the end is pretty wonderful. Just fight it out." — Jon Taffer

"You better do your job and not lean on me to do it for you." — Jon Taffer

"The best rescues of all leave a family in a better place." — Jon Taffer

Jon Taffer's quote, "You better do your job and not lean on me to do it for you." | Image: AmoDays

Jon Taffer's quote, "You better do your job and not lean on me to do it for you." | Image: AmoDays

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Jon Taffer Quotes Full of Deep Thoughts and Humor

"I'm a really happy guy." — Jon Taffer

"If you had a dime for every excuse you made, I wouldn't have to be here right now." — Jon Taffer

"When I talk to [expletive], I get loud!" — Jon Taffer

"No matter how far society 'progresses,' our thirst for community and connection will never diminish. Bars satisfy this need." — Jon Taffer

"I'd call you a [expletive], but that's offensive to every douchebag I've ever met." — Jon Taffer

Jon Taffer's quote, "I never thought I'd ever do a pirate bar, to be honest with you." | Image: AmoDays

Jon Taffer's quote, "I never thought I'd ever do a pirate bar, to be honest with you." | Image: AmoDays

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"I never thought I'd ever do a pirate bar, to be honest with you." — Jon Taffer

"I've had a best-practices reputation in this industry for a long time. I don't know anything about those other apps, because in the bar space, there really are none." — Jon Taffer

"I don't really wanna smell you right now." — Jon Taffer

"In the thirty years of my career I learned everything about success, but I did not learn, really, about failure. In Bar Rescue I got exposed to failure at a very deep level." — Jon Taffer

"What is the one thing that 43% of men prefer..? Bacon!" — Jon Taffer

"I came up with this idea to create an app. And the premise of the app is this: every problem in the bar business goes away when there's sales. You increase revenue and you solve every problem. It's when the revenues are low that [the business] doesn't work. So I wanted to put together an app that focused on top-line revenue, guest experience, and business management in a more organized way." — Jon Taffer

Jon Taffer's quote, "What is the one thing that 43% of men prefer..? Bacon!" | Image: AmoDays

Jon Taffer's quote, "What is the one thing that 43% of men prefer..? Bacon!" | Image: AmoDays

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Taffer's unique approach to business and his approach to leadership have gained him many followers over the years, both inside the hospitality industry and out. He aims to empower small business owners so they can make a success of themselves in an industry that can be challenging to manage at best. But Jon Taffer's quotes are even applicable in everyday life, urging people to be true to themselves, take charge of their lives, stay positive, and shape their own futures. It wouldn't be a surprise if avid fans of Taffer considered him a guru in the world of hospitality, much like Gordon Ramsay is considered in the world of culinary excellence.

Learn more about staying positive and working hard to achieve your dreams with these 67 MGK quotes.

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