Jon Taffer

  • Highly Sought-after Consultant for Nightlife Industry
  • Television Personality on Spike TV
  • One of Six Inductees in the Nightclub Hall of Fame

Jon Taffer has become synonymous with revenue growth and exceptional business management, creation and development through nearly 40 years of first-hand experience.  His resume includes a diverse array of consumer-focused organizations, from nightclubs and bars to stadium/arena food services, casual restaurants, resort facilities and large-theme restaurants.

Since tending bar in college – where his love for nightlife and crafting an unforgettable experience was ignited – Taffer has become an icon of hospitality, business acumen and monetary success.  His non-stop climb to the top saw him promoted 11 times in five years as a young twenty-something, increasing his income by over 800 percent.  Throughout his tenure, he has owned and operated 17 bars, restaurants and nightclubs.  A self-described “revenue monster,” Taffer believes driving revenue is the key to the success of any business.

His boisterous personality demands attention, as evidenced by his larger-than-life persona on “Bar Rescue,” the popular SPIKE TV reality series, now in its third season.  The show highlight Taffer’s creativity and ingenuity as camera crews follow him into fledgling bars where his expertise is put to the test in order to revive failing establishments through his Reaction Management strategy.  This fall, he’ll release a book titled Raise the Bar:  An Action-Based Method for Maximum Customer Reactions detailing the strategies he employs on the hit show.

As one of only six inductees into the Nightclub Hall of Fame, over the course of his impressive career, Taffer has garnered a host of distinctions, including the title of “Pub Master” in the United Kingdom, multiple honors as “Operator of the Year” and the prestigious “Property of the Year” award.  Taffer’s one-of-a-kind experience, coupled with his acute expertise, have made him an indispensable resource for company leaders, business owners and entrepreneurs.

To book entrepreneur Jon Taffer call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Branding, Entrepreneur, Marketing

  • Travels From:

    New York

  • Price:

    $30,000 - $50,000

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Jon Taffer

Jon Taffer has become synonymous with revenue growth and exceptional business management, creation and development through nearly 40 years of first-hand experience.  His resume includes a diverse array of consumer-focused organizations, from nightclubs and bars to stadium/arena food services, casual restaurants, resort facilities and large-theme restaurants.

Since tending bar in college – where his love for nightlife and crafting an unforgettable experience was ignited – Taffer has become an icon of hospitality, business acumen and monetary success.  His non-stop climb to the top saw him promoted 11 times in five years as a young twenty-something, increasing his income by over 800 percent.  Throughout his tenure, he has owned and operated 17 bars, restaurants and nightclubs.  A self-described “revenue monster,” Taffer believes driving revenue is the key to the success of any business.

His boisterous personality demands attention, as evidenced by his larger-than-life persona on “Bar Rescue,” the popular SPIKE TV reality series, now in its third season.  The show highlight Taffer’s creativity and ingenuity as camera crews follow him into fledgling bars where his expertise is put to the test in order to revive failing establishments through his Reaction Management strategy.  This fall, he’ll release a book titled Raise the Bar:  An Action-Based Method for Maximum Customer Reactions detailing the strategies he employs on the hit show.

As one of only six inductees into the Nightclub Hall of Fame, over the course of his impressive career, Taffer has garnered a host of distinctions, including the title of “Pub Master” in the United Kingdom, multiple honors as “Operator of the Year” and the prestigious “Property of the Year” award.  Taffer’s one-of-a-kind experience, coupled with his acute expertise, have made him an indispensable resource for company leaders, business owners and entrepreneurs.

To book entrepreneur Jon Taffer call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

As a keynote speaker, Taffer draws from a diverse well of experience and the lessons he’s learned first-hand as a business owner and entrepreneur to teach, motivate and inspire others to build their brand, create a memorable experience and substantially increase revenue. The brand equity he has established through each of the businesses he’s owned through the years has turned him into a revered expert in his field, and his face-time on “Bar Rescue” has only furthered his reach and personal brand exposure. Through his powerful presentation, he walks high-power executives, small business owners and entrepreneurs alike through applicable techniques he’s successfully executed. Taffer outlines practical tips based on Reaction Management™, a strategy he developed and applies on every episode of “Bar Rescue.” Taffer distills his secrets to successfully driving revenue through creating proper customer reaction, building a solid brand and marketing to the right consumers. He discusses the importance of customer response and the full spectrum of elements it requires to establish customer loyalty that results in booming revenue.

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“Jon was an excellent addition to our Conference. His anecdotes about previous experiences in the restaurant and nightlife industry were not only informative but also extremely entertaining. His creative way of thinking outside the box to help drive revenue was inspirational to all of our venue General Managers and everyone left with a renewed enthusiasm. His presentation was both engaging and thought-provoking and we will definitely be incorporating some of his ideas into our business. We all had a great time with Jon and would absolutely book him again in the future.”
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