(keep reading to learn what happened)
Season: 7 | View All Season 7 Episodes
Original Episode Air Date: April 19, 2020
The Bar's Original Name Was: The Broadway Club
The Roost Address: 104 N Broadway St Tooele, UT 84074
The Broadway Club, later renamed The Roost, was a Tooele, Utah bar that was featured on Season 7 of Bar Rescue.
Though the The Roost Bar Rescue episode aired in April 2020, the actual filming and visit from Jon Taffer took place before that in 2019.
It was Season 7 Episode 8 and the episode name was “Come Here to Roost” .
Note – Jon Taffer renamed a different bar to “The Roost” on Season 8. If you want to see that update, check out our True Grit Tavern / The Roost update.
The Broadway Club is located in Tooele, Utah.
Former real estate agent Randy Hunt opened the bar but wanted to be a silent partner.
Since he wanted to work behind-the-scenes, he offered shares to Patty Bullock.
Patty manages the daily routine of the bar.
Patty likes to come to the bar, but she enjoys partying in it rather than working.
Members of the staff say that Patty doesn’t know how to run a bar, which is a big part of why The Broadway Club Bar Rescue visit happened.
Randy and Patty now have a tumultuous relationship as the bar continues to lose money.
At the time of the visit from Jon Taffer, Randy owes more than $200,000, which is a huge debt burden, especially since he just wanted to be a silent partner.
Sarah is the longest-serving staff member, having been at the bar for six years. She seems talented, if she would only have more control over the bar.
The bar is located on the street filled with abandoned buildings.
Adam, Patty’s husband, occasionally comes in to help with the kitchen.
Brandon was recently hired as a cook to boost sales because the bar hasn’t served any food in the past two months.
Jon Taffer sends in spies, and Sarah says they ID everyone.
Once inside the bar, they order two cocktails, a margarita, and liquid marijuana.
The margarita is served in the wrong type of glass, and the cocktail is too sweet.
Jon watches the kitchen on the camera and notices they handle the food without gloves.
The kitchen, in general, is unclean.
After waiting a long time for their food, the spies hate it.
While all of that’s happening, Patty is drinking the entire time.
When Jon enters the bar, Patty starts crying, Jon admonishes her.
Jon asks Randy why Randy would partner with someone who has no experience.
Patty stages houses for showing in her day job in the real estate industry.
Patty is not involved in the kitchen, though her husband is.
She also avoids the bar during its busiest hours. That night Jon makes the whole staff stay to clean the bar.
Patty is upset and takes her anger out on Sarah. The two of them begin to fight.
Jon has a meeting and gets to know the members of the staff.
Adam isn’t on the payroll. He just helps out when his wife needs him.
The team vents Patty and says the customers leave because of her attitude.
Patty is given sixty days to turn around her attitude.
Amy Koffsky comes in to help out the bar, and Chef Vic Vegas aids in the kitchen.
Amy teaches them to balance out drinks and not make them too sweet.
The kitchen is trained on popular dishes like quesadillas.
However, the kitchen becomes overwhelmed during the stress test.
They can’t keep up with the pressure, and Jon shuts the difficulty down.
Jon is impressed with Patty for stepping up.
Vic trains the staff on a new fried chicken dish.
Jon even meets with the mayor to brighten the area outside the bar.
The bar is given a new sign outside promoting the new name. Instead of sticking with The Broadway Club, Jon Taffer renamed the bar to The Roost.
The inside of the bar has a wood finishing and a more modern look. They are given new appliances and a new POS system.
The staff keeps up during the relaunch. The customers love the new concept.
They are impressed with the interior of the bar and the food and drinks.
The Roost Update - What Happened Next?
So, was the The Roost Bar Rescue episode a success? Let’s talk about what happened to The Roost after Jon Taffer left the state of Utah.
Things started well. Patty has stopped drinking while working and has begun paying Randy back.
Sarah has also gotten more responsibility (as manager). She’s also making more money as a result.
Where is that money coming from? Well, sales at The Roost were up after Jon Taffer’s changes, so business was definitely doing better.
Is The Roost from Bar Rescue still open?
The Roost closed in early 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 epidemic and local health restrictions. It has not opened since then and the The Roost location in Tooele, Utah is now occupied by a new restaurant called Pit Stop Bar and Grill.
Pit Stop Bar and Grill does seem to have some connection to The Roost, as they’re reusing the same Google My Business profile.
I can’t verify if it’s the same business/ownership but under a new name or if it’s a completely different entity.
What I can verify, though, is that The Roost from Bar Rescue is officially closed as all business at that location is now Pit Stop Bar and Grill.
If I discover anymore information about what happened to The Roost from Bar Rescue, I’ll be sure to update this page.
And if you have any knowledge yourself, please let us know in the comments section so that we can update this post.
If you want to see the other bar that Jon Taffer renamed to The Roost, check out our update for True Grit Tavern in Maricopa, AZ.
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Last updated: 2022-06-12 05:02