, a reality show where host Jon Taffer viciously rips bar owners a new one on a weekly basis, is reportedly "rescuing" The Copper Rocket in Maitland at this very moment.
A source close to the show told Orlando Weekly
that Jon Taffer – a man who doesn't embrace excuses, he embraces solutions – began filming yesterday, May 24. The source wouldn't reveal exactly why the bar is being "rescued."
Copper Rocket owner Selman Markovic was indeed yelled at repeatedly by Taffer, said the source, who unfortunately did not specify if the catch phrase "Shut it down" was said by the host.
However, pictures have emerged on social media that appear to show Markovic getting a serious "Taffering."
For those of you unfamiliar with the Spike TV show, essentially bars agree to let Taffer take over their business for a few days in exchange for a complete remodel, and of course to be broken down emotionally on camera.
After a day of training and cleaning, the bar goes through a stress test, where Taffer purposefully overloads the bar with guests and yells at everyone even more. Usually there are some heartfelt moments peppered in here and there, and finally on the last day Taffer reveals the newly remodeled bar, which typically has a new name, as well.
We haven't been told whether or not the Copper Rocket will change its name, but you can find out for yourself on Saturday, May 27, at the grand reopening.
Also, it's worth noting that if Bar Rescue
began filming at Copper Rocket last night, based on the show's format, then the stress test should be held tonight, May 25.
New episodes of Bar Rescue
air on Sundays at 9 p.m. EST. The date for this particular episode has yet to be revealed.