Can Jon Taffer save the mighty George & Dragon?
The English pub located in central Phoenix is one of the latest projects highlighted in Spike TV's "Bar Rescue", set to air on Sunday.
A rep for Spike TV said Taffer and his team came to Arizona in January where they met owner Dave Wimberley, who opened the pub in 1995 with his brother and mum.
He owned a pub in London and dreamed of opening one up in the United States.
After his mum died, a part of that passion for the business did, too. The business was soon losing $5,000 a month, eventually finding itself over $700,000 in debt, according to a teaser video released on Thursday.
The network said production typically lasts four to five days and involves updating a bar's look, menu and sometimes its name, which if you've watched the show, is pretty standard.
For George & Dragon (which looks like will keep its name), the team updated the pub's signage and logo, built "snugs" (private rooms typically found in British bars), replaced bar stools and chairs, and painted the entire building. They also got updated payment and alcohol inventory systems.
As for the food and drinks? We were referred to watch Sunday's episode, which is called "How To Train The Dragon."
On Facebook, the "GnD" gave its fans a "sneak peak" at what we presume is its new logo and website. It also plans on hosting a watch party where owner David will share stories of "exactly what happened" and not what was perhaps edited out for time.
Bar Rescue on Spike TV
Airs Sunday, April 24 at 9 p.m. locally
George & Dragon (Central and Glenrosa avenues)
Show starts at 9 p.m. Guests encouraged to arrive early to get a table.
Click here for details.
From this second teaser, it looks like things get quite heated.