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A bar is
a bar,

but a tavern has soul. Apply now


Jon Taffer, ‘Bar Rescue’ star and award-winning hospitality mogul, brings his 35+ years of expertise to Taffer’s Tavern, a franchise model completely designed top to bottom for efficiency. With minimally staffed, robotic kitchens cooking vacuum-sealed food, and data-driven decisions everywhere, Taffer has crafted The Kitchen of the Future and an overall experience that has never been accomplished before in casual dining.

Taffer's Tavern Beers

2019 / Tavern – hoodless/ventless restaurant format with a small footprint

Taffer's Tavern Friends Eating

Dine-in, Carry-out, Lunch, Catering, Delivery, All Day Dining, Dinner, Late Night

Taffer's Tavern Hamburger

Flexible: 4,500 (+/-) sq. ft. with patio / varies by location, on average: 11-11 S-Th, 11-2 F/Sat

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Jon Taffer
Founder, CEO
Taffer’s Tavern

Our Story

A bar is a bar, but a tavern has soul.

Jon Taffer, ‘Bar Rescue’ star and award-winning hospitality expert, has launched his own innovative Full Service Restaurant concept, Taffer’s Tavern, and it has already caught the attention of experienced restaurant and bar franchisees across the nation and around the world.

Jon knows a tavern is a key place where people gather to eat, drink and share stories that date back to the times of ancient Rome. Taverns are known as a gathering place and a landmark that are a beacon of camaraderie for their communities. And Taffer’s Tavern is the quintessential pub, a place to gather with your old friends and make new ones along the way. With the ice-cold beers, outstanding signature cocktails, and mouth-watering savory food, it will keep customers coming back week after week.

Franchise investors are always searching for “the next big thing”, and Taffer’s Tavern offers all the ingredients for success; celebrity owned concept, best-in-class beverage program, the most interesting and delicious bar fare, a streamlined hoodless/ventless restaurant format with small footprint, and the latest advancements in food preparation technology that offers more volume in smaller spaces and the need for far fewer employees than traditional casual dining restaurants.

Taffer’s Tavern has patrons and franchisees flocking to this concept.

Franchise Advantage

Innovative concept created by award-winning hospitality expert & ‘Bar Rescue’ TV personality Jon Taffer, leveraging his globally popular name & business acumen

A Growing Tradition

Disrupts casual dining segment by using the latest technology to produce high-quality food & beverage offerings without the need for a commercial kitchen

No IndianChef Required

High-volume, hoodless / ventless restaurant format with small footprint, fewer employees due to new cooking technologies & operating techniques, & proprietary POS System

Only Clean Ingredients

Jon Taffer is personally involved in finding, building & designing franchise locations & perfecting bar & restaurant processes based on his 35 years of experience

Many Dietary Offerings

Massive direct & aligned marketing support of the Taffer brand name, exceeding a billion media impressions across all media platforms in 2019

Best-In-Class Collaborations
and World-Class Leadership

Always one step ahead of the industry curve, Taffer established the Taffer’s Safe Dining System™ as a signature approach to build trust and transparency with patrons by committing to the highest safety standards.

Taffer has partnered with Compeat, the leading provider of innovative accounting, back office, workforce, and business intelligence solutions. Compeat’s solutions are designed to maximize restaurant profitability and control prime cost through actionable business intelligence.

Ventless and automated cooking systems from The Middleby Corporation, a global leader in the foodservice equipment industry, are used exclusively in Taffer’s Tavern kitchens.

Taffer’s Tavern will use Shift4’s point-of-sale (POS) and SkyTab® mobile payment solutions to create a comprehensive, all-in-one payment processing ecosystem for the pioneering restaurant franchise.

Taffer worked with Cuisine Solutions, the world’s master authority and leading sous vide manufacturer, to design the Taffer’s Tavern kitchen and craft a proprietary menu with rich, flavorful items that are prepared using the precise method of sous vide.

In collaborating with Taffers Tavern, Krowne used its proprietary 3D bar configurator, signature ‘Zero-Step’ design process for cocktail preparation, and virtual reality (VR) training programs to create the inaugural Taffer’s Tavern bar design.

The Numbers




Full franchise fee for 1-3 units (or 1-5 for 10+ units), 50% deposit each additional unit


6% of Gross Sales


2% of Gross Sales


1% of Gross Sales


$909,000 to $1,419,000

Awards & Honors

Listed in the Top 2020 ‘Brands to Watch’ by FastCasual.

Visionary Leader Award from Hospitality of Beverage Media. 

Operator of the Year and Property of the Year (2x) from Nightclub & Bar Show. 

Dom Perignon Award of Excellence from UNLV’s College of Hotel Administration.

Target Franchisee

Taffer’s Tavern is looking for qualified investors who share the same passion for serving customers our highest quality food and drinks across the United States. Prospective franchisee should have multi-unit food service operator experience, be hands-on in the operations of their restaurants and adhere to Taffer’s Tavern organizational structure requirements and brand guidelines.

Franchise Requirements

Operational experience in the pub or restaurant business is a plus, but not required assuming a professional General Manager will be part of your team. Prospective Franchisees must meet the minimum requirements below to be consider for a Taffer’s Tavern franchise.

  • $1MM net worth*
  • $500K capital available for investment*
  • Ready to begin development within the next 3-6 months
  • Ready to develop a minimum 5-unit territory in a major U.S. area

*Investment partners may contribute to this requirement

Franchise Support

Taffer’s Tavern is committed to quality and consistency and has developed systems which make franchise duplication successful and easy for franchisees. We use best in class product partners to guarantee efficient distribution to all restaurants. To ensure impeccable operations at every Taffer’s Tavern, we provide our franchisees with the resources and support necessary to succeed.

Support provided to franchisees includes:

  • Real estate, site selection
  • Store build-out, construction
  • Training systems
  • Operational support
  • Recipe & menu development
  • Marketing & brand building
  • Vendor & equipment selection
  • Business consulting
  • Pre-opening, grand opening support

Become a Taffer’s Tavern Franchisee in 30-Days

Step 1

Submit an Inquiry Form

Step 2

Speak with Franchise Development Director
(within 24 hours)

Step 3

Submit the Franchise Application
(2 days)

Step 4

Review Application with Franchise Development Director
(3 days)

Step 5

Receive & review Franchise Disclosure Document with Franchise Development Director
(5 days)

Step 6

Schedule Discovery Day with Franchisor
(14 days)

Step 7

Execute letter of intent
(16 days)

Step 8

Become a Franchisee!
(30 days)

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