Bar Rescue – Desi Romano’s Sports Bar & Grill In Chalmette, Louisiana

Bar Rescue - Desi Romano's Sports Bar & Grill In Chalmette, Louisiana
Bar Rescue - Desi Romano's Sports Bar & Grill In Chalmette, Louisiana

On tonight’s episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew travel to Chalmette, Louisiana, in an effort to rescue Desi Romano’s Sports Bar & Grill. During the rescue Jon decided to keep the name of Desi Romano’s Sports Bar & Grill. The rescue was completed in the first week of October, 2016.

Owned by Desi Romano and managed by his daughter Lindsey, Desi Romano’s Sports Bar & Grill enjoyed initial success, but things quickly went downhill after Desi suffered a stroke that put him out of operation for several months.

Without Desi’s larger than life personality at the bar, business began to suffer as regulars stopped dropping by. After a four month absence Desi was finally well enough to return to work. But Desi had changed, becoming uncaring and adopting a lackadaisical attitude that spread to his staff. To make matters worse, Desi turned to drinking and allowed his staff to run open tabs for themselves.

A Closer Look

The Reviews Are In

Let’s take a look at some excerpts from a sample of Yelp reviews for Desi Romano’s Sports Bar & Grill since the rescue:

Positive Reviews

  • First time here even though we are locals. Weeknight dinner. Service was pretty good though could have been a tad bit more attentive.

Negative Reviews

  • Did enjoy the specialty hamburgers they have until this last time. I was with a group of coworkers, got finished with the meal then found a roach at the bottom of my tea glass after I drank at least two servings of it.
  • I enjoy Desi, but the food needs to be reinvented. I am not sure if they take the pride of people coming back, but can’t be if you get me 3 sliced cucumbers and 3 cherry tomatoes…
Bar Rescue Desi, You Got Some 'Splainin' To Do
  • Bar Rescue - Desi, You Got Some 'Splainin' To Do

Observations

It just goes to prove that despite having over two decades of experience in the bar industry, a health issue can take down even the most experienced bar operator.

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Desi, You Got Some ‘Splainin’ To Do Episode Promo Videos

Jon Taffer Is Behind You!

Demi Romano’s Bar Is In Trouble

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