According to the episode synopsis, Jon attempts to rescue a bar in Maricopa, Arizona whose owner Ralph has squandered a half a million dollar investment from his parents.
The True Grit Tavern is owned and operated by Ralph Skrzypcak. Ralph opened the True Grit Tavern back in 2015 with the help of a $150,000 interest-free loan from his father. The bar did well for the first couple of years, pulling in $100,000 to $120,000 a month, but is now in debt to the tune of $500,000 and at risk of closing down.
The rescue happened back in June 2021. During the makeover, Jon changed the name of the True Grit Tavern to The Roost.
On August 10, owner Ralph Skrzypczak posted the following video on Facebook where he talks about the makeover and the upcoming episode watch party:
A Closer Look
- Here’s The Roost website on Upserve. The original True Grit Tavern is still available here.
- The Roost is also active on Facebook.
- You can check out online reviews of The Roost via Google Reviews, Yelp, Trip Advisor.
- Owner Ralph is active on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook.
Google Street View of the True Grit Tavern (The Roost)