On the Bar Rescue episode “Driving Miss Tara,” Jon Taffer helps bar owner and single mom Tara. After her husband left, Tara started relying on her friend/bar manager Doug. He helped Tara with the kids and family and proved his value to Tara personally. In return, she gave him a pass professionally at the bar.
Taffer tells her she needs to separate friends from work and she agrees. Taffer then sends three NFL football players from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into Tara’s bar. The three big men — Super Bowl champ Beau Allen, Cam Brate, and Ali Marpet – place a monster order from the kitchen. Taffer and Tara together watch the kitchen fulfill the NFL-size food order — it doesn’t go well.
In March 2018, Allen signed a 3-year contract worth an estimated $15 million with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Brate signed a 6-year, $40.8 million contract that includes $18 million guaranteed. In October 2018, Marpet signed a 5-year, $55 million contract extension with the Buccaneers through the 2023 season.
Bar Rescue airs Sundays at 9 pm on Paramount Network, which is followed by Taffer’s new spin-off show Marriage Rescue.