Sunday, July 31, 2016

Bar Rescue - Gallopin' Goose Update

On tonight's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Coolidge, Arizona to try to rescue the Gallopin' Goose.  The Gallopin' Goose is owned by Scott Wohrman and his ex-wife Stacey who bought the bar in 2009 while they were still married.  Scott made some mistakes which cost them their relationship and caused the bar to go downhill.  The Gallopin' Goose is supposedly $370,000 in debt, losing $2,000 a month and is six months away from closing.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer decided to keep the name of Gallopin' Goose.   Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Gallopin' Goose since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Positive Reviews:
  • "Love, love, love this place. My girlfriend brought me here to listen to some live country music and maybe get a little dancing in.....The food was good and the music was great. Only wish they had a better selection of local craft beers on tap. The place filled up quickly once the band started to play and stayed busy throughout the night....This is also a biker bar and I was pleasantly surprised to see bikers out two stepping it with the cowboys. Everyone got along just fine. This place has become a favorite whenever I visit Casa Grande."
  • "Good, satisfying meal with friendly attentive service! When you go to Casa Grande, go to The Galloping Goose!"
  • "Great atmosphere. Gooseburger is the best burger in town. Also hot wings are awesome. Beer is cold great place to eat and have a drink."
  • "It's ok for a beer or drink on a warm day as there is indoors and out door seating. Food is ok and service is fine. "
  • "The food was fresh and delicious, the drinks were made to order and wine selection was descent, but I always bring my own favorite bottle and ask them to just charge me a cork fee."

Negative Reviews:
  • "Ordered a burger with bacon and the bacon was forgotten. Food was warm and filling but would not go back."
  • "The food is hit and miss. I guess it depends who's cooking. I've known people that have been there and raved about it. On my very first visit, it was a BIG MISS.....Our server was very helpful and took the issue to the cook ( Scott the owner was cooking that day).Whose response was "what do you want me to do about it?" He did not come to the table, apologize, offer to make it right in any way...The Goose is on Bar Rescue in July and there has been a lot of physical upgrades, but all the upgrades in the world will NOT fix bad food and POOR ownership."
  • "We waited over an hour for two club sandwiches and I had to go to the bar for a refill on my Coke. The "club sandwich" was missing tomato and bacon!!!! And had American cheese when it said Swiss?!? Oh boy, this place sucked and it's a shame. The customers are good people....The only thing this place has going is the people who go there."
  • "went in for a beer and food and was met with the rudest bartender, with bright dyed red hair, that was clearly unhappy to be working. 1st of all they haven't had any draft beer for a while (only bottles) and when i asked for a menu i was told the kitchen was closed even though i had called 15 minutes prior and was told otherwise"
  • "What a dive.Wasnt this place on bar rescue??They sure havent learned.The service sucks The owner is rude.The drinks are watered down and way over priced. "
*Reviews from Yelp, Tripadvisor, Google

Other News and Links:
  • The Bar Rescue makeover happened in January 2016.
  • Here are two preview videos of the episode from the Spike TV website - Video 1, Video 2
  • Here is the Gallopin' Goose website and Facebook Page which is kept up-to-date.  They are also very responsive to comments/questions on their page.
  • Here are the Facebook pages of Scott and Stacey.
  • Scott's name is the only name listed for the business on the Arizona Corporation website. (Link)
  • In January 2010, Scott was arrested for possession of marijuana and in April 2013, Scott was arrested for DUI. (Robert Scott Wohrman)
  • The bar brought their pool tables back in February 2016. (Link)
  • In a local article about the episode, Scott said, "I knew going into it that they were going to use a lot of my personal life, as far as the show, and that's exactly what's happened. In fact, it's become more about my personal life then the actual business."  He also said the show didn't change the name because of the bar's history and the changes "weren’t too intrusive and only made the place better."
  • The bar did some massive outdoor renovations in March/April 2016 shortly after Bar Rescue visited. Link to some pictures of the renovation.  There also more pictures on Scott's Facebook page. 
  • Scott posted this message on Facebook about the episode, "Dear Friends, Family, and Goose Family, I just want to put this out there before our episode of Bar Rescue airs this Sunday...I LOVE ALL YOU GUYS! THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN THIS EXPERIENCE! I don't want you to be worrying about what you may of said during the filming of the show and worried I'm going to get mad, I won't. I told all you before the initial interviews to hold nothing back, to juice it they had enough drama to make a TV show. Well, we gave them enough! I'm sure you all know the show will be edited for maximum drama and ratings. So let's have fun with it, and have a good time Sunday!"
  • Scott also said in a Facebook comment about the Jon Taffer confrontation, "Thanks Beish....I wanted to punch him, but I also wanted free shit and a hour long commercial LoL"
  • In another comment, he says, "I will tell you this, it was ALL about making a TV, I can really elaborate more on that. I'm sure they'll twist shit to make it more dramatic....I signed a contract that allows them to do just that LoL"

Jon Taffer decided to keep the name of Gallopin' Goose most likely due to the history of the bar.  The reviews of the Gallopin' Goose are mixed since the Bar Rescue makeover with some complaints about the food and service.

It seems like Scott tried really hard to get on the show with the hopes of "free shit and a hour long commercial."  He told employees to hold nothing back and to "juice it up" during the initial Bar Rescue interviews.  He also revealed a lot about his personal life and it seems Bar Rescue picked the Gallopin' Goose more due to Scott's issues than problems in the bar.  Even after Bar Rescue visited the Gallopin' Goose did massive renovations outside, so apparently they had enough money for renovations of their own.

*To see how all of the bars from Bar Rescue are doing, go to the Bar Rescue Update page, and also Like us on Facebook or Follow Us on Twitter to stay up to date with all things involving Bar Rescue.

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