Serve Up Success with Spike TV & SCORE

Spike TV and SCORE team up in Spike TV's hit show, Bar Rescue, to help entrepreneurs succeed in the nightclub, bar, and restaurant industries! Whether you're deciding if opening your own bar or restaurant is right for you or if you're a food service veteran, use this great toolkit filled with SCORE resources to help you succeed.

Jon TafferTo the Rescue!

An Interview with Jon Taffer, host of Spike TV's "Bar Rescue"
In this interview, business columist Rieva Lesonsky talks to Jon Taffer, the host of Spike TV's new series "Bar Rescue" about their mission to fix struggling bars and get small business owners back on their feet.  Read the interview now, and tune in to Spike TV Sundays 10/9c!


Has SCORE Helped You Rescue Your Bar or Restaurant?

SCORE wants to hear from you!

Your bar or restaurant could be featured as a
SCORE/SPIKE Success Story 

to be a national media highlight.




Tools and Tips from SCORE:

Thinking about opening your own bar or restaurant? Find out if you're ready!

Meet with a SCORE Mentor
With 13,000 mentors across the country, we are America's premiere source for free and confidential business advice. Meet with one of our many SCORE mentors that specialize in food service and learn how to successfully start your own bar bar or restaurant business!

Already own a bar or restaurant? Help your business grow with these tools:

Meet with a SCORE Mentor
SCORE Mentors help support bars and restaurants in all growth stages. Contact a mentor today and learn how a mentor can help you successfully grow your bar or restaurant business!
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Attend a local event:

Find out if you're ready to open your own bar or restaurant by attending a Simple Steps for Starting Your Business workshop at your local SCORE chapter! Simple Steps for Starting Your Business is a 5-part series of workshops designed to give you the tools, information and advice you need to succeed. You'll learn the essentials of business startup, get action steps and receive one-on-one mentoring. To learn more, click here.

Attend a local event:

Take your bar or restaurant to the next level by attending a Simple Steps for Growing Your Business workshop at your local SCORE chapter! Our goal is to make the growth process easier and less challenging by offering you various ways to get assistance, customized for your needs. To learn more, click here.

Take an online workshop:

SCORE offers great online workshops for starting your bar or restaurant!

Take an online workshop:

SCORE offers several online workshops for growing your bar or restaurant!

Business Startup Resources:

Download these resources and get started on your bar or restaurant startup!

Resources for growing:

Help your bar or restaurant grow with these resources:

Franchise Resources for Starting:


Franchise Resources for Growing:


Meet a food industry expert!
SCORE 13,000 mentors have over 500 areas of industry expertise! Connect with a food industry expert!

Get Inspired!
Morgan Smith (Boneheads Restaurant) and Todd Graves (Raising Cane's) are entrepreneurs who took their great food industry idea and made it a successful business with the help of a SCORE Mentor.

Watch the Boneheads Restaurant story!

See how Todd Graves grew Raising Cane's!

To learn more about Spike TV's newest show, Bar Rescue, click here!