Middleby Announces Exclusive Partnership with Jon Taffer and Taffer’s Tavern

Jun. 3, 2020
The Middleby Corporation is pleased to announce an exclusive partnership with Taffer’s Tavern, a newly-developed, modern tavern concept developed by Jon Taffer. Known as an award-winning hospitality mogul and best-selling author, Jon is also executive producer and host of the popular show Bar Rescue.

“Jon is a trusted authority on future trends in the bar and restaurant industry and we are honored to exclusively partner with him to build the Kitchen of the Future for Taffer’s Tavern,” said Middleby CEO Tim FitzGerald. “He appreciates the innovation and flexibility of the Middleby brands in a ventless, automated and simplified kitchen. Middleby solutions will lower construction costs, minimize the kitchen footprint, reduce training time, provide a safe working environment and decrease overall labor needs while efficiently producing the highest-quality dining experience for customers. We are excited to be part of this highly-visible and innovative project.”

Middleby ventless and automated cooking systems will be used exclusively in Jon’s “Kitchen of the Future” within each location. The restaurant kitchen highlights a streamlined hoodless/ventless format with a small footprint and the latest advancements in contactless food preparation technology. The Kitchen of the Future offers higher volume in a small space, reducing the need for traditional staffing levels.

Even as the concept rolls out, Taffer’s Tavern has already caught the attention of experienced restaurant and bar executives around the world with a celebrity-owned concept, best-in-class beverage program and delicious food.

Middleby is the recognized leader in ventless cooking and automation. Offerings include UL®- certified ventless combis, conveyor ovens, fryers, griddles and rapid cook ovens and advanced full-restaurant IoT and bar control automation. These Middleby solutions are installed in more than 300,000 global locations including historic buildings, ghost kitchens and sporting venues.

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