Social Media Threatens California Bar – Bar Rescue, Season 5
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Social Media Threatens California Bar – Bar Rescue, Season 5


My name is Max Zahir.I’m the owner of Celebrities
Sports Grill, Yucaipa.
I’m Ryke Zahir,
Max’s brother. Now I’m his investor,
silent partner. Max:
My brother Ryke and I
were deployed overseas
working as an attachment
with Special Forces.
On October, 2012,
my brother was hurt
in Afghanistan. We came under an ambush. It was an enemy
grenade and I tried
to throw it away and as soon
as it left my hand, it just blew up
right in the air. My eyes got hurt
pretty badly. We medevac’d him
here in United States. After that it was just very
difficult for me to go back. I knew
it was gonna be a very long road
to recovery. I wasn’t
be able to work. And I just didn’t wanna,
you know, put my life on pause. Because I had
a past experience
in restaurant and bars, I thought, “Why not
just purchase my own?” Max:
We invested about
$485,000.
Ryke did invest 50/50.He trusted me
with his money. ( patrons cheering ) At the beginning we were
doing very, very great. ( cheering ) We were making
about $200,000 a month. And then I decided
to give back to the community. – Max: There you go.
– Man: Thank you, bro. Woman:
So Max posted
a video online and it was him giving food
to a homeless veteran. – Thank you, man.
– You served this country
and you deserve better. ( sobs )
Thank you, brother. He posted the video,
we did these fundraisers, and he made $20,000 on it. – There’s a lot
of us out, bro.
– No, I know. The guy turned out
to not be a veteran and we got a lot
of negative backlash. Sabrina:
So they started saying
that he was a “crook.”
“What did he do
with the money?”
It just started a big,
big snowball effect. The money’s still sitting
in the account.I’m afraid
if I take it out
people will say
that I used the money
for my own
personal reasons. Here we’re doing
the right thing, trying to help
the community. And in return, we’re getting
false accusations to the point
that I just lose it and I have to
say something. – I served with Navy SEAL…
– People have donated money
to homeless veterans… – and Delta Forces.
– that have not
received a dime. – Where’s all the money?
– Max posting the things
on the Internethas definitely put
a damper on business.
He is only thinking
about what he’s feeling,
defending himself. Would you like my apology,
or you’re gonna keep lying? The social media thing,
that’s embarrassing.But there’s
a lot of problems.
Nothing’s ever consistent.
We run out of food. We’re always outta liquor.
It’s ridiculous. This bar’s currently
$750,000 in debt. Max:
We tried to put
the bar for sale.
We didn’t get
any response.
That was the last resort
and if Jon
doesn’t come here
and help us out,
we’re done. Announcer:
Before Celebrities closes
its doors for good,
Max and Ryke have agreed
to pull back the doors,
bust open the books
and make the call for help
to “Bar Rescue.”
– ( slams )

35 thoughts on “Social Media Threatens California Bar – Bar Rescue, Season 5

  1. " would you like my apology or are you going to keep lying"
    what the fuck………………………….

  2. So if you have the money still in your account why not just give it back? If he didn't give it to the homeless guy why not donate it to the actual vets?

  3. It's Commiefornia guys. There are scam artists, in addition to the NPC's, everywhere and although I respect you two for your service and it's definitely admirable to want to help the community………..it's Commiefornia.

    There's really not much more to say than that.

  4. That is such bullshit!!! You can't blame him for the guy lying about being a vet. He did a great thing that the vast majority of people don't even do.

  5. He wanted to make a change and be nice and a conartist fucks him over. He didn't use the money and didn't want to make the same mistake again. I would've been angry at the conartist NOT the dude who wanted to be a better person on behalf of his brother.

  6. I think I might know the guy……Very similar voice to a faker I know. I work at a hotel in the middle of nowhere, and we had this problem longterm guest that would wear a military coat but didn't actually Serve. When he first moved in he said he had Served, but one day when he was having a PTSD attack and I was helping him through it, saying we will always take care of our Veterans, he said he didn't actually Serve….I didn't feel like helping him much after that. Plus he would yell profanities and rant about wanting to kill the guy that "stole" his wife.
    We feel bad for the guy even if he lies about Serving, he's mentally ill and needs some sort of help, but we do not have that ability to help someone that unstable and that much of a liar. It was tough to evict him and over two months later we're still waiting for him to get his stuff out of the room that he trashed.

    We have a bar/restaurant that hasn't been open in a few years. Too small of a community and too rare that the hotel has guests. But would love to have Jon come yell at us…lol!

  7. I actually feel sorry for this guy. I hate the internet and social media even though at times it can be fun. I think humanity overall would be better without it

  8. I saw people who never served freaking out over 2 guys in Afghan who almost exploded the other is brother and y'all tripping over giving someone a sandwich really?? I wish you internet freaks could get sent to the 70s y'all wouldn't last a day

  9. Then ya shouldn't have done charity and post it online dumbass. I get helping people but ya help people when ya don't post bout it!

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