Michigan Bar is featured in “Bar Rescue.”

A bar in Michigan announced it would be conducting a stress test during this time Barrettung Reality TV show films for an episode focused on the bar.

Backroads Bar & Grill in Holly, Michigan will be the focus of a future episode of the wildly popular television show. The stress test is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15th at 8 p.m

Although Backroads has a fairly active Facebook page, they didn’t announce the evening themselves via social media. However, Altered Designs, a boutique shop in Holly, helped spread the word.

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A flyer on Altered Designs’ Facebook post notes that the show will film the stress test, that attendees must be at least 21 years old, and that attendees cannot wear clothing with logos or sports jerseys.

For those unfamiliar with the show’s premise: Barrettung Jon Taffer, an entrepreneur with decades of experience in the bar and restaurant business, is trying to revitalize failing or struggling bars.

The stress test is the second test in the show, after Taffer sends a reconnaissance team without the bar’s knowledge. Once Jon responds to how (bad) The reconnaissance test is over, it’s time for the stress test, where the bar is filled almost to maximum capacity and orders come in non-stop until the bar simply can’t handle it anymore.

Taffer then remodels and reopens the bar to give it a chance to recover.

The show itself is a great advertisement for the bars it features, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a bar will survive. According to Reality TV Updates, Taffer manages to keep a bar open about 47% of the time, as 110 of the 234 bars he “saved” are still open.

Backroads will be the fifth bar in Michigan to be featured on the show. The previous four have all been closed for various reasons since their Season 4 episodes aired in 2015.

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Still, this is a great opportunity for Holly and surrounding residents to support a local business and help it get back on its feet.

Backroads is located at 15217 Apollo Drive in Holly and currently offers karaoke nights on Thursdays and Fridays, poker nights on Wednesdays, and occasional live music acts.

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