The "Vanderpump Rules" star tells TooFab he wasn't as eager to jump into business with Lisa as Tom Schwartz was.
Raise your glasses high, "Vanderpump Rules" stars Tom Schwartz and Tom Sandoval officially became business partners with their former boss Lisa Vanderpump on a new bar called Tom Tom. But it wasn't an easy decision.
Sandoval told TooFab in an interview ahead of the Season 6 premiere that he had a lot of reservations about the legendary restaurateur's vision for his bar.
"I was worried it would just be another Villa Blanca, another Sur, another Pump and just say Tom Tom on it," he said. "But it's actually going to be very different, very cutting edge. It'll probably have the best or some of the best cocktails in boys town."
"Lisa definitely knows what she wants and she's used to doing everything herself, but throughout the process she has actually been really cool about involving us in some of the decision-making, which is very nice considering she has 30 plus restaurants under her belt," Sandoval added. "I'm sure it's hard for her take advice from someone who has zero restaurants under their belt."
Fans of the show watched as Vanderpump pitched the new business venture to the dynamic duo during Schwartz's wedding ceremony last season. While Sandoval was eager to jump in head first, Schwartz seemed pretty bothered by the possibility of tarnishing Vanderpump's reputation. Looking back, Sandoval completely understands where Schwartz was coming from.
"I gotta give him a little bit of leeway there because it was the night of his wedding and obviously weddings can be very stressful, he's got so many friends there, there's a lot going on, we filmed all day long, plus he got married so I think he was just a little overwhelmed because it was the end of the night, too," Sandoval said. "Schwartz is just very apprehensive about everything."