LISA Vanderpump’s longtime staffer Max Boyens “QUIT” as the restauranteur is slammed by workers as “cheap” after TomTom’s reopening is pushed back, The Sun can exclusively reveal.
Lisa Vanderpump slammed as ‘cheap’ by staffers working at her Los Angeles restaurantsCredit: The Mega Agency
Max Boyens ‘quit TomTom after getting into a heated disagreement with Lisa and Ken’Credit: Getty
TomTom’s doors remain closed despite planning on reopening last monthCredit: The Sun
An insider exclusively told The Sun that Max – who has worked with Lisa for years – quit TomTom over the weekend.
The bar manager was “furious” with Lisa, 60, and her husband/business partner Ken Todd before a “fight” resulted in his sudden exit – the source claimed.
An informant explained: “They wouldn’t give him health insurance or the salary he wanted. Lisa doesn’t provide any staffers with healthcare.
“After years and years of hard work, he had enough when they still wouldn’t even value him enough for health insurance.”
A rep for Max confirmed that he resigned but could not confirm any further details.
Max, 27, has been heavily featured in recent years of Vanderpump Rules as the general manager of TomTom.
Max has been heavily featured on recent seasons of Vanderpump RulesCredit: Instagram / Max Boyens
The bar manager and reality star ‘quit’ Lisa Vanderpump’s eater over the weekendCredit: Instagram / Max Boyens
The TV personality left due to ‘not receiving healthcare or proper pay’Credit: Getty Images – Getty
Last year, his romance was shown with Sur hostess Dayna Kathan – who quit the Bravo series last month after just one season.
It was added by the source who is close to the eatery that “TomTom’s opening is delayed because Lisa and Ken are not ready.”
The informant continued: “The owners [Ken and Lisa] are being very cheap with their money.
“They either don’t have the means or have it and choose not to spend it because the opening has been pushed back and things aren’t looking good.
“The owners give massive anxiety to every staffer. The whole situation is a mess.”
The upscale West Hollywood bar and lounge has been closed since early 2020Credit: Tom Tom/Instagram
TomTom’s reopening was pushed back as the establishment is ‘not ready’ the insider saidCredit: Tom Tom/Instagram
Lisa has opened up about her financial struggles over the past yearCredit: Tom Tom/Instagram
Last month, The Sun reported that TomTom originally planned to reopen following more than a year-long closure “no later” than May 1st.
However, things have not gone as planned – and the West Hollywood lounge remains closed with no exact date scheduled of opening its doors again.
However, manager Richardson Chery previously confirmed that the establishment will eventually reopen its doors with some big changes.
The RHOBH alum co-owns TomTom with Tom Schwartz and Tom SandovalCredit: Tom Tom/Instagram
The reality star and her husband, Ken Todd, own several businesses togetherCredit: Tom Tom/Instagram
He explained: “Slow and steady wins the race. But cleaning a years worth of dust and such is a process. It’s a lot to clean, it’s been a full year!
“We are working around the clock to get TomTom ready. I met with Both Ken and Lisa.
“Even Lisa was cleaning! I love how she participates in everything.”
Richardson – who is also an actor and producer – said that Lisa’s husband, Ken, “has been trying to find other areas in his businesses to find work for [staffers], so we can start working again.”
Richardson Chery previously teased ‘big changes’ coming to TomTomCredit: Instagram
Once the upscale eatery and bar reopens, there will be “lots of new changes” including some to the menu, he promised.
In addition to “stronger, tastier new drinks,” the restaurant will also be getting a facelift.
“Now our patio is going to be amazing really, before it was a bit small, but now it’s going to get a makeover, I’m excited about it,” Richardson – who also runs non-profit Project Elev8 – said.