Does Anyone From Vanderpump Rules Still Actually Work At SUR?

Lisa Vanderpump was the queen of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" until she quit during Season 9. Vanderpump was a polarizing character right from the start, butting heads with all of the cast members at one or another point during her time on the Bravo series. However, Vanderpump came under fire from all sides during the tense and vicious Season 9 reunion show despite not even being there. She even fell out with Kyle Richards and Dorit Kemsley, the only women still talking to her.

When ET asked Vanderpump if she would ever consider strapping on her Louboutins and entering the fray again, she was pretty firm in her answer. "With this cast? No, it'd be impossible," she said. "I don't think that's going to happen anytime soon. Unless they kind of cleaned house, then maybe. It'd be great."

Thankfully for the British-born reality star, she still has her other show to fall back on, "Vanderpump Rules." It documents the supposed goings-on and day-to-day lives of the staff working at her restaurant, SUR. Many have questioned how real the reality show actually is, and after numerous cast members were fired from SUR, it begs the question: Does anyone from the cast still actually work there?

Vanderpump Rules had a SUR bloodbath

SUR had an employee bloodbath in 2020, with two of the OG cast being axed. Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute were fired from the show after it was revealed they'd filed a false police report against Black cast member Faith Stowers as a "prank," per BBC News. Schroeder and Doute both apologized, claiming they had no idea what the ramifications of their actions would be. However, it was too little too late.

Two of the new cast were also 86'd. Brett Caprioni and Max Boyens were shown the door after racist tweets from the past came back to haunt them. "Bravo and Evolution Media confirmed today that Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni will not be returning to Vanderpump Rules," the network announced in a statement, via Variety.

SUR's self-titled "number one guy," Jax Taylor, had also been fired after eight dramatic seasons of cheating, feuding, and fighting. He'd never been one of the most likable cast members despite he and his wife, Brittany Cartwright, scoring their own spin-off show, "Vanderpump Rules: Jax and Brittany Take Kentucky." So, after homophobic statements that he'd written surfaced, Taylor was given his marching orders — although he attempted to defend himself by tweeting, "50 % of my friends are gay." So, after all the firings and drama, is there anyone from "Vanderpump Rules" who still actually works at SUR?

A few actually still work at SUR

Given all the shocking exits from "Vanderpump Rules," it's lucky there's still a SUR for anybody to work in. Like all restaurants, it was forced to close during the pandemic, in addition to Vanderpump's other LA joints, Tom Tom, PUMP, and Villa Blanca. Vanderpump admitted to Bravo's Andy Cohen on "Watch What Happens Live" that it made for tough going.

"It's not just our business; it's our life as well. So many people have worked for us for years. Now they're all on unemployment," Lisa shared. "It's been really sad, I have to say." Thankfully, she was able to reopen again in February 2021, and the cameras were rolling to capture the happy moment. However, who's left to still actually wait tables and mix the cocktails?

Lisa Burnett had been MIA, leading to speculation she'd been cut from the show. However, Burnett explained that even though filming wasn't occurring, she'd still worked hard throughout the pandemic. "I wasn't in the last episodes because of Covid outbreaks & unfortunately, it kept happening to me because I was actually at SUR working. Which really sucked," she tweeted. Meanwhile, Reality Blurb reports that during an Insta "ask me anything" session, LaLa Kent spilled the cast tea. When asked who was still working at SUR, she posted a pic of Burnett and Raquel Leviss. "We all used to," she revealed. "Now, just these two."