Tom Sandoval suggested that Katie Maloney needed a storyline on Vanderpump Rules Season 9. As fans know, the two are at odds over the Toms’ new establishment Schwartz & Sandy’s. Like most people, Katie thinks it’s a terrible name. She also wished the guys would’ve worked harder on their bar’s mission statement.
Sandoval and Schwartz tripped on shrooms so they could get to the core of their business. They’ve taken a bizarre new approach to starting a new business. Katie thinks she’s the person they should’ve consulted throughout this ordeal. Her mom used to own a restaurant, which is where Katie acquired most of her knowledge.
However, Sandoval thinks he knows why she’s inserting herself into their drama.
Katie Maloney and Tom Sandoval feud all season
For some reason, Katie and Sandoval can’t see eye-to-eye this season. They normally get along, unless it’s for Schwartz’s relationship with his wife. Katie made it clear that she doesn’t agree with the name of their new venture. She thinks they missed out on the opportunity to call it Once Upon a Tom.
Most Pump Rules fans agree that it’s a clever and cuter name. Earlier on in the season, Katie spoke to Sandoval’s girlfriend Ariana Madix. She called their new bar name “horrible.” In a later episode, she told Sandoval that the name was “uninspired.” Both Sandoval and Schwartz are very inspired by the name.
Spoiler alert: They end up sticking with the name because they feel it’s more personal than just using their first name. Sandoval thinks Katie’s criticism of their new venture was “out of line.” Yet, Katie feels she’s way more qualified than them to run a restaurant. She feels that they would be “idiots” not to work with her.
She previously told Schwartz that she wants to be the “Head B*** in Charge” of the new bar. Katie and Sandoval’s feud has played out all season. Schwartz even admits that it gets “ugly” at times. Fans will have to see how it plays out in the rest of the season.
Sandoval claims Katie needed a storyline on Vanderpump Rules Season 9
Tom Sandoval made an appearance on the No Filter with Zack Peter podcast. He spilled the tea about Katie’s reasoning for getting involved with the Toms’ new establishment. The Fancy AF Cocktails founder thinks she wanted more screen time. The former SUR bartender mentioned a moment when she approached production with her idea.
“I’m getting ready to meet with production,” Sandoval recalled Katie saying to him. “I just wanted to see if it’s cool if I tell them that I might help out in the office or take some phone calls or maybe help train some staff.”
The Bravo star didn’t understand Katie’s idea. He didn’t think the opening was even happening this season. That’s when he shaded her and suggested that “it’s always great when you’re involved with more things because then you can film more.” Schwartz & Sandy’s is expected to open sometime in 2022 if everything goes through.
What are your thoughts on what Sandoval said? Do you think Katie is gunning for a storyline? Sound off below in the comments.
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Vanderpump Rules Season 9 airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.