A 2013 version of "jumping the shark". A reference to Miley Cyrus' video "Wrecking Ball" in which she licks a sledgehammer. That is the point where her career trajectory topped out.
Friend 1: I loved that bar. Just wished they had not changed their menu so much. The old food was way better.
Friend 2: Completely understand. They thought they were being daring and would get a new crowd. They really were just licking the sledgehammer with that idea.