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Season 6, Episode 5

Bad Poets Society

Danny and Jonathan, owners of Old School Bar and Grill in Austin, Texas, are concerned about a loss of revenue on their "Poetry Nights." Charles sends in Mystery Diners Justin and Samantha to find out why the register is being affected.

Friday
Jan 6
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 7, Episode 1

Going to the Dogs

After discovering discrepancies in their chicken and beef supply, which they serve to both their human and canine customers, the co-owners of Shades Oceanfront Bistro in San Diego contact Charles Stiles for help. Mystery Diners Corinne and Seth go undercover and discover one of the employees is running their own side business.

Friday
Jan 13
4am | 3c
Season 0, Episode 4

Special: Love Hurts

Mystery Diners counts down the top ten love-related scams that broke hearts and the bank.

Friday
Jan 27
4am | 3c
Season 11, Episode 3

Steals on Wheels

After receiving several customer complaints about her meal delivery service, Cynthia contacts Charles Stiles for help. He sends in Mystery Diners Patrick and Hal, who uncover a bigger problem inside her kitchen.

Friday
Feb 17
4am | 3c
Season 5, Episode 6

Grapes of Wrath

After noticing that several bottles of expensive wine have gone missing, Michael, owner of Bistro Baffi, in Burien, Wash., contacts Charles for help. Mystery Diners Allison, Julie and Benny go undercover and discover someone in the staff is taking much more than a paycheck.

Friday
Feb 24
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 0, Episode 5

Surprise Twists

Mystery Diners counts down the top ten biggest twists that surprised Charles Stiles and the various restaurant owners who called for help.

Friday
Mar 3
4am | 3c
Season 3, Episode 7

No Laughing Matter

Keith, the owner of Deanie's Seafood in New Orleans, is concerned that his manager is more focused on his amateur comedy career than managing the restaurant. Charles sends in Mystery Diners Andrew and Deanna who discover that another employee may be taking advantage of the situation.

Friday
Mar 3
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 6, Episode 13

The Italian Job

After a feud between his pizzeria and bakery threatens his business, John, owner of Metro Pizza in Las Vegas, contacts Charles Stiles for help. Mystery Diners Andy and Arielle go undercover and discover the source of the tension.

Friday
Mar 10
4am | 3c
Season 0, Episode 1

Millions Gone Missing

Mystery Diners counts down the series' greatest moments catching employee theft, involving stolen food, alcohol, supplies and money.

Friday
Apr 7
4am | 3c
Season 6, Episode 8

Raw Deal

Fearing that her employees are selling the secret recipes to her raw food menu, Sylvia, owner of Beets Cafe in Austin, contacts Charles Stiles for help. Mystery Diners Holly and Robin go undercover and discover an even bigger problem.

Friday
Apr 28
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 9, Episode 3

Very Bad Bosses

Tired of being mistreated, the wait staff of a California restaurant contacts Charles Stiles to do a reverse sting on their employer. Mystery Diners Amanda and Eliot go undercover and uncover what's really going on inside the kitchen.

Friday
May 5
4am | 3c
Season 7, Episode 7

Heavy Metal Mess

Leah and Garret, owners of the Toad Tavern in Littleton, Colo., need to know if their son and his bandmates are more focused on their musical aspirations than their jobs in the restaurant. Charles Stiles sends in Mystery Diners Ashley and Andy, who discover another employee may be ripping them off.

Friday
May 12
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 10, Episode 1

Partner Problems

Former client Jaime contacts Charles Stiles to help determine if he should invest in a failing California restaurant. Mystery Diners Kendall and Kiel go undercover and discover the current owner isn't being honest about all of his problems.

Friday
May 19
4am | 3c
Season 7, Episode 9

Secret Pairings

When Peter and Delinda, owners of Indulge Bistro and Wine Bar in Colorado, notice discrepancies in their food costs -- specifically their expensive wine and cheese -- they contact Charles Stiles for help. Mystery Diners Taylor and Brent go undercover and expose some employees who are hosting their own events.

Friday
Jun 23
4am | 3c
Season 9, Episode 12

Train Robbery

Dave, owner of Fillmore and Western Railway, in Fillmore, Calif., is concerned about missing supplies and rumors of unauthorized passengers during his train's "dinner theater" service. Charles Stiles sends in Mystery Diners Shelby and JR to see who the train robbers really are.

Friday
Jun 23
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 8, Episode 13

Bad Credit

When Chef Chai, owner of his namesake restaurant in Honolulu, notices multiple ticket voids, he contacts Charles Stiles for help. Mystery Diners Jordan and David go undercover to see if his staff is making honest mistakes or committing foul play.

Friday
Jun 30
4am | 3c
Season 4, Episode 6

Too Many Cooks

After receiving numerous complaints about his new Executive Chef, Pascal, owner of Bistro Bordeaux in Evanston, Ill., contacts Charles to investigate. Mystery Diners Nicole and Jay go undercover and discover the chef is being sabotaged from within the kitchen.

Friday
Jun 30
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 11, Episode 9

Lobster Looting

Brother-sister owners Richard and Marilyn of Langosta Lounge in Asbury Park, N.J. contact Charles Stiles after noticing a discrepancy in their lobster supply. Mystery Diners Megan and Natale go undercover to discover where the lobsters are going.

Friday
Jul 7
4am | 3c
Season 6, Episode 1

Mexicali Blues

After hearing rumors that customers are being served food off-menu, Esdras and Javi, owners of Mexicali Tacos in Los Angeles, call Charles to investigate. Mystery Diners Brenda and Grant go undercover to find out what the head chef is really cooking.

Friday
Jul 7
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 5, Episode 2

Tastes Like Chicken

After hearing rumors that customers are being served meat at his vegan restaurant, Mitch, owner of Source in San Francisco, contacts Charles for help. Mystery Diners Amber and Brianna go undercover and discover what's really being cooked up in the kitchen.

Friday
Jul 14
4am | 3c
Season 10, Episode 13

Drive-Thru Drama

Byron, owner of B-Man's Teriyaki and Burgers in Pasadena, Calif., becomes suspicious when he notices a drop in customers. Charles Stiles sends in Mystery Diners Kiel and Eliot, who uncover a problem with the drive-thru staff.

Friday
Jul 14
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 9, Episode 4

Barrel of Monkeys

Damian, owner of Doffo Winery in Temecula, Calif., contacts Charles Stiles after noticing missing wine barrels. Mystery Diners Jamie and Kendall go undercover to see which employees are responsible.

Friday
Jul 21
4am | 3c
Season 4, Episode 7

Wine on Wheels

Gary and Tony, co-owners of Big & Little's Restaurant in Chicago, contact Charles after hearing rumors that employees are illegally selling alcohol to customers at their B.Y.O.B. restaurant. Mystery Diners Siera and Destiney go undercover and discover a mobile liquor store parked on the street.

Friday
Jul 21
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 7, Episode 4

Dueling Food Trucks

Marko and Brett own competing food trucks in San Diego, but put aside their differences to investigate revenue loss in both of their vehicles. Charles Stiles sends in Mystery Diners Seth and Corinne, who discover that their employees are turning a friendly competition into an all out war.

Friday
Jul 28
4am | 3c
Season 8, Episode 7

Food Cart Catastrophe

When Rod and Linda, owners of a la carts Food Pavilion in Portland, Ore., hear complaints from their tenants about the new onsite manager, they contact Charles Stiles to investigate. Mystery Diners Amber and Joshua go undercover to see if the grievances are valid.

Friday
Jul 28
4:30am | 3:30c

About the Show

When a restaurant owner suspects employees of not doing their jobs — whether it be stealing, lying, mistreating customers or generally doing lousy work — they call in the Mystery Diners. These Mystery Diners are undercover operatives who go into restaurants, bars and food-service establishments with hidden cameras to perform surveillance to find out what's really going on when the boss isn't around.

About the Host

Charles Stiles

Charles Stiles is the founder of Business Evaluation Services and the host of Food Network's Mystery Diners.