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Season 10, Episode 3

Young Blood

When Joe, the owner of Harvey's Steakhouse in Huntington Beach, Calif., notices a decline in his restaurant's older customers, he contacts Charles Stiles to investigate. Mystery Diners Destiney and Hal go undercover and discover the staff is hosting unauthorized events to drive in younger patrons.

Friday
Jan 6
4am | 3c
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 4, Episode 9

Deliver Us From Evil

After receiving numerous complaints about his delivery service, Danny, the owner of Bella Luna Cafe in Chicago, contacts Charles for help. Mystery Diner Mark goes undercover and discovers both delivery drivers are taking advantage of the restaurant -- and customers.

Friday
Feb 3
4am | 3c
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 4, Episode 11

Security Issues

After hearing complaints that their late night security guard is being too rough with customers, Dave and Mike Frank, co-owners of Del Rossi's Cheesesteak Co. in Philadelphia, contact the Mystery Diners for help. Charles sends in Joe and Kiara and discovers a bigger problem inside the kitchen.

Friday
Mar 10
4:30am | 3:30c
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 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 4, Episode 8

Lactose Intolerant

After learning that several petite women have easily completed their grilled cheese eating challenge, Chris, the owner of Cheesie's Pub & Grub in Chicago, contacts Charles to investigate. Mystery Diners David and Destiney attempt the eating challenge for themselves and discover several employees are bending the rules for certain customers.

Friday
May 26
4am | 3c
Season 6, Episode 9

Scorpion Sting

After Paul, owner of Nacho Daddy in Las Vegas, notices a discrepancy in the expensive scorpions used in his restaurant's "scorpion shot," he contacts Charles Stiles to investigate. Mystery Diners Andy and Peter go undercover and discover an employee with a gambling addiction.

Friday
May 26
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 4, Episode 5

While the Cat's Away...

While recovering in Brazil from a paragliding accident that almost killed him, Kevin, owner of Gauchos Village in Glendale, Calif., has noticed a discrepancy in revenue and inventory at his restaurant. Charles sends in Mystery Diners Grant and Amber who discover the employees are taking advantage of Kevin's absence.

Friday
Jun 2
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 6, Episode 6

Family Ties

Carl, owner of Bakehouse Restaurant and Bar in Austin, Texas, fears a dispute between his son and favorite waitress is threatening the harmony of his restaurant. Charles sends in Mystery Diners Holly and Samantha to decide which employee has to go.

Friday
Jun 16
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 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
Season 5, Episode 7

Greek Tragedy

After finding broken dishes is his trash on numerous occasions, Nader, who owns My Greek and Italian Restaurant in Tacoma, contacts Charles to investigate. Mystery Diners Brianna and Nadine go undercover and discover someone on the staff is getting carried away with Greek traditions.

Friday
Aug 4
4am | 3c
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
Aug 4
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 10, Episode 7

Unhappy Hour

Jorge, owner of Moreno's Cuba Cafe and Riviera Hotel in Miami Beach, Fla., believes his staff is sneaking their friends into the hotel's free happy hour. Charles Stiles sends in Patrick and Tina to see how the uninvited guests are gaining access.

Friday
Aug 11
4am | 3c
Season 7, Episode 2

Cocktail Fail

Fearing that a rivalry between her two flair bartenders is the cause of tension and missing alcohol, Sarra, owner of The Compass in Carlsbad, Calif., asks Charles Stiles to investigate. Mystery Diners Amanda and Chelsea go undercover to find out who's the real culprit.

Friday
Aug 11
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 8, Episode 8

Local Celebrities

Fearing that their staff is getting carried away with the digital shorts they produce to promote the restaurant, Rashad and Kiauna, owners of Amalfi's in Portland, Ore., contact Charles Stiles for help. Mystery Diners Amber and Josh go undercover to investigate.

Friday
Aug 18
4am | 3c
Season 9, Episode 9

Too Many Tourists

When Roland, owner of Marigny Brasserie in New Orleans, notices an influx of rowdy tourists at his "locals bar," he contacts Charles Stiles to investigate. Mystery Diners Nicole and Eliot go undercover to see who's profiting from the new customers.

Friday
Aug 18
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 11, Episode 12

Rigged Rental

Steve, owner of Nashville Street Tacos and The Stillery in Nashville, believes his part-time apartment above his restaurant is being used while he's out of town. Charles Stiles sends in Mystery Diners Jamie and Brooke to investigate.

Friday
Aug 25
4am | 3c
Season 6, Episode 3

Food Truck Fiasco

After noticing excess lobster meat and an increase in mileage, Peter, owner of the Roll'n Lobster Food Truck in Los Angeles believes his new drivers are using his vehicle for personal errands. Charles sends in Mystery Diners Shelby and John to crack the case.

Friday
Aug 25
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.