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Season 1, Episode 0

From the Top Down

New York restaurant czar Willie Degel heads to Firefly restaurant in Las Vegas to answer the restaurant owner's plea for help. Willie's team of surveillance professionals equips the entire restaurant with hidden cameras and microphones to determine the root of the problem. Do the restaurant's problems come from the wait staff? Or do they start from the top down? Plus, what happens when a waitress goes rogue?

Sunday
Sep 30
2pm | 1c
Season 2, Episode 3

The Customer's Always Wrong

Willie has his work cut out for him when he stakes out the Oakwood Diner in Staten Island, N.Y. The owner, Mike Jr., has been around the diner business his entire life. Following in his successful father's footsteps, he took over the Oakwood Diner two and a half years ago. Mike inherited an undisciplined staff that treats the place like their living room and drives customers away with rude and inappropriate behavior.

Sunday
Sep 30
4pm | 3c
Season 2, Episode 2

When the Cat's Away

Willie comes to the aid of Tom, proud owner of Nauna's Bella Casa, who's spent the past 24 years building his restaurant into an established Montclair, N.J., eatery. Now, the married 45-year-old owner is looking to take a step back from his demanding business to start a family. Tom's enlisted Willie to help him figure out what his staff is doing when he's not around that's costing him customers, so he can salvage his restaurant's reputation before it's too late.

Thursday
Nov 8
1am | 12c
Season 3, Episode 3

You Can't Be Everything to Everybody

A.J., owner of A.J.'s Burgers in New Rochelle, N.Y., can't seem to make ends meet, despite award winning burgers and a commitment to pleasing his customers. Willie soon discovers the issues driving A.J. into the poor house, including an overloaded menu, confused identity and a burned out manager.

Saturday
May 11
8pm | 7c
Season 3, Episode 8

Your Smokehouse is a JOKE-house

Willie steps in to assist Sean, the young owner of Smokehouse Barbecue in Somerville, N.J. Willie finds that an unprofessional staff, more interested in pulling pranks than customer service, may be more than Sean's business can survive.

Sunday
Jun 9
3pm | 2c
Season 3, Episode 13

What Are You Servin' Here?

Willie comes to the aid of Rene, co-owner of Barzola Restaurant in Flushing, N.Y. Rene inherited the restaurant from his parents but is now struggling to make ends meet, and has no idea what needs fixing. Willie's surveillance uncovers a lack of knowledge on the menu, bad attitudes on the floor and a serious lack of inventory, that may be dragging the restaurant down.

Saturday
Jun 29
3pm | 2c
Season 4, Episode 1

Joe Broadway's or Bust

Joe is struggling as a first-time restaurant owner. After his mother's passing, Joe took a big gamble and used his inheritance to open Joe Broadway's Billiards & Sports Pub in Staten Island, N.Y. For the past year, Joe has run himself into the ground simply trying to stay afloat. He's not making any money, his staff is unprofessional and his chef is at wit's end and about to quit. Without Willie's help, Joe's big gamble will go bust.

Thursday
Sep 12
12am | 11c
Season 4, Episode 5

Kiss Beso Goodbye

Willie is called in by Donna, the owner of Beso Restaurant and Bar in Brooklyn. Though a successful businesswoman, Donna's first try at running a restaurant is coming as a shock. A strong early start has recently turned into bad reviews and plummeting profits and Donna's iron grip on the staff hasn't improved service. Without Willie's help, this once promising establishment will close its doors for good.

Thursday
Oct 10
12am | 11c
Season 4, Episode 11

Somers Almost Over

Willie is called in to help lifelong best friends and current business partners Joe and Gene. Four years ago the former Wall Street hotshots opened Somers 202 in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. While locals initially loved the restaurant, lately business has bottomed out. The owners dream of passing the restaurant down to their children, but without Willie's help, shutting the doors on Somers 202 may be their only reality.

Wednesday
Jul 30
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 1

Party All the Time

Willie Degel puts his skills and knowledge to the test at Lexington Grille and Pub in Bardonia, N.Y., where he tries to save the restaurant from total collapse by reining in the party-hearty ways of an out-of-control staff. After many successful years, the restaurant is squandering money, and Willie's job is to find out why. He and his team set up a covert stakeout to see where all the cash is going - but can he stop the insanity before the business goes under?

Wednesday
Jan 14
4am | 3c
Season 2, Episode 2

When the Cat's Away

Willie comes to the aid of Tom, proud owner of Nauna's Bella Casa, who's spent the past 24 years building his restaurant into an established Montclair, N.J., eatery. Now, the married 45-year-old owner is looking to take a step back from his demanding business to start a family. Tom's enlisted Willie to help him figure out what his staff is doing when he's not around that's costing him customers, so he can salvage his restaurant's reputation before it's too late.

Wednesday
Feb 25
4am | 3c
Season 2, Episode 9

On Its Last Leg

Willie is called in to help the Haven Grill in Port Washington, N.Y. Tough economic times recently prompted this family-run restaurant to move from traditional Italian fare to an American menu with broader appeal. But, with the business still struggling, the restaurant has developed an identity crisis that's taking its toll on the married owners. Their daughter, Stefania, is desperate for Willie to sort this messy situation out and get the Haven Grill on the right track before it's too late.

Wednesday
Apr 15
4am | 3c
Season 4, Episode 9

Starving for Customers

Former boxing champ Nikko used his winnings to open his own business, A Plate of Soul, in Jamaica, N.Y. Nikko's family depends on the restaurant for their livelyhood but, despite his passion for soul food, Nikko can't turn a profit. The glacially slow staff, in both the front and the back of the house, are turning customers away. Without Willie's help, A Plate of Soul could go down for the count.

Wednesday
Oct 14
4am | 3c

About the Show

Willie Degel is known for running a tight ship at his restaurants. His secret: cameras canvassing every inch of his restaurant, allowing him to keep a close eye on his floor, staff and patrons. Restaurant Stakeout follows as Willie takes his practices to troubled restaurateurs looking to find and rectify the hidden problems that lie within their establishments.

About the Host

Willie Degel

William "Jack" Degel, owner of New York’s Uncle Jack's Steakhouse chain and Jack's Shack all-natural eatery — and host of Restaurant Stakeout — developed his entrepreneurial spirit at an early age by working to help fund the parochial school education his parents demanded of their sons.

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