Restaurant Stakeout

Restaurant Stakeout

Just when employees think their restaurant owners or managers aren't watching, Willie Degel captures them all on hidden camera.

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  • Willie Degel heads to Agnello's Pizzeria in New City, N.Y., to help pizza royalty make peace between family partners. After battling several life-threatening illnesses, the owner appeals to Willie to ensure that her family can work together and continue their legacy. Willie must use his stakeout team to discover the restaurant's problems and weed out the bad eggs to bring a family together.

  • Willie Degel travels to Willy Parker's restaurant in Williston Park, N.Y., and discovers that the biggest problems are the owners, who are brothers. Their feuding and bickering is dragging Willy Parker's down. If Willie's stakeout can't solve the problems, the brothers' dream of restaurant success as well as their life's savings will be lost forever.

  • Willie Degel travels to Las Vegas to help the owners of Bar + Bistro, a restaurant that has been built in an art gallery. Husband and wife Wes and Debra have passion for their establishment but ZERO knowledge of how a restaurant should be run. After being shafted by two previous chefs, things are now desperate as the married couple turns to Willie for help. The stakeout team must uncover Bar + Bistro's core issues and educate the owners on turning the ship around. Will Willie create a restaurant masterpiece or is Bar + Bistro doomed?

  • Willie is called upon to help struggling owner and chef Mike, of Trends Restaurant in Staten Island, N.Y. The business is collapsing and Mike is at the mercy of his out-of-control staff. His problems are compounded by the fact that his manager son, Nick, is often missing in action instead of leading by example. Mike's always dreamed of one day passing the restaurant onto his son. But if Willie can't get this kid to step up and take control, there may be no business to inherit.

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  • One of the first things Willie Degel discovers when he arrives at the Mt. Ivy Café in Pomona, N.Y., is that the problems of this restaurant may not be with the staff, but with the owner. She is nickel and diming her clients, and this may mean certain death for the business unless Willie can find a manager and bring in a younger clientele. Will Willie's stakeout uncover the problems behind the restaurant's decline, or is it too late for the Mt. Ivy Café?

About the Host

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.

More About 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.

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.

More About Restaurant Stakeout

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.

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