The Most-Shocking Behavior Seen on Restaurant Stakeout

Browse these photos from Food Network's Restaurant Stakeout to see employees' appallingly poor behavior at restaurants across the country when they believe no one is watching, and hear from host Willie Degel about these outrageous happenings.
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Networking Gone Wrong

When waiter Brian, an aspiring comedian, finds out that a successful producer is dining at Willy Parkers in Williston Park, N.Y., he wastes no time in introducing himself, asking the customer for his phone number and incessantly attempting to advance his agenda, all at the expense of the diner. Watch this clip to hear from Willie about the uncomfortable exchange.

Drinks and a Show

Just steps away from customers and a full spread of flammable liquor, Onna, a bartender at Bar+Bistro in Las Vegas, danced with two swinging flames, much to the shock of the restaurant's owners. Watch this clip to hear from host Willie Degel and to find more insider coverage of the show.

Looking for Management

Business can wait for the staff at Trends Restaurant in Staten Island, N.Y., as they're spending much of their time on their cell phones instead of working. A severe lack of leadership lets this behavior and others go unaccounted for. Watch this clip to hear from Willie and find out what the owner has to say.

Questioning Hierarchy

Fellow employees look on with wonder and seeming embarrassment as Rich argues loudly with several colleagues over who has the right to give and take direction at Mt. Ivy Cafe in Pomona, N.Y. Watch this clip to hear from Willie and watch owner Lucia's reaction to the scene.

Spontaneous Performance

When customers ask busboy Eric at Pita Grill in Hoboken, N.J., if he'd show them some of his signature break dance moves, he wastes no time in putting on an impromptu show in the middle of the dining room.

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