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Restaurant Stakeout

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Restaurant Stakeout

Jun 26, 2013 10:00 PM

TV Network - Food Network

The point of "Restaurant Stakeout" as we told you when the season began, is to find out what isn't working out about a restaurant and fix it.  This is done with a series of hidden cameras and confrontations.  It isn't always pretty, it isn't always nice, but it regularly is fun.  Lots of fun.  While the most obvious broadcast network comparison is "Kitchen Nightmares," "Restaurant Stakeout" has a very different flavor to it, mostly with the 'covert tactics' Willie Degel uses to get to the truth.  The season ends tonight, which gives Degel just enough time to do a little more staking out.

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    Restaurant Stakeout

    Oct 06, 2014

    TV Network - Food Network

    Here we are, the sixth season of "Restaurant Stakeout."  It all gets started tonight as the show hits its new, later, time period.  Now, we don't know if the later time period is going to mean that the show will delve into racier issues, but perhaps it could.  What we can say with great certainty is that Willie Degel appears to like what he does, and what he does is stick cameras into restaurants to show owners where their employees (and perhaps they themselves) are falling down on the job.

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    Restaurant Stakeout

    Jun 09, 2013

    Host Willie Degel journeys to a Somerville, N.J., restaurant in an effort to discover whether the problems ailing the business come from the owners or the wait staff, and he realizes that various employees do not take their jobs very seriously.

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    Restaurant Stakeout

    Jun 09, 2013

    Host Willie Degel journeys to a Somerville, N.J., restaurant in an effort to discover whether the problems ailing the business come from the owners or the wait staff, and he realizes that various employees do not take their jobs very seriously.

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    Restaurant Stakeout

    Jun 08, 2013

    Host Willie Degel journeys to a Mamaroneck, N.Y., restaurant in an effort to discover whether the problems ailing the business come from the owners or the wait staff, and he must assist the team with becoming profitable.

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    Restaurant Stakeout

    Jun 08, 2013

    Host Willie Degel journeys to a Mamaroneck, N.Y., restaurant in an effort to discover whether the problems ailing the business come from the owners or the wait staff, and he must assist the team with becoming profitable.

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    Restaurant Stakeout

    May 09, 2013

    Host Willie Degel journeys to a Staten Island, N.Y., restaurant in an effort to discover whether the problems ailing the business come from the owners or the wait staff, and he realizes that trouble has been around since Hurricane Sandy occurred.

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    Restaurant Stakeout

    May 09, 2013

    Host Willie Degel journeys to a Staten Island, N.Y., restaurant in an effort to discover whether the problems ailing the business come from the owners or the wait staff, and he realizes that trouble has been around since Hurricane Sandy occurred.

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    Restaurant Stakeout

    May 08, 2013

    Host Willie Degel journeys to a Staten Island, N.Y., restaurant in an effort to discover whether the problems ailing the business come from the owners or the wait staff, and he realizes that trouble has been around since Hurricane Sandy occurred.

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    Restaurant Stakeout

    May 08, 2013

    Host Willie Degel journeys to a Staten Island, N.Y., restaurant in an effort to discover whether the problems ailing the business come from the owners or the wait staff, and he realizes that trouble has been around since Hurricane Sandy occurred.

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    Restaurant Stakeout

    Apr 07, 2013

    Host Willie Degel journeys to a New Rochelle, N.Y., restaurant in an effort to discover whether the problems ailing the business come from the owners or the wait staff, and he soon learns that the business is overreaching with its menu.

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    Restaurant Stakeout

    Mar 13, 2013

    TV Network - Food Network

    Willie Degel runs restaurants and rather than doing so in a willy-nilly fashion, he has a system.  He is a man who likes to have everything at his restaurants just so and one of the main ways he accomplishes this is by (here's that system we mentioned) having cameras all over the place.  For this series, Willie takes that camera coverage notion and applies it at other restaurants in order to help them out.  We both like this idea and find it rather terrifying at the same time.  We want everything at restaurants we frequent to be on the up-and-up, but we don't much like the idea of cameras covering every inch of our workplace.  There it seems rather intrusive.

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    Restaurant Stakeout

    Mar 09, 2013

    Host Willie Degel journeys to a Las Vegas, Nev., restaurant in an effort to discover whether the problems ailing the business come from the owners or the wait staff, and Willie must educate the management on how to properly run their establishment.

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    Restaurant Stakeout

    Feb 09, 2013

    Host Willie Degel journeys to a Huntington, N.Y., restaurant in an effort to discover whether the problems ailing the business come from the owners or the wait staff, and he must assist the staff with properly helping customers.

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    Restaurant Stakeout

    Jan 09, 2013

    Host Willie Degel journeys to a Hoboken, N.J., restaurant in an effort to discover whether the problems ailing the business come from the owners or the wait staff, and he soon learns that the business is lacking in leadership.

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    Restaurant Stakeout

    Dec 09, 2012

    Host Willie Degel journeys to a Brooklyn, N.Y., Greek restaurant in an effort to discover whether the problems ailing the business come from the owners or the wait staff, and he must assist the venue with family-related issues.

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    Restaurant Stakeout

    Dec 08, 2012

    Host Willie Degel journeys to a Bloomfield, N.J., Mexican restaurant in an effort to discover whether the problems ailing the business come from the owners or the wait staff, and he must assist the venue with overcoming poor reviews.

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    Restaurant Stakeout

    Nov 08, 2012

    Host Willie Degel journeys to a Montclair, N.J., restaurant in an effort to discover whether the problems ailing the business come from the owners or the wait staff, and the team attempts to investigate staff-related issues.

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