Restaurant Stakeout

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  • 2012
  • 5 Seasons
  • 4.7  (401)

Restaurant Stakeout is a reality TV series that premiered on Food Network in 2012. The show features Paul K. Bisson, a licensed private investigator and security consultant, Willie Degel, a restauranteur and owner of the Uncle Jack's Steakhouse chain, and Giovanni Roselli, a professional wrestler and personal trainer. Together, they help struggling restaurants overcome various challenges and improve their operations to increase profit and customer satisfaction.

Each episode follows the same format, beginning with Bisson explaining the stakeout process. He sets up cameras in strategic locations around the restaurant, including the kitchen, dining area, and storage areas. He then observes the staff and customers to identify any issues that may be affecting the restaurant's success, such as poor service, outdated recipes, or employee theft.

After the stakeout is complete, Degel and Roselli review the footage with Bisson to identify the restaurant's strengths and weaknesses. Degel, with his extensive experience in the industry, offers valuable insight into how the restaurant can improve its operations, menu, and service. Roselli, with his background in physical fitness, helps the staff improve their posture, stamina, and overall health to better serve customers.

The trio then presents their findings to the restaurant's owner, often revealing shocking discoveries that the owner was previously unaware of. They then work with the owner and staff to implement changes and improvements in the restaurant, such as updating decor, revamping the menu, and providing staff training.

Throughout the episode, the audience is shown before-and-after footage of the restaurant, highlighting the positive impact that the stakeout team's suggestions have had on the business. Whether it's increasing sales, improving reviews, or boosting employee morale, the team's efforts help the restaurant turn a corner and move towards success.

One standout feature of Restaurant Stakeout is the strong personalities of the three hosts. Bisson is stoic and serious, providing a no-nonsense approach to restaurant security and investigation. Degel is charismatic and passionate about the industry, offering valuable insights and advice to restaurant owners. Roselli is energetic and personable, connecting with the staff and motivating them to improve their physical and mental health.

Overall, Restaurant Stakeout is an entertaining and informative show that takes a unique approach to helping struggling restaurants. Through stakeouts, expert analysis, and hands-on training, the stakeout team helps restaurants identify and overcome their challenges to achieve success.

Restaurant Stakeout is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (58 episodes). The series first aired on March 11, 2012.

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Million Dollar Stakeout
13. Million Dollar Stakeout
September 10, 2014
Willie tries to humble a stubborn owner of a pizzeria in Oakland Park, N.J.
Grand Opening Stakeout
12. Grand Opening Stakeout
September 3, 2014
Willie Degel attempts to reinvent the Brookside Grill in Highland Mills, NY.
Standup Stakeout
11. Standup Stakeout
August 27, 2014
The Stress Factory in New Brunswick is desperate for Willie's help.
Father Daughter Stakeout
10. Father Daughter Stakeout
August 20, 2014
The daughter of restaurateur fears Villa Monaco will shut down.
Willie Shuts It Down
9. Willie Shuts It Down
August 6, 2014
Ricky tried to rescue his mother's restaurant after a massive theft. However, with the lack of money and a spoiled staff, Willie Degel does the unthinkable.
Fuggedabout Mario
8. Fuggedabout Mario
July 30, 2014
Willie intervenes to help Mario's Tutto Bène, a family restaurant in Union, N.J.
Golf Course Stakeout
7. Golf Course Stakeout
July 23, 2014
Willie tires to improve the reputation of Oh' Brian's On the Green in Clark, NJ.
Ciao, Vegas!
6. Ciao, Vegas!
July 16, 2014
Willie tries to help Ricardo from Gina's Bistro in Las Vegas turn his dream of coming to America from Italy into a success story.
Hammered in Vegas
5. Hammered in Vegas
July 2, 2014
Willie tries to save former professional hockey player Bob Fleming's struggling Hammer's Grill and Bar.
Unlucky in Vegas
4. Unlucky in Vegas
June 25, 2014
Willie Degel tries to rescue Sonrisa Grill so the owner can reunite her family.
Hoover Dam'd Pizza
3. Hoover Dam'd Pizza
June 18, 2014
Willie Degal tries to rescue Vinny and his pizza restaurant in Boulder City, Nev., near the Hoover Dam. Despite having years of experience and working about 75 hours a week, Vinny is struggling.
Sushi on the Strip
2. Sushi on the Strip
June 11, 2014
Osaka's Japanese Cuisine is the first sushi restaurant in Las Vegas. The staff is getting out of hand and the owner needs help to get things under control.
Las Vegas Stakeout
1. Las Vegas Stakeout
June 4, 2014
Tommy decided to invest his entire retirement into purchasing Buon Gusto Italian Restaurant in Las Vegas so that he and his chef son, Joel, could run it together. But without any restaurant experience, Tommy is overwhelmed and now he's seeing his retirement nest egg vanish.
Where to Watch Restaurant Stakeout
Restaurant Stakeout is available for streaming on the Food Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Restaurant Stakeout on demand at Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Food Network, FuboTV, Sling, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    March 11, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    4.7  (401)