ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its fifth season on 9/10/14; has yet to be renewed for a sixth season
DESCRIPTION: (from Food Network's press release, February 2013) New York restaurateur Willie Degel is back for the third season of the hidden camera series Restaurant Stakeout, premiering Wednesday, March 13th at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network. Using his infamous and covert surveillance tactics, Willie shows struggling restaurant owners what really happens when their employees think no one is watching. Willie has built his success on his "customer is king" philosophy, which remains the key to saving restaurants around the country from closing their doors. From lazy, neglectful managers to feisty, rude waitstaff Willie needs to whip these employees into shape before their appalling customer service drives business away for good.