Have you heard of the Reality TV Show “Restaurant Stakeout” on Food Network presented by Willie Degel? I will share the 40 lessons from Restaurant Stakeout in this article. I discovered this show some days ago and I must say that I was instantly hooked on it. I was fascinated by Willie’s competence, professionalism, energy, enthusiasm and drive.
So what is this show all about? It shows restaurant owners who experience service problems in their restaurants. What they do is to approach Willie Degel in order to get their problems sorted out. Willie’s strategy is to go – equipped with hidden cameras – behind the scenes of several restaurants across the USA in order to find out what is really going on inside their restaurant business. Often it ends with people being fired, but most of the time the staff gets properly trained and the business can be completely turned around. Willie Degel’s motto is “If you can’t see the problem, you can’t solve the problem!”