Willie Degel

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Willie Degel
Born William Jack Degel
September 1, 1967 (1967-09-01) (age 47)
Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Restaurateur, entrepreneur, television personality
Years active 1989-present

William Jack "Willie" Degel (born September 1, 1967[1]) is an American entrepreneur who started and is the chief financial officer of the Uncle Jack's Steakhouse chain of restaurants in New York City. He is best known as the host of Restaurant Stakeout on Food Network. He was born in Queens, New York.

Degel opened his first restaurant, Hollywood and Main, in June 1990 in Flushing, Queens. Six years later, he opened Uncle Jack's Steakhouse, which has three locations in New York City. In March 2012, Degel began hosting Restaurant Stakeout, where he goes to different restaurants around the country with hidden cameras to take a look at problems with the service that the restaurants are having.[2][3]

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