|Born||William Jack Degel
September 1, 1967
Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Restaurateur, entrepreneur, television personality|
William Jack "Willie" Degel (born September 1, 1967) 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.
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- MOVERS AND SHAKERS: William Jack Degel, Founder and Owner of Uncle Jack's Steakhouse, WhomYouKnow.com, August 17, 2009.
- Starr, Michael (2012-02-21). "Queens restaurateur Willie Degel gets Food Network show 'Restaurant Stakeout'". NYPOST.com. http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/tv/queens_guy_gets_food_gig_YzxySAXqpOMJtfGeIZHmRO.
- "Willie Degel". Libn.com. 2012-03-29. http://libn.com/tag/willie-degel/.