As the straight-talking host of Food Network’s Restaurant Stakeout, owner of a successful restaurant empire, luxury home developer and dedicated family man - Willie Degel is never living life in the slow lane. He’s a successful restaurateur and TV personality but the serial entrepreneur knows what it’s like to come from humble beginnings. Starting out as a paperboy, Willie worked his way up the success ladder and opened Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse and Jack’s Shack restaurants – and he runs a tight ship. His no-nonsense advice, coaching tips and recommendations on how to turn businesses around has made him a popular Food Network fixture. He believes in giving people a chance and for Willie, the customer is always king, but most of the time, he’s always right.