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How to Run & Grow Restaurants: A Conversation with Willie Degel
He may be famous for his Food Network show, Restaurant Stakeout, but Willie Degel is also a successful restaurateur.
The New York native owns and operates the high-end Uncle Jack's Steakhouse, which has three locations in the metropolis, and the fast-casual Jack's Shack, which is rapidly expanding to a handful of locations in New York City.
Known for his almost obsessive attention to detail, Degel is very meticulous about his restaurants — in the best way possible. He started his career as a bartender, and it was then that he found his passion for making restaurants the best they possibly can be.
We talk with Willie about his personal journey from start-up operator to one of the most successful New York restaurateurs around.
It's an absolutely must listen conversation about the restaurant business...