Season 5

46 :05x01 - Las Vegas Stakeout

Tommy thought it made perfect sense to take all of his retirement and buy Buon Gusto Italian Restaurant in Las Vegas so that he and his chef son, Joel, could run it together. Without any restaurant experience, Tommy soon found himself in way over his head and now he's seeing his retirement nest egg vanish. Without telling his son, he has called in Willie to see if he can take this Las Vegas gamble and turn it into a moneymaker.

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47 :05x02 - Sushi on the Strip

Willie is called in to help Joy, owner of Osaka's Japanese Cuisine, the first sushi restaurant in Las Vegas. With her restaurant floundering, Joy calls in Willie to reel in her staff before her legacy comes to an end. Only Willie can save this Las Vegas tradition, before it becomes lost in the sands of time.

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48 :05x03 - Hoover Dam'd Pizza

At Vinny's Pizzeria in Boulder City, Nev., near the Hoover Dam, Willie Degel must save an owner who isn't making money even though he spends 75 hours a week at the restaurant. Vinny has been in the pizza business since childhood, but despite his years of experience, Vinny can't figure out what's going wrong. After moving his family 1,700 miles to open this restaurant, failure is not an option. Can Willie's surveillance cameras, and his expertise in service, solve this mystery before it's too late?

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49 :05x04 - Unlucky in Vegas

Willie is called in to Lake Las Vegas to assist Chanthy, owner of Sonrisa Grill, where the once lively Mexican restaurant is suffering at the hands of the staff. Chanthy has borrowed over $300,000 from relatives and sacrificed splitting up her family to keep this desert oasis alive. Can Willie help Chanthy save Sonrisa Grill so she can pay her relatives back and get her family reunited for good?

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50 :05x05 - Hammered in Vegas

Willie is called in to help former professional hockey player Bob Fleming with his struggling Hammer's Grill and Bar. In 2007, Bob moved the bar's original location from Illinois to Henderson, Nev., just outside of Las Vegas. Since then, Hammer's success has started to melt away. Known as The Hammer in his hockey days for his brawling ways, Bob is now in the fight of his life to keep Hammer's open.

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51 :05x06 - Ciao, Vegas!

Willie is called in to help Ricardo, the young owner of Gina's Bistro in Las Vegas. Italian traditions meet the American Dream as Ricardo attempts to turn his immigrant story into a successful one. Can Willie get this restaurant back on track, before Ricardo is forced to close and move back to Italy?

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52 :05x07 - Golf Course Stakeout

When Brian and Brian opened Oh' Brian's On the Green in Clark, N.J., they thought it would be a hole in one. But their manager is perfecting a disappearing act and the staff is left to fend for themselves while customers grow unhappy. Before their dream of building a restaurant empire gets caught in a sand trap, the two Brians call Willie to save their reputation.

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53 :05x08 - Fuggedabout Mario

Willie attempts to helps Mario's Tutto Bène, a family restaurant in Union, N.J., that is struggling to stay afloat.

54 :05x09 - Willie Shuts It Down

After recovering from a terrible motorcycle accident, Ricky swooped in to save the day when his mother and her restaurant were the victims of a massive theft. However, with no money coming in, an entitled staff and only his girlfriend by his side, this novice restaurateur is about to make Restaurant Stakeout history when Willie does the unthinkable.

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55 :05x10 - Father Daughter Stakeout

Restaurateur Nicky's daughter fears that if the stale energy and archaic ways of running Villa Monaco in West Islip, N.Y., continue, in just a few short years the restaurant could become extinct! Without an intervention from Willie to help enlighten Nicky to the real problems at the restaurant, he could lose the business and his relationship with his daughter.

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56 :05x11 - Standup Stakeout

The owner of The Stress Factory comedy club in New Brunswick, N.J., is watching the restaurant side of his business quickly sink.

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57 :05x12 - Grand Opening Stakeout

Willie gives some advice to the owner of the Brookside Grill in Highland Mills, N.Y.

58 :05x13 - Million Dollar Stakeout

Willie attempts to help the stubborn owner of a pizzeria in Oakland Park, N.J.
Classification: Reality
Genre: Cooking/Food | Educational | Family | How To/Do It Yourself
Status: Returning Series
Network: food network ( USA)
Airs: Wednesdays at 11:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: March 11, 2012
Episode Order: 13
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