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Willie Degel on the Real Pressures Facing Full-Service Restaurants

Willie Degel is an entrepreneur through and through. The Queens, New York, native has been in the restaurant industry for more than 30 years and has done everything from bartending, owning and operating, to starring in his own Food Network series. The former host of "Restaurant Stakeout" is also the founder and CEO of New York City’s Uncle Jack’s, which has two locations in the Big Apple. In addition to his NYC joints, Degel operates several restaurants throughout Georgia, including Uncle Jack’s Tavern, opening in November.
NEW YORK CITY, NY
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Gwinnett Daily Post

Food Network veteran and restauranteur Willie Degel advocates for tipping kitchen staff

Food Network veteran and celebrated restauranteur Willie Degel thinks he knows the way to solve the staffing issues affecting the hospitality industry. The New York native, who owns four restaurants in Georgia, including three in Gwinnett County, said he thinks a tip for the kitchen could go a long way toward attracting employees back to restaurants and establishing some stability in what has always been a fluid employment scenario.
GWINNETT COUNTY, GA
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