In the Season 5 finale, Willie helps the stubborn owner of a pizzeria in Oakland Park, N.J., come up with a plan to get out of debt.
Willie offers advice to the owner of the Brookside Grill in Highland Mills, N.Y., who is attempting to reopen his restaurant with new partners after a falling-out with his previous one.
The owner of the Stress Factory comedy club in New Brunswick, N.J., needs Willie's help turning around the restaurant portion of his business.
A restaurateur's daughter fears a stale energy and archaic way of running Villa Monaco in West Islip, N.Y., could spell doom for her father's business, which is why she calls in Willie for an intervention.moreless
A man's mother and her restaurant become the victims of a massive theft.
Willie helps Mario's Tutto Bène, a struggling family restaurant in Union, N.J., that has managed to stay in business for 32 years, but has fallen upon hard times since the original owners passed it along to their son.moreless
The owners of Oh Brian's on the Green in Clark, N.J., are dealing with an unreliable manager, a staff struggling to fend for themselves, and unhappy customers when Willie arrives on the scene.moreless
The young owner of Gina's Bistro in Las Vegas faces having to move back to Italy if he can't turn his restaurant into a success.
Willie's goal when he travels to Henderson, Nev., is to turn around the struggling Hammer's Grill and Bar, which is owned by former pro hockey player Bob Fleming.
The owner of a once lively Mexican restaurant in Nevada receives advice from Willie on how to deal with staff problems and money woes that are hurting her business and taking a toll on her family.moreless
Willie visits Vinny's Pizzeria in Boulder City, Nev., to help the owner, who has years of experience in the business, learn why he isn't making any money even though he spends 75 hours a week at the restaurant.moreless
The first sushi restaurant in Las Vegas is in danger of closing its doors if Willie can't help the owner reel in her staff.
In the Season 5 premiere, a man who used his retirement savings to buy an Italian restaurant in Las Vegas to run with his son calls Willie for help turning this gamble into a moneymaker before he goes broke.moreless
The owner of Junction 46 in Ledgewood, N.J., who often works 90 hours a week, needs to cut back because of health issues, but first he needs Willie's help fixing problems with the staff.moreless
Willie visits Division Street Grill where the owner and staff have lost their passion for the business.
Willie heads to Somers 202 restaurant in New York where the lack of business is worrying the owners who are looking to pass the business down to their children.
Willie helps 12 Grapes Wine Bar in New York where the music venue theme is driving away customers.
Willie heads to Jamaica, N.Y. to help Nikko, the owner of the restaurant A Plate of Soul. Nikko's having trouble turning a profit despite his passion and his family is relying on things to turn around.moreless
Willie Degel swoops in to Jersey City's VB3 to come to the aid of two cousins who opened a high-end Italian restaurant. Chef Mike's running the kitchen with precision, but Joe's having trouble managing the restaurant and staff.moreless
Willie Degel travels Staten Island to rescue, Pat, the chef/owner of PK's Restaurant and Lounge. When Pat opened his restaurant a year ago, it was a dream come true, but now it's a nightmare. Can Willie get things under control?moreless
Willie Degel heads to North Arlington to help Larry and Jack, the owners of The Original Mama Angelo's. The authentic Italian cuisine is no longer enough to keep patrons coming back even with their life savings.moreless
Willie Degel's called in by Donna, the owner of Beso Restaurant and Bar in Brooklyn. Though a successful businesswoman, Donna's first try at running a restaurant is coming as a shock. A strong start has turned into bad reviews.moreless
Willie Degel rushes to 90 Park to the rescue of owner Antonia. Due to a family illness, Antonia's attention shifted and now she's paying for it. Though a wiz in the kitchen, Antonia is a disaster at staff and finance managementmoreless
Willie Degel comes to the aid of BlonDee's Bistro and Bar in Huntington. Dena opened BlonDee's to support her 3 children. But, after an unfavorable review from the New York Times, she spends all of her time at the restaurant.moreless
Willie Degel's heads to Sugo Cafe, a family-run business in Long Beach. For six years, Desperate to spend time with his loved ones, Alan staffed Sugo with family and friends, but discovers that business and family do not mix.moreless
After his mother's passing, Joe took a big gamble and used his inheritance to open Joe Broadway's Billiards and Sports Pub in Staten Island, N.Y. For the past year, Joe has run himself into the ground simply trying to stay afloat.moreless
The co-owner of the Barzola Restaurant is losing business but has no idea why. Willie Degel's stakeout reveals that the staff lacks menu knowledge, has bad attititudes on the floor, and they are often running out of ingredients stocked.moreless
Willie Degel answers the call of Frank, owner of Michael's Roscommon House in Belleville. Frank inherited the restaurant from his late father and is struggling to keep it going. Willie soon discovers Frank's problem.moreless
Joe, Sommerville's The Venetian Grille owner, took over the family restaurant 8 yrs ago. After failing to open a new restaurant, he returned to find customers have disappeared. Willie Degel discovers the problems that need fixing.moreless
After 20 yrs of hard work and chasing the American dream, Juan opened Roasted Peppers in Mamaroneck with his business partner and co-chef Darrell. They can barely make ends meet. Juan turns to Willie Degel to keep his dream alive.moreless