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Restaurant owners call a company, called "mystery diners", when/if they are suspicious about their employees. Sometimes they steal or treat customers badly etc... The company will set up surveillance cameras and use actors to help find evidence that the employees are doing these things, sometimes leading to them getting suspended, fired or sued.

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In the episode "Greek Tragedy" the restaurant " My Greek Italian Restaurant is located at 2303 N Pearl St. Tacoma, WA 98406. The building is a former "Shari's" Restaurant which is a franchise here in the Northwest that uses the same architectural features throughout the chain of locations. The Greek Restaurant has closed since the filming but the building remains standing. See more »

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Why call it reality?
14 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to admit I am NOT a reality TV fan. I've never watched ANY of it, from Big Brother to Dancing with the Stars. Not. Even. One.

OTOH, it's no secret that I watch House Hunters and rehab type shows. I'll also watch true crime re-enactment like "Cold Case Files" when I'm bored. But I know that those are re-enactments, I know to take it with a grain of salt. I expect the bad acting.

Why on earth do they call this "reality"? These are actors, and not even good actors. Unless "hamming it up" is what they were shooting for.

I won't be making that mistake again.


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