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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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Might be good if it wasn't completely fake....
21 December 2012 | by (St. Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

The show tonight unfortunately proves it's a fake and a reenactment.

The episode was about a sommelier who had wine sales drop during the year he had working at the restaurant. I was watching the camera angles and when they cut to a scene of him pouring wine for a couple the camera angle would have put the camera at chest level in the wall behind the table. They cut to a long shot and there was nothing on the wall except paint. In another scene the camera shot showed the subject walking past the "hidden" camera which was at eye level less than 3 feet from him and only a little smaller than his head. The camera was attached to a post on the top of a divider wall. Hard to miss something that big that's swiveling around, especially when you've worked there a year. Impossible.

I watched another episode about a pub. During the set up summary they claimed they had 3 cameras installed and showed the locations. They also were supposed to have one of their undercover operatives wearing a camera mounted in her eyeglass frames. I counted 10 completely different camera angles during the alleged operation while I was watching the playback on my DVR. They also had a close up shot of the woman wearing the glasses. Unless they managed to come up with a camera with no lens that's less than a millimeter thick there wasn't a camera on the frames.

Too bad, I liked the concept. I wish they had a real show like this.


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