Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Stephen Starr's spy network

The restaurateur says he retains TWO mystery-shopper companies -- and they keep tabs on each other.

Stephen Starr's spy network

Restaurateur Stephen Starr retains not one but two outside companies to anonymously inspect his restaurants — and each company keeps tabs on the other, as Starr told interviewer Larry Kane on this Sunday's edition of the show Voice of Reason (9:30 p.m., the Comcast Network).

Kane grilled Starr, Audrey Taichman (who owns Audrey Claire and Twenty Manning), and me on the state of the restaurant industry.

Michael Klein
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