Saints quarterback Drew Brees appeared on Wednesday night’s episode of Undercover Boss and he looked unrecognizable once the show’s crew added a huge beard to his face and long hair on his head.
Brees is a co-owner of Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar, and he used the disguise to learn about the business from inside the kitchen.
“How did I just become Matthew McConaughey?”
Once his disguise was done, he would go work undercover as an employee of the restaurant. He could be seen washing dishes, bussing tables and preparing food in the kitchen while he was being guided by his “co-worker” Anderson.
“There’s a great sense of urgency in there,” Brees said. “There was work to do and we’ve been working.”
“Somebody might consider doing dishes just a menial job, you know, kind of entry-level,” Brees said. “But at the end of the day, that job is just as important as any other job and Anderson recognizes that. He takes pride in doing the best that he can.”
Brees then began to talk with Anderson and pick his brain about the city and their overall love for the Saints.
“If it wasn’t for Drew Brees, this place wouldn’t be standing, wouldn’t be running,” Anderson told Brees. “He’s part-owner and he’s pretty cool.”
Anderson later explains that he tries to pick up extra shifts to make some extra cash.
“I try because my mom, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had to come back home. Help my mom out,” Anderson said. “Basically, had to drop out of college. So, I’m left with $30,000 in debt because I have my student loans. Any shift they got going in here that’s available, I pick it up. … I’m not a selfish person. I wouldn’t have it any other way.”