Road Trip Snapshots: Pop-A-Waffle
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Each team was given a digital camera to document life on the road and capture behind-the-scenes shots of day-to-day filming, challenges and competitors. Bobaloo, Scott and Anthony of Pop-A-Waffle snapped photos of each other, their truck and rival contestants during the race.
Meeting the Competitors
Bobaloo snapped this casual shot of Under the Crust's Sheri and Hannah during a low-key moment behind the scenes.
Since neither Scott nor Bobaloo had any cooking experience, Scott deemed Anthony, a trained chef, Pop-A-Waffle's "secret weapon" in the kitchen. Sure enough, Anthony proved himself worthy of the title by preparing winning recipes week after week.
Man With the Flag
Always one to encourage business, Scott could often be found outside of his truck waving the bright-yellow waffle-adorned flag to attract customers.
Though Barbie Babes' time on Food Trucks was short, they and Pop-A-Waffle worked well together during the race. While in Los Angeles, the teams sold next to one another both days of the weekend.
Thanks to Chef Anthony's top-notch cooking skill, Pop-A-Waffle picked up a Truck Stop win in Nashville. The team's down-home picnic lunch of Southern-fried chicken, grilled vegetables and corn on the cob wowed guest judges Joey and Rory Feek.
In their final Truck Stop challenge, Pop-A-Waffle turned ripe Ohio tomatoes into a winning bruschetta that Tim Gannon, the senior vice president and founding chef of Outback Steakhouse, deemed "very balanced in flavor and very enticing." They earned a $250 prize and the exclusive right to sell for three hours.
In addition to savory selections, Pop-A-Waffle offered a dessert-style strawberry-topped waffle that was an instant crowd favorite. The guys introduced this on their menu during the first week of the race in Los Angeles, and it was one of their final offerings in Cleveland as well.
Farewell to Waffles
After a disappointing loss in Cleveland, Pop-A-Waffle turned in their keys just one week short of the finale. Tyler congratulated the team on an "incredible run," and said that their "positive attitude was infectious." After the race, Scott reflected, "There are many paths for us. This was just one of them."