Where to Find the Winning Teams

Locate the winning teams' food court eateries and get a chance to try their popular dishes.  
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Sunday
Dec 30
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 4

Oasis vs. Chip-n-Wich

Melania and Diana were brought together by fate when Melania moved home to take care of her ailing mother and Diana desperately needed a brilliant chef to bring Middle Eastern food to the mid-west. Jonathan and Craig became fast friends working on the line at a restaurant chain where the two connected over memories of favorite sandwiches of their childhood and the hope of being their own bosses one day. Local taste buds will be challenged during a Great Lakes minor league baseball game with a surprise guest appearance by a baseball legend. One team will ultimately knock it out of the park, winning their very own food court restaurant in Midland, Mich.

Monday
Jul 29
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 5

Slum Dogz vs. Pimento Jamaican

Siblings Aaron and Kirsten have had each other's backs ever since two-month-old Aaron was adopted from India: Little did they know that Aaron's Indian heritage would elevate an American classic resulting in hot dogs with an Indian flair. Minneapolis native Yoni and Jamaican-born Tomme bonded over their love of all things jerk ... jerk chicken, jerk pork and jerk veggies: These two neighbors are bound and determined to take their killer recipes from their street to Main Street by getting Minnesotans addicted to a Jamaican flavor experience. In this battle of the flavors, who can bring the most heat to the town of Burnsville, Minn., and win their very own food court restaurant?

Monday
Aug 5
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 5

Slum Dogz vs. Pimento Jamaican

Siblings Aaron and Kirsten have had each other's backs ever since two-month-old Aaron was adopted from India: Little did they know that Aaron's Indian heritage would elevate an American classic resulting in hot dogs with an Indian flair. Minneapolis native Yoni and Jamaican-born Tomme bonded over their love of all things jerk ... jerk chicken, jerk pork and jerk veggies: These two neighbors are bound and determined to take their killer recipes from their street to Main Street by getting Minnesotans addicted to a Jamaican flavor experience. In this battle of the flavors, who can bring the most heat to the town of Burnsville, Minn., and win their very own food court restaurant?

Sunday
Aug 11
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 2

Tirado's Empanadas & More vs. The Taco Spot

In Spartanburg, S.C., mother-daughter team Jenn and Trish have taken their Puerto Rican family tradition of making empanadas and turned it into a small business at local festivals, but these ladies are now ready to expand from the food cart to the food court and build a lasting family business. Taco Spot owner J.V. and employee Michael currently have two existing restaurants, but meager revenues barely keep their doors open: These taco entrepreneurs will need to bring on the heat if they want to build their taco empire. Who will be left standing after this south of the border showdown and win their very own food court restaurant?

Thursday
Nov 28
6pm | 5c
Season 2, Episode 12

J's Kitchen vs. Kadook's

It's Filipino vs. Costa Rican cuisine as two teams battle for the chance to win a food court restaurant in Sierra Vista, Ariz. Friends Joyce and Lisa hope a successful Filipino restaurant will help Joyce bring her family together in the U.S., while husband and wife Ray and Kristine got engaged in Costa Rica and hope to prove to their son the value of following your dreams.

Thursday
May 22
10pm | 9c
Season 2, Episode 5

Full Circle Sliders vs. Jonathon's Gravy Train

Newlyweds Jennifer and Lara, owners of gastropub "Full Circle Tavern," go head-to-head with Jonathon and his wife Christine, owners of a small neighborhood restaurant called Jonathon's Oak Cliff, in Lewisville, Texas.

Thursday
Mar 26
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 8

Submarino's vs. Molly's Kitchen

Friends and co-workers Randy and Brandon are ready to bring Randy's family run submarine sandwich food truck concept to the food court. Close friends Michelle and Lindsey love home cooked comfort foods and after Michelle was forced to close her bakery, she has dreamed of getting back into culinary world. Watch as these two teams bring their dream to the mall in Logan, Utah.

Thursday
Apr 16
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 13

Mark's Gourmet Dogs vs. Grand Grillin

In Lansing, Mich., one food truck will be turning into a food court restaurant. Married couple Mark and Krysta have put every penny they have into their struggling gourmet hot dog cart and strive to provide a more secure life for their son. Co-workers Vicki and Kathy hope for financial stability for their grilled chicken cart: Vicki is eager to give herself a paycheck and Kathy looks to have a larger role in the business.

Thursday
May 21
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 1

Suck the Shuck vs. Po'Boy

Retirees Mary and Thomas, a married couple of 45 years, have been selling their famous Mississippi Delta tamales off a hot plate at a gas station in a neighboring town, always imaging how successful they could be with a proper kitchen in the right location. After having worked in restaurants for the past ten years, best friends Erika and Stevo have dreamed of opening their own place serving authentic New Orleans style po' boys, but due to circumstances beyond their control, their careers were put on hold. In Meridian, Miss., these two teams will face-off in a battle of good ole' Southern cooking and only one will ultimately win their very own food court restaurant in Food Court Wars!

Thursday
Jun 4
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 5

Full Circle Sliders vs. Jonathon's Gravy Train

Newlyweds Jennifer and Lara, owners of gastropub "Full Circle Tavern," go head-to-head with Jonathon and his wife Christine, owners of a small neighborhood restaurant called Jonathon's Oak Cliff, in Lewisville, Texas.

Thursday
Aug 13
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 11

Ophelia's vs. Ms. Ney's Gourmet

Renee and her daughter Tara are home cooks who hope their upscale salad restaurant will help them start their new lives. Best friends Malcolm and Cordey want their soul food concept to honor the strong women in their lives. The teams battle at the Collin Creek Mall in Plano, Texas, for the chance to win a spot in the Food Court.

Thursday
Sep 24
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 4

Oasis vs. Chip-n-Wich

Melania and Diana were brought together by fate when Melania moved home to take care of her ailing mother and Diana desperately needed a brilliant chef to bring Middle Eastern food to the mid-west. Jonathan and Craig became fast friends working on the line at a restaurant chain where the two connected over memories of favorite sandwiches of their childhood and the hope of being their own bosses one day. Local taste buds will be challenged during a Great Lakes minor league baseball game with a surprise guest appearance by a baseball legend. One team will ultimately knock it out of the park, winning their very own food court restaurant in Midland, Mich.

Thursday
Nov 19
10am | 9c

About the Show

Food Court Wars pits two teams of aspiring food entrepreneurs against one another as they battle to win their own food court restaurant, rent-free for a year. Each week it’s a different U.S. city mall. The mall wants to open a brand-new "local" eatery in the food court that offers a fresh region-specific menu. Stakes are high as teams must test their concept, market their brand and run their outlet for a full day feeding hungry shoppers. The team whose restaurant makes the most profit wins their eatery space — a prize worth $100,000! The losing team must vacate the premises.

About the Host

Tyler Florence

For the past 15 years, Chef Tyler Florence has delighted the masses by sharing the sights, sounds and flavors of his unique culinary vision with fans around the world. After graduating from the prestigious culinary program at Johnson & Wales University, Florence tackled the Big Apple where he helmed multiple acclaimed restaurants and established himself as one of New York City’s finest young stars.

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