Food Court Wars

The Battle to Win a Business

Teams of budding restaurant entrepreneurs face off to win food court space in their local shopping malls. See how the winners are doing.

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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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  • Hickory, N.C., is the battleground where two groups of friends compete to win their own food court restaurant. The local community will help decide whether DeeDee and George's chicken salad concept, called The Mayobird, or Larry and H.C.'s wings and pizza restaurant, Wingzza, will take up residence.

  • 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.

  • Michael and Charlene have invested their life savings into their waffle-themed food truck, but have yet to see the success they need to grow their business and support their combined family, while best friends and culinary school buddies Robert and Mike believe that their sandwich-based concept would be a natural fit in a mall and could provide them with the culinary success they've been chasing. Only one team will win a spot in a Kelso, Wash., food court.

  • Friends JB and Brandi are looking to expand their catering/lunch business in hopes that the success will provide validation for the sacrifices they've made for their dream. Father and daughter team Thomas and Stephanie hope their love of Southern cooking and strong bond will make their restaurant a successful family venture for years to come. Only one of these teams will come out on top as they compete to win their own food court restaurant in Bossier City, La.

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  • Sisters Gabbie and Audriana grew up in the food industry and want to turn their passion for breakfast food into their own restaurant. Best friends Sadaya and Maiya started their own catering company to bring Southern-style food to their area and want to turn the business into a fulltime career. These two teams will compete for a food court location in their hometown of Zanesville, Ohio.

About the Host

Tyler mentors home cooks on Worst Cooks in America, hosts The Great Food Truck Race and shares recipes on Tyler's Ultimate.

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.

More About Food Court Wars

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.

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