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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  • Tyler Florence visits Huntsville, Ala., where two local teams of aspiring restaurateurs compete to win their very own food court restaurant, rent-free for a year! It's team Perkins & Sons hotdogs vs. team Kettle n' Spouts shrimp-and-grits as they go head to head in the ultimate battle testing their concept, marketing their brand, and attempting to outsell their competition at Madison Square Mall.

  • 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!

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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