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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  • Brothers Michael and Lem dream of bringing their burgers to the food court, and to the stability the business could bring to both their families. Ayanna and Dee are best friends and former military brats who run catering companies in Memphis. They have a love for international cuisine that they want to share with their customers. Both teams fight it out for a spot in a Jonesboro, Ark., food court.

  • Brothers Michael and Lem dream of bringing their burgers to the food court, and to the stability the business could bring to both their families. Ayanna and Dee are best friends and former military brats who run catering companies in Memphis. They have a love for international cuisine that they want to share with their customers. Both teams fight it out for a spot in a Jonesboro, Ark., food court.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Brother and sister Juliano and Noris dream of taking their Guatemalan family recipes to a wider market. Best friends Holly and David hope their concept, Ramen Bar, will allow them to follow their dreams of owning a restaurant. Only one team can win a spot in the Newark, Calif., food court.

  • Brother and sister Juliano and Noris dream of taking their Guatemalan family recipes to a wider market. Best friends Holly and David hope their concept, Ramen Bar, will allow them to follow their dreams of owning a restaurant. Only one team can win a spot in the Newark, Calif., food court.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

About the Host

Tyler shares recipes on Tyler's Ultimate and hosts the competition shows The Great Food Truck Race and Food Court Wars.

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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