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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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.

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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