Families Hit the Road for a Face-Off on Season 7 of The Great Food Truck Race
This summer The Great Food Truck Race returns for a new season, premiering Sunday, Aug. 28 at 9|8c. But this time things are a little bit different: Six teams of families have taken up the fight for the $50,000 grand prize as host Tyler Florence springs difficult challenges their way. None of the family members have ever operated a food truck business before, so they're in for the ride of their lives, with some family drama along the way. The Great Food Truck Race: Family Face-Off kicks off in Los Angeles and follows a scenic route down the California coast, finishing on Catalina Island, where the best food trucking family will ride off into the sunset with the grand prize.
BigMista’s Fatty Wagon (Neil Strawder, Phillis Strawder, Eric Lara) — Long Beach, Calif.
Carretto Siciliano (Vinny Guadagnino, Paola Guadagnino, Angelo Giaimo) — Staten Island, N.Y.
Fortune Cooking (Tom Lin, Julie Hill-Lin, Tiffany Webster) — Livonia, Mich., and Denver
Grilled Cheese All-Stars (Michael Kalish, Charlie Kalish, Bryce Adams) – San Francisco and San Diego
Lei-Away Leidies (Carey Ofahengaue, Summer Prescott, Autumn Prescott) – Provo, Utah, and Laie, Hawaii
Sweet Southern Soul (Tiffany Ermon, Tikia Travis, Kizzma Snoddy) — Chicago and Atlanta
In Los Angeles, Tyler welcomes the six family teams to the race, but before anyone can even see their brand-new trucks, they're in for a challenge. The teams must complete a funnel cake-eating contest to find the keys to their trucks. Later in the day, Tyler offers up a prime location to the trucks for a pretty price — the highest bidder gets the spot. By the end, the team with the least amount of profits will be sent home.
Upcoming stops include Ventura County, for a strawberry festival; Santa Barbara, where there will be an ostrich egg hunt; Palm Springs, for a roadside attraction challenge; and the finale on Catalina Island, where Tyler will award the winning family team.
Visit FoodNetwork.com/foodtrucks to relive highlights from the road, check out behind-the-scenes moments and much more. Fans can join the conversation on Twitter using #GreatFoodTruckRace.