Each team was given a digital camera to document life on the road and capture behind-the-scenes shots of day-to-day filming, challenges and competitors. Chefs Mike, Lena and Tawanaca of Coast of Atlanta snapped photos of each other and rival team members while on the set of the race.
In Flagstaff Tyler delivered a Speed Bump that forced all of the teams to serve only vegan dishes. While some trucks struggled to redefine their meaty menus, Coast of Atlanta took the challenge in stride, choosing to sell their signature tacos but replace the seafood with vegetables. "That's good," Lena said of the challenge, "because it's going to save us money and our veggie tacos are great."
During a minor-league baseball game in Amarillo, Texas, one person from each team took to the field to tell fans that their trucks will be outside after the game. Mike was chosen to speak for Coast of Atlanta and his lively speech did not disappoint, earning cheers of excitement from the crowd.
Many of the teams came together to sell during the Speed Bump challenge in Amarillo, and while more teams can mean more business for everyone, the Coast of Atlanta truck struggled to draw as large of a crowd as the other teams. In the hopes of catching the eyes of passersby, Tawanaca fashioned a simple sign to advertise her team's menu of fried catfish.
During the Truck Stop in Fayetteville, teen blogger Jeremy Salamon visited the Coast of Atlanta truck to taste the team's Pop-Tart breakfast special: a sweet and savory hash featuring crushed Pop-Tarts, bacon and potatoes. Though the team didn't win the challenge, Jeremy praised their food. "The flavors meld really well with each other," he said