Nine teams arrive on the boardwalk in Myrtle Beach, S.C., where Tyler Florence challenges them to create the perfect, portable summer dish. After one team pulls off a surprising win, disaster strikes with a food truck crash. Tyler gives the teams a second challenge -- to make a dish featuring a seafood staple -- but one team refuses to participate. Ultimately, one team is eliminated and eight head toward Hilton Head Island, S.C., ready to do whatever it takes to win the grand prize of $50,000.
Eight food truck teams arrive at the prestigious Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island, S.C., where Tyler Florence awaits on the 18th hole with a putting challenge and a mandate to sell classic Carolina barbecue. Then the teams head to Shelter Cove for two days of selling to hungry locals and tourists alike. Tyler throws a wrench in their plans when he devises a challenge with a South Carolina treat: boiled peanuts.
The seven remaining teams race toward the checkered flag of the Daytona International Speedway as Tyler Florence welcomes the food trucks to Florida. Tyler hits the teams with a doughnut-making challenge that could make or break them. A shrimp challenge on day two tests the teams, but with one team losing members unexpectedly and another incurring a health code violation, Daytona becomes anyone's race to win.
Six food truck teams meet up with Tyler Florence in Tampa, Fla., and are shocked to see a squadron of police officers arrive with sirens blaring. The officers are there to judge a contest based on Tampa's gift to the culinary world: the Cuban sandwich. After the challenge, the teams struggle with stormy weather and finding a good location to sell in the city, leading to one truck's elimination.
Tyler Florence gives the five remaining food truck teams a terrifying gator challenge in Fort Myers, Fla. They have to step up their game with a burger that takes creative risks and face a secret chef judge. One team breaks away from the pack to sell in an unexpected location, but the move could end up sending them home.
Tyler Florence makes the four remaining food truck teams throw javelins to determine their protein in a skewer challenge, and the winner gets to choose the team to pair up with for the day of selling in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A Sonic Drive-In shake challenge puts everyone's sweet skills to the test, and a thrilling elimination twist has the power to change everything.
Tyler Florence finds out what makes the final three teams tick when he spends time with each food truck in Miami, Fla. Challenges to make a crowd-pleasing pork dish and an innovative coffee creation keep all the cooks on their toes, and with the $50,000 prize so close, tensions flare like never before.
Tyler Florence meets the final two food trucks as they go head-to-head in sunny Key West, Fla. A spiny lobster, a key lime challenge and an unexpected visitor galvanize the teams to give it their all in the final push. In the end, one team closes the doors of their food truck and one walks away with the grand prize of $50,000.