The final four food trucks think they're cruising straight into Nashville, but Tyler takes them beyond the city and into Pottsville, Tenn., where they meet on a farm owned by country musicians Joey and Rory Feek. Instead of sending the teams to sell, he immediately introduces the week's Truck Stop cooking challenge.
With just $300 to shop and only 60 minutes to prepare, each team must create a Southern-style picnic-basket lunch for Joey and Rory, who will taste their dishes and decide the winner. On the line this week? A prize that Tyler says "will all but guarantee that you'll move on to the next city."
Momma's Grizzly Grub decides to serve a colorful plate of Buffalo-fried chicken, glazed sweet potatoes and cranberry-laced coleslaw that garners mixed reviews from the judges. Rory appreciates "the salty and the tang and a little bit of kick and spice" in the chicken, although Joey explains that the coleslaw is too sweet for his taste.
For their picnic feast, Seoul Sausage settles on a Korean-spiced empanada, country-style potato salad with Korean flair and a handmade pie. Though Rory says that the guys' food is "really, really good," Joey thinks that their nontraditional flavors may be too unusual for Tennessee locals.
Pop-A-Waffle's Southern-fried chicken, grilled vegetables and corn on the cob wow Joey and Rory so much so that the team is named this week's winner. "It fits well here in Tennessee," Joey says of the guys' menu. Their prize includes Joey's $1000 guitar and exclusive rights to sell to the 1500 fans attending Joey and Rory's concert.
Lisa from Nonna's Kitchenette enjoys her time with the culinary students. "I think this is great, actually. I love my teammates," she says, "but I have two chefs here right now and it's very peaceful." In no time, she and her new food truck partners are dishing out the team's signature meatball sliders, deep-fried rice balls and root beer floats to a line of hungry customers.
Though Scott knows that his Pop-A-Waffle truck is in good hands with Anthony, he still feels uneasy about being away for an entire afternoon. "That truck is my baby," Scott explains, "and even though we've got a competent babysitter, I'm not exactly comfortable leaving it for the first time."
Nonna's Kitchenette predicts that they will be eliminated, given a potentially costly incident in which they accidently hit a parked car with their truck. To their relief, Tyler announces that despite the $250 fine they're forced to pay, the team has made enough to avoid elimination.
Seoul Sausage is one of the bottom-two teams for the first time. In the end, however, the guys bring in sales of just $2,297, their lowest earnings since week one of the race, but it is enough to keep them in the competition. "I promise this will never, ever happen again," Chris says after the episode. "I'm going to work harder. I'm going to put the best food out."
Momma's Grizzly Grub turns in their keys to Tyler after keeping up in the race for five long weeks. Looking ahead, Angela says that this experience has inspired her to continue pursuing her passion for cooking. "Ending the race is not the end of my dreams," she reflects. "It's really just the start, and it's given me the foundation to go forward and be successful."