The Great Food Truck Race, Season 3: Behind the Scenes of Episode 7

Get an inside look at the truckers' challenges and relive the most memorable moments from "Where in the World is Lubec?" the seventh episode of Food Network's The Great Food Truck Race.
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Beantown Express

Following instructions Tyler gave in Cleveland, Nonna's Kitchenette and Seoul Sausage cruise into Boston on the first leg of their "multi-city race to the finish." Both teams start selling immediately and draw extra-long lines of customers in no time.

Game Plan

Seoul Sausage's finale strategy is straightforward: "Basically we're going to keep the same menu," Chris explains. "Why fix something that's not broken?" The guys serve their crowd-pleasing kimchi rice balls plus cheesy tater tots, burgers and more.

Introducing: Ravioli

Jaclyn from Nonna's Kitchenette says that her team, too, has adopted the "simple is better" belief. They decide to add just one new item to their menu in Boston: fried ravioli. "It's a really quick item that's delicious," Lisa explains.

Captain's Choice

After just a few hours in Boston, Tyler calls the teams to deliver a Truck Stop cooking challenge: Embrace the best of Boston's coastal cuisine by creating a "true-blue New England-style lobster dish that locals are going to love." Fishermen Christian and Clark will taste the teams' dishes and announce the winner.

Nonna's Takes the Cake

Though Captain Clark Sandler appreciates the flavor of Seoul Sausage's lobster roll, he deems Nonna's Kitchenette's lobster cake to be the best dish of the day. Tyler grants them a $500 prize and the right to immediately advance to the next city, Portland, Maine.

Aw, Shucks

While Nonna's enjoys a head start on the road to Portland, Seoul Sausage is saddled with a tedious punishment. They must shuck nearly 600 pounds of clams before they, too, can drive to the second city. "We're here shucking clams and Nonna's is selling in Portland," Chris says. "This is not good."

Welcome to Maine

It's not long before Portland locals find Nonna's Kitchenette. The team scores a prime parking spot and soon they're dishing out dozens of orders of their meatball subs, doughnuts and more. "It's already busy and it's only going to get busier tonight," Lisa says.

Not Far Behind

When Seoul Sausage arrives in Portland, the team tracks down Nonna's Kitchenette and parks near them. "We always do well against another truck when we're right next to each other," Yong explains, "so this is right up our alley."

Last Stop: Lubec

Just as the teams settle into the rhythm of Portland, Tyler calls to announce their third and final destination: Lubec, Maine. Since Lubec is a small town with just 1600 residents, Tyler directs them to Water Street and enforces a price cap of only $2 to ensure that the teams will find business.

Last-Ditch Effort

Seoul Sausage and Nonna's Kitchenette are able to sell for just a few hours in Lubec, but it's those final sales that will ultimately determine the winner of the competition. "When the teams got into town 90 minutes ago," Tyler says, "they were separated by $5."

Final Tally

Tyler gathers the teams at the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse and collects their cash boxes. The group takes a few moments to reflect on the race before finding out who has won. "Maybe I didn't push hard enough, maybe I didn't get out there enough," Jacyln wonders, while Ted admits that "There were plenty of times we could have hustled a little harder, grabbed more people."

Seoul Sausage Keeps the Keys

Tyler announces that after a 3,559-mile journey across 15 states, Seoul Sausage has won the keys to their dream food truck and $50,000 to start their business. The guys have outsold Nonna's by just $103 dollars. "I don't know how to react right now," Chris says. "We just won The Great Food Truck Race. This was huge."

Seoul Sausage on the Road

Looking ahead, the guys say, "We are going to give Big Momma a small makeover, stock up, prep and head out to the streets of Los Angeles to serve our awesome fans soon."