Greenlit: Food Court Wars, Food Network
Food Court Wars (6 x ) – Tyler Florence scours the United States to help aspiring entrepreneurs realize their lifelong dreams of opening their own restaurant. Each episode features two teams competing against each other for the chance to open a restaurant, rent-free, for one year in a mall food court. But first, the two teams must create an irresistible food court concept in 48 hours and then outsell the other team in a single day of business at the mall, with the winner awarded their new food court restaurant.
In the premiere episode Tyler heads to Meridian, Miss. to give one lucky team a spot in the mall food court. Retirees Mary and Thomas Jordan, a married couple of 45 years, have been selling their famous Mississippi Delta Tamales off a hot plate at a gas station, always imagining how successful they could be with a proper kitchen in the right location. After working in restaurants for the past 10 years, best friends Erika Lipe and Stevo McCain have dreamed of opening their own place serving Authentic New Orleans style Po’Boys, but due to circumstances beyond their control, their careers were put on hold. These two teams will face-off in a battle of good ole’ Southern cooking with one team winning their very own food court restaurant! Food Court Wars travels to malls in Spartanburg, S.C.; Wausau, Wis.; Midland, Mich.; Burnsville, Minn.; and Charleston, S.C.
Channel: Food Network
Producer: One Potato Two Potato
TX: 7th July 2013
Source: Food Network press release