GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE
Partners: RelativityREAL for Scripps Networks
Interactive, distributed by Passion Distribution
Length: 7 x 60 minutes
Aired: August 2011 (Food Network)
Rights available: Television, video, ancillary, format
The food truck craze has taken North America by storm over the last couple of years, as while the steely grip of the recession has loosened somewhat, not everyone is keen to drop the credit card on the table for a night out at the local four-star resto. Specialty food trucks sell a wide variety of eats – from Thai cuisine to gourmet tacos – and their menus are becoming an integral, edible part of the urban landscape.
This series pits several food trucks against each other in a cross-country contest to see which truck will sell the most grub. Along the way the teams are given Truck Stop challenges, and, as with any road trip, the unpredictable can, and does, occur.