Food Court Wars

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Food Court Wars
Food Court Wars title card.jpg
GenreReality television
Presented byTyler Florence
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes13
Production
Executive producer(s)
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)One Potato Two Potato
Release
Original networkFood Network
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseJuly 7, 2013 (2013-07-07) – May 29, 2014
External links
Website

Food Court Wars is an American competitive reality television cooking show on the Food Network that puts two teams of entrepreneurs in a shopping mall together with the teams having to battle each other in order to win a food court restaurant of their own, rent-free, for a year.[1] Each week's show is at a different city mall in the United States. The malls want to open a new "local" eatery in the mall's food court that offer a fresh, region-specific menu.[2] The teams test, market, then run their concept for a full day feeding shoppers.[3] The team restaurant that makes the most profit at the end of the day wins their eatery space, which is a prize worth an estimated $100,000, and the losing team must vacate the premises. The show premiered on July 7, 2013.[3][4] The first season finale, which was a rebroadcast of the pilot episode, aired on August 18, 2013. Season 2 premiered on February 23, 2014, and will consist of thirteen episodes.[5]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Location City Original air date Production code U.S. viewers
(million)
00"Perkins & Sons vs. Kettle n' Spouts"Madison Square MallHuntsville, AlabamaDecember 29, 2012 (2012-12-29)VW0100HN/A
Pilot re-aired on August 18, 2013, as the first season finale.
11"Suck the Shuck vs. Po'Boy"Bonita Lakes MallMeridian, MississippiJuly 7, 2013 (2013-07-07)VW0101H1.54[6]
22"Tirado's Empanadas & More vs. The Taco Spot"WestGate MallSpartanburg, South CarolinaJuly 14, 2013 (2013-07-14)VW0102H1.05[7]
33"Casual Joe's vs. The Wrap Trap"Wausau CenterWausau, WisconsinJuly 21, 2013 (2013-07-21)VW0103H1.01[8]
44"Oasis vs. Chip-n-Wich"Midland MallMidland, MichiganJuly 28, 2013 (2013-07-28)VW0104H1.43[10]
Jonathan Neely and Craig Jones, owners of Chip-n-Wich, offered locally-tailored sandwiches with fresh-made potato chips. Diana Hadad and Melania Paster, owner and pastry chef at World Café in Bay City, offered their take on Lebanese cuisine. Chip-n-Wich won the competition and opened to the public on August 5, 2013.[9]
55"Slum Dogz vs. Pimento Jamaican"Burnsville CenterBurnsville, MinnesotaAugust 4, 2013 (2013-08-04)VW0105H1.20[11]
66"Charleston Gourmet Burger Company vs. Holy City Pizzeria"Citadel MallCharleston, South CarolinaAugust 11, 2013 (2013-08-11)VW0106H1.19[12]

Season 2 (2014)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Location City Original air date Production code U.S. viewers
(million)
71"House of Doggs vs. Matts' Beignets"Grand Traverse MallTraverse City, MichiganFebruary 23, 2014 (2014-02-23)VW0201H1.11[13]
82"Fat Shallot vs. Glutton Force 5"Spring Hill MallWest Dundee, IllinoisMarch 2, 2014 (2014-03-02)VW0202H0.80[14]
93"Brunchaholics vs. Modern Southern Table"Colony Square MallZanesville, OhioMarch 9, 2014 (2014-03-09)VW0203H1.08[15]
104"The Mayobird vs. Wingzza"Valley Hills MallHickory, North CarolinaMarch 16, 2014 (2014-03-16)VW0204H0.96[16]
115"Full Circle Sliders vs. Jonathon's Gravy Train"Vista Ridge MallLewisville, TexasMarch 23, 2014 (2014-03-23)VW0205HTBA
Full Circle Sliders won the competition but announced in late May 2014 that they would not be opening a location at the mall.[17][18]
126"Gaufre Gourmet vs. Pressed"Three Rivers MallKelso, WashingtonMarch 30, 2014 (2014-03-30)VW0206HTBA
137"Bistro to Go vs. Southern Traditions"Pierre Bossier MallBossier City, LouisianaApril 6, 2014 (2014-04-06)VW0207HTBA
148"Submarino's vs. Molly's Kitchen"Cache Valley MallLogan, UtahApril 14, 2014 (2014-04-14)VW0208HTBA
159"International Grille vs. Sensational Slyders"The Mall at Turtle CreekJonesboro, ArkansasApril 20, 2014 (2014-04-20)VW0209HTBA
1610"Sabor de San Miguel vs. Ramen Bar"NewPark MallNewark, CaliforniaMay 4, 2014 (2014-05-04)VW0210HTBA
1711"Ophelia's vs. Ms. Ney's Gourmet"Collin Creek MallPlano, TexasMay 15, 2014 (2014-05-15)VW0211HTBA
1812"J's Kitchen vs. Kadook's"The Mall at Sierra VistaSierra Vista, ArizonaMay 22, 2014 (2014-05-22)VW0212HTBA
1913"Mark's Gourmet Dogs vs. Grand Grillin'"Lansing MallLansing, MichiganMay 29, 2014 (2014-05-29)VW0213HTBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hastings, Michael (July 2, 2013). "Food Network to air 'Food Court Wars'". Winston-Salem Journal. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  2. ^ Marr, Madeleine (July 7, 2013). "Tyler Florence hits the mall". The Miami Herald. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  3. ^ a b Hyman, Seth (June 5, 2013). "Tyler Florence travels across the country for first ever 'Food Court Wars'" (Press release). Scripps Networks Interactive. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  4. ^ Lucas, Sherry (July 2, 2013). "'Food Court Wars' begin". The Clarion-Ledger. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  5. ^ "Tyler Florence Returns to Help Culinary Entrepreneuers Compete for Chance to Win a Food Court Restaurant, in New Season of "Food Court Wars"". The Futon Critic (Press release). Food Network. January 9, 2014. Retrieved February 23, 2014.
  6. ^ Bibel, Sara (July 10, 2013). "Sunday Cable Ratings:'True Blood' Wins Night, 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians', 'Dexter', 'Falling Skies', 'Devious Maids', 'The Killing' & More". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on 2013-07-13.
  7. ^ "Sunday's Cable Ratings: "True Blood" Continues Its Reign for HBO". The Futon Critic. July 16, 2013.
  8. ^ "Sunday's Cable Ratings: Another Sunday, Another "True Blood" Victory". The Futon Critic. July 23, 2013.
  9. ^ Haynes, Jessica (August 5, 2013). "'Food Court Wars' winner Chip-n-Wich serves first customers at Midland Mall". The Saginaw News. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  10. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (July 30, 2013). "Sunday Cable Ratings: 'True Blood' Wins Night + 'Naked and Afraid', 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians', NASCAR, 'Dexter' & More". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on 2013-08-03.
  11. ^ "Sunday's Cable Ratings: "True Blood" Tops Demos, "Megalodon" Leads Viewers". The Futon Critic. August 6, 2013. Retrieved August 10, 2013.
  12. ^ Bibel, Sara (August 13, 2013). "Sunday Cable Ratings: 'Breaking Bad' Wins Night, 'True Blood', 'Low Winter Sun', 'Devious Maids', 'Dexter', 'The Newsroom' & More". TV by the Numbers.
  13. ^ "Sunday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Walking Dead" Continues Its Demo Reign". The Futon Critic. February 25, 2014. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  14. ^ "Sunday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: Oscars Snab "The Walking Dead's" Win Streak". The Futon Critic. March 5, 2014. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  15. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (March 11, 2014). "Sunday Cable Ratings: 'The Walking Dead' Wins Night, 'Talking Dead', 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta', 'True Detective' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 11, 2014.
  16. ^ Yanan, Travis (March 18, 2014). "Sunday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "The Walking Dead" Claims Top Honors in Viewers, Demos". The Futon Critic. Retrieved March 18, 2014.
  17. ^ Falloon, Whitney (March 25, 2014). "Full Circle Tavern Setting Up Shop at Vista Ridge Mall". DFW Eater. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  18. ^ To all of our Full Circle Sliders fans, Full Circle Sliders, May 29, 2014, retrieved December 30, 2014 – via Facebook

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