Food Court Wars

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Food Court Wars
Food Court Wars title card.jpg
Genre Reality television
Presented by Tyler Florence
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 13
Production
Executive producer(s)
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) One Potato Two Potato
Release
Original network Food Network
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release July 7, 2013 (2013-07-07) – May 29, 2014
External links
Website www.foodnetwork.com/food-court-wars/index.html

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)
0 0 "Perkins & Sons vs. Kettle n' Spouts" Madison Square Mall Huntsville, Alabama December 29, 2012 (2012-12-29) VW0100H N/A
Pilot re-aired on August 18, 2013, as the first season finale.
1 1 "Suck the Shuck vs. Po'Boy" Bonita Lakes Mall Meridian, Mississippi July 7, 2013 (2013-07-07) VW0101H 1.54[6]
2 2 "Tirado's Empanadas & More vs. The Taco Spot" WestGate Mall Spartanburg, South Carolina July 14, 2013 (2013-07-14) VW0102H 1.05[7]
3 3 "Casual Joe's vs. The Wrap Trap" Wausau Center Wausau, Wisconsin July 21, 2013 (2013-07-21) VW0103H 1.01[8]
4 4 "Oasis vs. Chip-n-Wich" Midland Mall Midland, Michigan July 28, 2013 (2013-07-28) VW0104H 1.43[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]
5 5 "Slum Dogz vs. Pimento Jamaican" Burnsville Center Burnsville, Minnesota August 4, 2013 (2013-08-04) VW0105H 1.20[11]
6 6 "Charleston Gourmet Burger Company vs. Holy City Pizzeria" Citadel Mall Charleston, South Carolina August 11, 2013 (2013-08-11) VW0106H 1.19[12]

Season 2 (2014)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Location City Original air date Production code U.S. viewers
(million)
7 1 "House of Doggs vs. Matts' Beignets" Grand Traverse Mall Traverse City, Michigan February 23, 2014 (2014-02-23) VW0201H 1.11[13]
8 2 "Fat Shallot vs. Glutton Force 5" Spring Hill Mall West Dundee, Illinois March 2, 2014 (2014-03-02) VW0202H 0.80[14]
9 3 "Brunchaholics vs. Modern Southern Table" Colony Square Mall Zanesville, Ohio March 9, 2014 (2014-03-09) VW0203H 1.08[15]
10 4 "The Mayobird vs. Wingzza" Valley Hills Mall Hickory, North Carolina March 16, 2014 (2014-03-16) VW0204H 0.96[16]
11 5 "Full Circle Sliders vs. Jonathon's Gravy Train" Vista Ridge Mall Lewisville, Texas March 23, 2014 (2014-03-23) VW0205H TBA
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]
12 6 "Gaufre Gourmet vs. Pressed" Three Rivers Mall Kelso, Washington March 30, 2014 (2014-03-30) VW0206H TBA
13 7 "Bistro to Go vs. Southern Traditions" Pierre Bossier Mall Bossier City, Louisiana April 6, 2014 (2014-04-06) VW0207H TBA
14 8 "Submarino's vs. Molly's Kitchen" Cache Valley Mall Logan, Utah April 14, 2014 (2014-04-14) VW0208H TBA
15 9 "International Grille vs. Sensational Slyders" The Mall at Turtle Creek Jonesboro, Arkansas April 20, 2014 (2014-04-20) VW0209H TBA
16 10 "Sabor de San Miguel vs. Ramen Bar" NewPark Mall Newark, California May 4, 2014 (2014-05-04) VW0210H TBA
17 11 "Ophelia's vs. Ms. Ney's Gourmet" Collin Creek Mall Plano, Texas May 15, 2014 (2014-05-15) VW0211H TBA
18 12 "J's Kitchen vs. Kadook's" The Mall at Sierra Vista Sierra Vista, Arizona May 22, 2014 (2014-05-22) VW0212H TBA
19 13 "Mark's Gourmet Dogs vs. Grand Grillin'" Lansing Mall Lansing, Michigan May 29, 2014 (2014-05-29) VW0213H TBA

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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