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Junk Food Flip follows Bobby Deen and Nikki Dinki as they travel the country looking for the most-delicious guilty pleasures that they can flip into lighter dishes that are still indulgent and taste great but can be eaten every day. When they find the right dish, Nikki and Bobby issue a challenge to the owners of the restaurant that created it: If people think their version is as delicious as the original, then it goes on the menu. If not? The owners get bragging rights ... and cash. The two dishes then go head-to-head in a fun-filled showdown where a hungry crowd of locals determines which version they enjoy the most.
Bobby and Nikki travel to St. Augustine, Florida to discover and taste the famous Jalapeno Popper Burger at Gas Full Service restaurant. This beast of a burger has 2-beef patties stuffed with cream cheese, cheddar cheese and jalapenos and then it's deep-fried! It's piled high on a freshly baked bun and slathered with a thick homemade ranch sauce. After biting into this indulgent 1600-calorie burger, Bobby and Nikki challenge Gas owners Ben and Lindy Loose to a food flip, where they will make a healthier version of the burger. If the people choose Bobby and Nikki's burger, then Gas has to put it on the menu. But if Ben and Lindy win, they get bragging rights and $1000. Nikki and Bobby join culinary forces to create a worthy Challenger called "The Kickin' Crunch Burger" clocking in at 740 calories. Will it be delicious enough to beat the Jalapeno Popper Burger in the showdown? Or will the locals stick with the deep-fried favorite?
If a tostada, taco and burrito had a baby it would be the U.F.O. This decadent 1500-calorie burrito is the creation of Nicholas and Robin Kimball, owners of the SoCal inspired A1A Burrito Taco Shop in St. Augustine Beach FL. Nick describes the UFO as 'meat, on meat on meat on cheese.' Bobby & Nikki describe it as coma inducing. Flipping a burrito packed with 1500 calories seems like an easy challenge at first but Bobby & Nikki soon learn that the customers who come to A1A Burrito aren't just looking for a burrito, they're looking for calorie-laced fuel that they can eat before surfing, riding or running all day. Bobby & Nikki have to come up with something that matches the U.F.O in flavor AND becomes a healthy source of fuel for the active people who eat it. With bragging rights & cash on the line Bobby and Nikki bring a healthy, hearty alternative called "The E.T" into the ring. Will they successfully Flip the U.F.O. or will Nick back up his smack talk with a winner?
It's a junk food journey down South to Bobby's home state of Georgia, to take on a legendary BBQ sandwich called 'the Drunken Cubano' at Southern Soul Barbeque in St. Simons Island. It's a Cuban sandwich on buttered bread, piled high with slow-smoked pulled pork, cheese and pickles. But there's more decadence- it's served inside a bowl of creamy beer cheese soup. Nikki and Bobby challenge owners and pit-masters, Griffin and Harrison to the ultimate Junk Food Flip. They attempt to create healthier versions of the sandwich, first going head to head with each other in a street taste test. Nikki and Bobby finally merge their sandwich creations into a Challenger sandwich they name 'Smoked Stacked Lite-enin' to put up against the local BBQ favorite. Will Bobby and Nikki take these pit-masters down or are they about to get smoked?
When it comes to seafood in the South, no one does it better than Roadside Seafood in Charleston, South Carolina. Husband and wife team, Sean and Keely Mendes have created the most decadent and comforting seafood sandwich - "The Southern Comfort." Between two slices of buttered Texas toast is a creamy lobster mac n' cheese, 4 slices of crispy bacon and 2 fried green tomatoes. When Bobby and Nikki taste the 1420-calorie sandwich, they almost fall into a happy food coma. They challenge Sean to a Food Flip, but Sean doesn't think they stand a chance. Bobby and Nikki attempt to recreate those comforting Southern flavors with two very different but still leaner recipes. Once the winning sandwich is chosen in a taste test, Bobby and Nikki join forces to create a worthy Challenger called "The Lob Stock and Barrel". Find out if Bobby and Nikki have what it takes to take down a Charleston favorite.
The "French Toast Frankie" contains roughly 80% of the USDA's recommendation for daily calorie intake, "Perfectly Franks" owner Perry Cuda couldn't be prouder of that fact. When Bobby & Nikki roll into Summerville, SC to take on this decadent dog, little did they know how difficult the challenge would be. It might seem easy to Flip a 1700 calorie dish but the people of Summerville have very discerning taste buds. They love their rich, decadent food and in Bobby's words "can spot a phony" a mile away. Any attempt to mess with tradition could spell certain defeat! Bobby & Nikki soon find themselves going head to head with a local hero in an arena filled with a hometown crowd...but they bring a strong Challenger to the game. Tune in to see if Bobby and Nikki's "Best-In-Show" dog has what it takes to take down this Junk Food Heavyweight.
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