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There is no Next Episode of The Great Food Truck Race planned.
When the top three teams arrive in Tulsa, Tyler Florence takes away their phones and internet abilities: All of their research, outreach, marketing and navigation have to be done the old-fashioned way. He then challenges them to build roadside attractions to pull in customers. On their second day, the teams sell at one of the last drive-ins on Route 66. They race from car to car, knowing that each lost sale could be the one that sends them home.
The two remaining teams arrive in St. Louis, ready for their final big sell. Tyler Florence challenges the teams to create three different dishes in 30 minutes to serve to two of the most renowned grill chefs in St. Louis, with the winner getting a valuable head start on the finale weekend. On their way to the Chicago showdown, they hit Springfield, Ill., for a Lincoln-themed sale. Once in Chicago, the teams have to hit three different ethnic neighborhoods with three different ethnic dishes. The team that first sells 50 dishes in each location will be crowned the champion of the Great Food Truck Race and drive away $50,000 richer.
The race kicks off with a funnel eating contest at a theme park in Los Angeles; the families get their first challenge of creating the signature menu item; an all-out bidding war for a prime selling spot on the grounds of the theme park.
The teams take on a challenge of one sweet and one savory dish using locally-grown strawberries at the California Strawberry Festival in Ventura County; one team uses their family network to attract customers; another team can't get organized.
The remaining teams must face a challenge involving ostriches; the teams face setbacks in the Danish town of Solvang, Calif., where they're given a challenge steeped in the local culture; one team is sent home after a very close elimination.
The final three teams brave the sweltering heat of Palm Springs, Calif. as they take on a challenge of making something sweet to eat; the teams become human roadside attractions and create a costume to attract customers to their truck.
The final two teams become hot dog vendors to compete for a distinct advantage; the trucks have to catch a ferry to Catalina Island; the families face off to see who will win $50,000 and be crowned winner of The Great Food Truck Race.