By Austin Fuller | The Daytona Beach News Journal
DAYTONA BEACH — Seven food trucks served up menus that included pulled pork sandwiches and piña colada buttermilk cake doughnuts on the Boardwalk earlier this year.
Those trucks were competing on Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race” hosted by Tyler Florence. The episode featuring Daytona Beach, titled “Fast and Furious,” is scheduled to air at 4 p.m. Sunday and again at 7 a.m. Sunday, July 7.
“Tyler hits the teams with a doughnut-making challenge that could make or break them,” the episode synopsis states. “A shrimp challenge on day two tests the teams, but with one team losing members unexpectedly and another incurring a health code violation, Daytona becomes anyone’s race to win.”
The theme of the season is a summer beach battle.
“Our choice of cities is based around what we consider to be iconic summer beach locations,” executive producer Jeffrey L. Weaver said in April.
Nine food trucks started the season in Myrtle Beach competing for a prize of $50,000, but with each stop the truck with the lowest amount of sales is eliminated from the competition.
Two of the people who helped decide the fate of the food trucks were 18-year-old Jamie Moore and 19-year-old Matthew Livingston of Ormond Beach. The couple had the “Killer Beez” ($15) from the Frank -n- Slides food truck, which was burger stuffed with bacon, blue cheese and butter as well as “Vampire Fry” ($10) fries featuring garlic, rosemary, olive oil and salt.
“They were really good,” Moore said. “Like, the bread was OK. It was just a lot of bread, but the beef itself was really good. The fries were like the star of the show pretty much.”