Korilla BBQ Truck Kicked Off Food Network Show For Allegedly Cheating

Korilla BBQ owners Edward Song, Paul Lee and Stephan Park

By Jamie Feldmar | Gothamist.com

Korilla BBQ owners Edward Song, Paul Lee and Stephan Park

In last night’s “very strange and heartbreaking” episode of the Food Network’s reality TV show The Great Food Truck Race, beloved NYC food truck Korilla BBQ was kicked off the show for allegedly cooking the books, as it were.

At the end of the Memphis-set episode, host Tyler Florence announced that Korilla, who already made it to the top four contestants, would be asked to leave because they added over $2,000 of their own money into their cash drawer. Producers apparently noticed when the sales receipts didn’t match up to the final count.

While Midtown Lunch writes that the Korilla guys looked “defeated” but offered no explanation on the show (hmn…could it be…the magic of editing?), Korilla’s recent tweets imply that there’s more to the story: “1st Amendment Rights went on a hiatus and won’t be back till Spring. We <3 you guys and will never forget all the memories! #itaintoveryet” says one, and another reads “WE WOULD NEVER CHEAT ON YOU NEW YORK.” A rep from the truck told us “The only thing I can tell you is that I can’t talk to you.” While we wait six months for their non-disclosure agreement with the Food Network to expire, here’s where to go grab a delicious bulgogi taco.