The Season 5 finale brings the remaining two teams to Florida, where they have to demonstrate what they have learned throughout the race as they vie to make the most money and win the top prize.moreless
Three teams remain when the competition arrives in Mobile, Ala., where host Tyler Florence challenges them to cook locally. Also: He wants everyone to add a brunch dish to their menus.
The final four teams arrive in St. Louis and are greeted with a challenge involving a premium food product. The next day, they are given the chance to double their week's till.
Time-management skills are tested when the teams arrive in Oklahoma City, where they are forced to embrace local favorites. Included: Steak dishes are mandatory on Day 1; and prime meat is grounded by hand to make fried-onion burgers on Day 2.moreless
The trucks pair up when in Austin for a Match.com event; and on the next day, switch trucks and sell their partners' food. Later, Tyler reveals that the elimination comes down to a $6 deficit.moreless
The teams are told to come up with creative marketing campaigns when they arrive in Tucson, where they also face the challenge of putting their own twists on a hot dog loved by locals and performing a catchy jingle at a folk festival.moreless
Eight teams arrive in Santa Barbara, Cal., to compete for their very own food truck in the Season 5 premiere. Their first challenge is to define their brand and create a signature dish.moreless
In the final leg of the race, teams arrive at Chesapeake Bay in Maryland where they have to haul and cook crab. Then the final two teams battle it out in front of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.moreless
Mayor Rahm Emanuel acts as judge of a Chicago-style pizza themed challenged that the remaining teams compete in. The following day teams are challenged to sell 300 polish sausages and then race to a restaurant location for their reward/punishment.moreless
When the teams arrive at the Twin Cities, they must complete a Truck Stop challenge at both the Minneapolis state fair and a Spam cooking challenge in St. Paul.
Rapid City, South Dakota hosts the five remaining teams as they compete without their follow vehicle. On the following day teams must use a wild key ingredient and then race to a vista for an additional reward.moreless
While in Idaho, teams face a Speed Bump challenge where they must remove all starches from their dishes. On the following day, teams must rustle up their own potatoes to be used as a main ingredient.moreless
While in Portland, Oregon, teams must deal with a speed bump preventing them from restocking their supplies and then must deal with using geoduck as a main ingredient.
The food truck teams compete in signature dish challenges in Beverly Hills and San Francisco.
The final two teams arrive in Boston and must use one of the city's famous ingredients. Teams then head to Maine to compete in the final stages of the Great Food Truck Race.moreless
Teams arrive in Cleveland and must create an appetizer dish that can impress the guest judge. In a speed bump challenge teams lose their trucks and must sell by cart.
In Nashville teams must create a country picnic for a celebrity event. Teams later face a Speed Bump that gives someone time off.
In Arkansas teams must create breakfast dishes using a popular toaster pastry. A speed bump challenge forces teams to shut down their trucks overnight.
Teams arrive in Armadillo, TX and are challenged with a Truck Stop challenge at a minor league baseball stadium. Despite an immobilizing Speed Bump later, teams all turn a larger profit than previously this season.moreless
Food truck teams arrive in Flagstaff, Arizona and must face their first Truck Stop Cooking Challenge.