Food Network announced the winner of their online "Great Food Truck Race" contest tonight, and Durham's Only Burger truck, which appeared to be in first place when the contest ended last week, was not declared the winner.
Only Burger and Oklahoma City's Big Truck Tacos went back and forth between first and second place in the final days of the contest, sometimes trading places several times in a single day. But for the entire final day of the contest, Only Burger held the top position and was still in the top spot when voting ended. Yet, Big Truck Tacos was named the winner tonight during the finale of "Great Food Truck Race." The winner of the contest receives $10,000 and the chance to appear on next season's "Great Food Truck Race."
All of this makes me wonder the point of Food Network's online "Leader Board" at all if it did not accurately reflect who was ahead. If it was wrong the entire last day of voting, was it ever right? Well, here's what Food Network says about it. I don't think even the food truck participants knew the Leader Board was being frozen.
Coincidentally, the winner of tonight's first season of "Great Food Truck Race" was a burger truck named Grill 'Em All.
Only Burger is still number one in our hearts.