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Food Truck Race Winner Q's

nemo | Oct 6, 201312:46 PM

Just watched a rerun of the last episode where Aloha Plate wins and Tyler says: When you get to California you might need a boat." Presumably to ship the winning food truck to Lanai.

Does anyone know if the winners have to pay to ship their truck to Hawaii? That would seem to eat up their $50,000 cash prize.

Then I started wondering who picked up the tab on all the gasoline it took to drive over 4,000 miles. And the propane for the grills. And the insurance for the trucks and follow cars. Just curious if anyone knows the answers.

As an aside, one of the winners said they live on a small island in the Hawaii chain, Lanai, of 2500 people. I checked, and yes, it has a small population, although perhaps increasing as an American (as I remember) billionaire bought the island (how can that be?) and is developing it. I wonder how they can sustain a food truck business on such a small population.

It seems as though it is a tourist destination, so perhaps the tourists factor into the equation. But I'm thinking a lot of tourists would choose hotel dining room or local restaurant or a traditional luau rather than food truck. Sure, a food truck is fun for a couple of times on vacation, but I'm mulling over how Aloha Plate plans to survive.

Just stirring the pot!

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