KORILLA BBQ DISQUALIFIED FROM THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE

In a shocking development, Korilla BBQ was disqualified in last night’s episode of The Great Food Truck Race for trying to cheat.

The 4 remaining food trucks were in Memphis, and the host, Tyler Florence, hit the trucks with this week’s speed bump – they had to sell vegetarian food in Memphis, a huge bbq town.

Selling tofu tacos and quesadillas just isn’t the same as pork or beef tacos, especially in Memphis, and Korilla was behind the whole weekend.  So how did they try to overcome such difficulties?

By putting their own money into the till ($2,700) to try to move up in the standings.  When their receipts did not match their cash, Korilla BBQ was caught trying to cheat.

Korilla must really be kicking themselves right about now.  Without the extra money in the till, they still would have been in 3rd place and advanced to the next round.  If they followed the rules, they would still be in the race.

Some weeks they made really good judgement calls, but this week they made a terrible decision, and it cost them dearly.

Now it’s down to Hodge Podge, Lime Truck and Roxy’s Grilled Cheese as the last 3 contenders.  Good luck to all the remaining food trucks.

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Josh Mctimber - September 12, 2011

Show is not worth watching now. Korilla #1

Scot - September 12, 2011

I really liked watching them on the show but when you lack integrity you make very poor decisions in life. This decision cost the a hundred grand and I hope its a lesson learned because we have enough corrupt business out there.

Ken - September 12, 2011

This season doesnt have the rawness (pardon the pun) of the first.
seems like its more “made for tv”.
Not exactly, “hey theres a food truck there, I wonder if its good”, its more like “hey theres a call for people to show up at a taping of season 2 of “TGFTR” on Food Network.

I wouldnt be surprised if somehow Korilla was set up. Why would anyone “cheat”? on a so called reality show that proves nothing.
Its all set up by the producers!

Dave - September 12, 2011

Ken, you’re dead on about how the show has become a victim of its own notoriety.

But i disagree about the possible “set up”. If they were set up, wouldn’t they have defended themselves?

Instead, they turned tail and ran.

What gets me isn’t that someone tried to cheat, in the heat of competition, sometimes ethical lines can blur and I’m surprised something hasn’t happened before this, but the Korillas cheated in such a stupid guaranteed-to-get-caught manner.

Dishonest AND dumb. Not a good combo, even with kim chee and tofu.

soccertl - September 12, 2011

“Korea invented Hamburger”, you couldn’t be more racist there could you? No, I am not Korean or even Asian, in fact I am Irish, but that comment turned my stomach. Them cheating has nothing to do with race. Grow up.

foodfreakjohn - September 12, 2011

I met Andy and the guys from Korilla at an event they were doing and the food was great and they were cool guys. Regardless of a tv show, ill still eat from them. Thanks for the awesome burritos guys!!

PssttCmere - September 12, 2011

Josh McTimber….and that rationale is why more and more we have cheating all around us. Cheating is wrong, no matter what!!

Grace - September 12, 2011

I would never eat from the Korilla truck now! If they can foolishly and carelessly cheat on tv, who knows how they cheat with their food. It could be doctored garbage. I am all about ethics and integrity. Clearly Korilla has none. Incidently, I happen to be half Korean.

kurt - September 12, 2011

How stupid!!!
Cheating is wrong no matter who or where you are from, or where the event is.
National humiliation is good for them.
They are lucky fraud charges weren’t filed for trying to scam the producers out of 100 grand.
You got it right Grace

Jeremy - September 12, 2011

Ken: I don’t get your “producer set up” scenario. Why would the producers want to boot out the contender from NYC (one of the country’s largest media markets)? And how would they have set this up anyhow — leave a bundle of hundred dollar bills anonymously in front of the Korilla truck and hope they pick it up and put it in their daily take? As for why anyone would cheat “on a so called reality show that proves nothing,” isn’t $100,000 sufficient incentive?

Todd - September 12, 2011

Korilla is going to have to endure more shame and disappointment from their families and the Korean community than any of us can express in this little forum. I just can’t believe the stupidness of the cheating. Come on,no receipts and $2700 extra in the till.Apparently we gave them all too much credit as young, smart, up and coming businessmen. I definately won’t be spending my hard earned money on the Korilla truck.

K. - September 12, 2011

Ask yourself: would The Food Network put themselves into legal jeopardy by accusing someone of breaking rules/ cheating if they hadn’t actually done anything? I doubt it.

Korilla’s food is great, but the guys were sullen and upset if they even came in second. In this challenge, they were aware that they were doing badly, but apparently not aware of how badly everyone else had done, too.

Their reaction on the show makes sense if you think about how this must have gone down. This wouldn’t have been sprung on them without warning. There must have been a meeting with the FN execs, Tyler, and the guys from Korilla. Maybe they were promised that Tyler would go easy on them when they taped the segment, but then he didn’t.

They didn’t deny anything on air but seemed really angry at how Tyler had made them “look bad.”

I really thought they’d win this whole thing. It’s too bad it turned out like this.

Jack Hannely - September 12, 2011

For some reason my son loved the show last season (at 5 years old) and he is a huge fan for Korilla because they are Korean and hes been taking TKD. We only got to watch the first half last night and he wants to watch it after school today. Even worse he woke up saying he had a good dream where Korilla won the whole show.

He’s going to learn a life lesson today.

Duckbutt - September 12, 2011

They screwed the pooch on this one!

Bummed - September 12, 2011

You can’t judge anything by how they acted at the end of the show because FN edits the show however they want. For all we know, they argued and defended themselves before leaving. Just because it wasn’t shown onscreen doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. And they’re still under a nondisclosure contract with FN, so they can’t talk about it now.

I’m hoping this isn’t some lame attempt by FN to create a buzz, but I find it hard to believe that everything went down the way it was presented. These guys seem pretty sharp, and trying to cheat in a way that would *easily* be caught seems really stupid.

I mean a cash/receipt discrepancy of a couple hundred bucks could be written off as a careless mistake, but $2,700? That was over 50% of their legitimate receipts. I ain’t buying that those guys were that dumb.

Bummed - September 12, 2011

You can’t judge anything by how they acted at the end of the show because FN edits the show however they want. For all we know, they argued and defended themselves before leaving. Just because it wasn’t shown onscreen doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. And they\’re still under a nondisclosure contract with FN, so they can’t talk about it now.

I’m hoping this isn’t some lame attempt by FN to create a buzz, but I find it hard to believe that everything went down the way it was presented. These guys seem pretty sharp, and trying to cheat in a way that would *easily* be caught seems really stupid.

I mean a cash/receipt discrepancy of a couple hundred bucks could be written off as a careless mistake, but $2,700? That was over 50% of their legitimate receipts. I ain’t buying that those guys were that dumb.

admin - September 12, 2011

We’ll have to wait 6 months to find out, when their non-disclosure agreement ends. I’m sure Korilla will tell their side of the story at that point. Then we can decide who to believe.

nucklehead - September 12, 2011

If they really wanted to cheat, how hard would it have been to fake $2700 in receipts? They are all hand written by them anyway. The whole set up seemed funny to me. If they can slip in $2700 without the camera seeing, they can drop in 200~250 extra receipts along the way.

calvin - September 12, 2011

Korilla really screwed up, but I feel some sympathy for them. They were probably so stunned and humiliated when they got caught cheating, they slunk away without comment. Now, even if they want to offer a sincere and heartfelt apology to the other trucks, their fans and anyone else who cares, they have to shut up because of their non-disclosure agreement with the Food Network. Hopefully, there will be some more details forthcoming on next week’s show. But they blew it, big time.

audrey - September 13, 2011

I just finished watching my recording of it and I was absolutely mind blown. At first, I was disgusted, and thought to myself, “HOW STUPID?!” BUT, we don’t know the whole dang story. I know a couple people mentioned the editing and the contracts already. I am giving Korilla the benefit of the doubt. I may be biased, because I’m Korean myself, but I truly cannot wait for their side of the story. And I believe that there drive for winning (if the whole thing is true) has nothing to do with the food they make on a daily basis that lead them to be one of the top food trucks. Grace, I would still eat their food. On their website they say where they get their meats from, etc. I just wanted to get this off my chest because I really am confused. I’m also frustrated at the producers of this show, though I do like FN. *sigh*

admin - September 13, 2011

It’s complicated. I know and like the guys from Korilla, but if the accusations are true, that would be a big problem for me. We haven’t heard their side of the story yet, and won’t for 6 months, so I will give them the benefit of the doubt until then.

Zack Morrison - September 13, 2011

From watching the episode, I think the editing set up the whole cheating thing, which they should have, but in the end, I don’t think the two guys were aware of the cheating and that the young guy with the glasses did it on his own, hence them saying “he made us look bad”….maybe I saw it wrong, but thats just my opinion.

Zack Morrison - September 13, 2011

From watching the episode, I think the editing set up the whole cheating thing, which they should have, but in the end, I don\’t think the two guys were aware of the cheating and that the young guy with the glasses did it on his own, hence them saying \"he made us look bad\"….maybe I saw it wrong, but thats just my opinion.

calvin - September 15, 2011

It looks like Korilla could actually do an interview to discuss what happened. One of the Lime Truck guys did an interview where he went into detail about Korilla’s constant cheating. He says they aren’t prevented from talking about episodes that have already aired.

http://www.ocregister.com/entertainment/food-317243-truck-network.html

Marc - September 15, 2011

I love how 2 of the Korilla guys outed the guy with the idea by saying (Translated & subtitled) “He made us look bad”. The only Korilla guy that wasn’t there when that was said, was the guy with the glasses. I would have loved to sit in on that conversation with the parents. lol.

Marc - September 15, 2011

I love how 2 of the Korilla guys outed the guy with the idea by saying (Translated & subtitled) \"He made us look bad\". The only Korilla guy that wasn’t there when that was said, was the guy with the glasses. I would have loved to sit in on that conversation with the parents. lol.

Korea invented Hamburger - September 16, 2011

Audrey, you’re in denial. Of course you are Korean. A silly air-headed one at that. You’re frustrated at the producers..for what?? If anything they made them look as good as they could for what they did. Team Korilla is the ONLY reason you’re “confused and frustrated”….and I’m sure being Korean has a lil something to do with it too.
Idiot. You’ll be waiting a long time for Korilla to give their side if the story. They’re waiting for people to forget.
Can you explain Korilla’s last quote?
“this is the worst possible outcome”
???

Koreans invented Hamburger - March 8, 2012

Still waiting for Korilla Koreans to tell their side of the story.

admin - March 8, 2012

I’m working on it.

Koreans invented Hamburger - April 30, 2012

Good luck. The Korilla Koreans will never fess up. Just as I thought, they will hope everyone will forget. They had their excuse about FN contracts, non-disclosure yadda yadda, but those limitations they’ve claimed have come and gone. NO INTEGRITY. HWABYUNG

gmknobl - May 18, 2012

Everyone wants to know… What’s Korilla’s explanation for what happened on the Great Food Truck Race?

You have to know that if you say nothing at this point, guilt will be assumed. And saying your side of the story won’t get you in trouble with lawyers if it’s your opinion.

Just sayin’.

admin - May 18, 2012

I’ve asked them several times, and even offered to let them tell their side of the story on NYSF. So far, they have declined. Take from that what you will.

korea invented hamburger - May 24, 2012

Thanks for trying.

korea invented hamburger - May 24, 2012

Lol

Arthur - August 17, 2012

Hey Korilla,
What happened. Show is beaing repeated as a marathon. Ive been waiting all year for the “contract” to run out.
There are no more barriers for you to tell your side of the story

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