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No Big Truck Tacos on "The Great Food Truck Race"

Andrew W. Griffin
Big Truck Tacos will not be appearing on Season 2 of The Great Food Truck Race.
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EDIT (10:31 P.M.)

OKLAHOMA CITY – Despite winning a nationwide online contest last
September which netted them $10,000, Oklahoma City-based taqueria, Big Truck
Tacos, did not make the cut to appear on Food Network’s popular reality TV
competition “The Great Food Truck Race.”

Red Dirt Report
noticed in the previews currently running to promote Season 2 of “The Great
Food Truck Race,” hosted by Tyler Florence and premiering Aug. 14, that amongst
the California-centric competitors (five of the eight trucks hail from the
Golden State), Big Truck Tacos was not to be seen.

It was assumed that when Big Truck Tacos won the online
contest and the $10,000 that it automatically qualified the four-wheeled-restaurant,
which also has a brick-and-mortar location at 530 NW 23rd, to be
included amongst the eight competing food trucks.

An attempt by Red Dirt
to get a comment from Food Network about the exclusion of Big Truck
Tacos was unsuccessful.

Over 250 different trucks from around the U.S. competed for
the win and Big Truck Tacos, owned by Cally Johnson, Chris Lower and Kathryn
Mathis, came out on top, earning the name “America’s Favorite Food Truck” and
some positive, national notoriety.

The night of the announcement, Dave Cathey, food editor for The Oklahoman, reported on
that “a chance to compete on the next season of the Great Food Truck show … Oklahoma
City will be in the spotlight, on the back of a taco truck …”

And while interviewed by Cathey on the night of their win,
Cally Johnson said the BTT was “up to the challenge.” Sadly, it was not to be
this season. Fans of Big Truck Tacos have expressed disappointment that the OKC taco truck was excluded.

Checking out the site, there is one overtly taco-specific
truck featured on Food Network’s “Great Food Truck Race” webpage. It’s a Los
Angeles-based food truck known for shrimp tacos and it’s called Sky’s Gourmet

Outside of California are a truck from Cleveland, Ohio (Hodge
Podge); New York City (Korilla BBQ); and Roxy’s Grilled Cheese (Boston, Mass.).

In the meantime, lovers of the I-40 Pile Up burrito, the
hickory-tinged tongue of the “Flaming Lips” taco or their scrumptious veggie
burrito will have to remain closer to home and folks out there in America will
have to wait until some future time or make the trip to the Sooner State to
taste Big Truck Tacos’ food.

And to clarify, Red Dirt Report had contacted Big Truck Tacos management and left messages and contacted them through Facebook and Twitter. We were told additional information would appear on their Facebook page.

So, perhaps an appearance on a future season, then?

A source at the restaurant tells Red Dirt Report they aren't sure what the future holds.

For more information on Big Truck Tacos go to

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