Which of Bobby and Nikki's remakes do you think should challenge the chefs' originals?
Jason Roberts and Nikki Dinki flip the Chatterbox's Big Bad John sandwich, a combination of classic comfort foods like BBQ pork and mac 'n cheese. The team tries to recreate the decadent flavors in their own healthier version and then takes on the original to find out which sandwich customers prefer.
Bobby Deen and Nikki Dinki travel to St. Augustine to discover and taste the famous Jalapeno Popper Burger at Gas Full Service restaurant. This beast of a burger has two beef patties stuffed with cream cheese, cheddar cheese and jalapenos and then it's deep-fried! It's piled high on a freshly baked bun and slathered with a thick homemade ranch sauce. After biting into this indulgent 1600-calorie burger, Bobby and Nikki challenge Gas owners Ben and Lindy Loose to a food flip, where they will make a healthier version of the burger. If the people choose Bobby and Nikki's burger, then Gas has to put it on the menu. But if Ben and Lindy win, they get bragging rights and $1000. Nikki and Bobby join culinary forces to create a worthy Challenger called "The Kickin' Crunch Burger" clocking in at 740 calories. Will it be delicious enough to beat the Jalapeno Popper Burger in the showdown, or will the locals stick with the deep-fried favorite?
If a tostada, taco and burrito had a baby it would be the U.F.O. This decadent 1500-calorie burrito is the creation of Nicholas and Robin Kimball, owners of the SoCal inspired A1A Burrito Taco Shop in St. Augustine Beach FL. Nick describes the UFO as 'meat, on meat on meat on cheese.' Bobby & Nikki describe it as coma inducing. Flipping a burrito packed with 1500 calories seems like an easy challenge at first but Bobby & Nikki soon learn that the customers who come to A1A Burrito aren't just looking for a burrito, they're looking for calorie-laced fuel that they can eat before surfing, riding or running all day. Bobby & Nikki have to come up with something that matches the U.F.O in flavor AND becomes a healthy source of fuel for the active people who eat it. With bragging rights & cash on the line Bobby and Nikki bring a healthy, hearty alternative called "The E.T" into the ring. Will they successfully Flip the U.F.O. or will Nick back up his smack talk with a winner?
It's a junk food journey down South to Bobby's home state of Georgia, to take on a legendary BBQ sandwich called 'the Drunken Cubano' at Southern Soul Barbeque in St. Simons Island. It's a Cuban sandwich on buttered bread, piled high with slow-smoked pulled pork, cheese and pickles. But there's more decadence- it's served inside a bowl of creamy beer cheese soup. Nikki and Bobby challenge owners and pit-masters, Griffin and Harrison to the ultimate Junk Food Flip. They attempt to create healthier versions of the sandwich, first going head to head with each other in a street taste test. Nikki and Bobby finally merge their sandwich creations into a Challenger sandwich they name 'Smoked Stacked Lite-enin' to put up against the local BBQ favorite. Will Bobby and Nikki take these pit-masters down or are they about to get smoked?
The "French Toast Frankie" contains roughly 80% of the USDA's recommendation for daily calorie intake, "Perfectly Franks" owner Perry Cuda couldn't be prouder of that fact. When Bobby & Nikki roll into Summerville, SC to take on this decadent dog, little did they know how difficult the challenge would be. It might seem easy to Flip a 1700 calorie dish but the people of Summerville have very discerning taste buds. They love their rich, decadent food and in Bobby's words "can spot a phony" a mile away. Any attempt to mess with tradition could spell certain defeat! Bobby & Nikki soon find themselves going head to head with a local hero in an arena filled with a hometown crowd...but they bring a strong Challenger to the game. Tune in to see if Bobby and Nikki's "Best-In-Show" dog has what it takes to take down this Junk Food Heavyweight.
When it comes to seafood in the South, no one does it better than Roadside Seafood in Charleston, South Carolina. Husband and wife team, Sean and Keely Mendes have created the most decadent and comforting seafood sandwich - "The Southern Comfort." Between two slices of buttered Texas toast is a creamy lobster mac n' cheese, 4 slices of crispy bacon and 2 fried green tomatoes. When Bobby and Nikki taste the 1420-calorie sandwich, they almost fall into a happy food coma. They challenge Sean to a Food Flip, but Sean doesn't think they stand a chance. Bobby and Nikki attempt to recreate those comforting Southern flavors with two very different but still leaner recipes. Once the winning sandwich is chosen in a taste test, Bobby and Nikki join forces to create a worthy Challenger called "The Lob Stock and Barrel". Find out if Bobby and Nikki have what it takes to take down a Charleston favorite.
Bobby Deen and Nikki Dinki travel to San Diego to sample the famous Quadruple Bypass at Carnitas' Snack Shack. After biting into this indulgent 1430-calorie sandwich, Nikki and Bobby join culinary forces to create a worthy Challenger called "The Pacemaker," clocking in at 880 calories. Can the Pacemaker beat the Quadruple Bypass in a blind taste test showdown? Or, will the locals stick with their pork-tastic favorite?
SPAM is at the epicenter of this volcanic Hawaiian food flip! Meet the champ: a decadent, deep-fried 1400 calorie spam "musubi" created by Homestyle Hawaiian owners Mo and Aimee Tolentino of Chula Vista, Calif. With bragging rights and cash on the line, Nikki Dinki and Bobby Deen's heart healthier 410 calorie "Wham Bam Thank You Spam" steps into the ring. Find out if the Deep Fried Spam Musubi will remain champ, or if the ukulele players at the showdown will write a song about their Flip dish!
Surrounded by a colorful lucha libre wrestling-themed restaurant and actual masked luchadors, Nikki Dinki and Bobby Deen go mano y mano against Jose and Diego Rojano's Champion's Chicharrones Nachos, which tip the scales at a massive 169g of fat. After they each attempt to create healthier versions of the dish, Nikki and Bobby finally merge their creations into a 550-calorie shrimp-filled challenger they dub, "Beache' Ceviche."
The "Cro-Do Burger" is a 1650-calorie California champion that uses a pancake battered, deep-fried croissant donut as the bun! Long Beach, Calif., is the scenic scene of the flip, with local beachgoers serving as taste testers, but it's no day at the beach for Nikki Dinki and Bobby Deen as they work to get the Challenger's calories and taste just right. Find out the fate of their "Low-Cal So-Cal Burger" and see if a cocky 17-year-old chef can take down the Junk Food Flip chefs!
The guys at Bruxie have reinvented the sandwich, using a thin Belgian waffle as the bread, so Bobby Deen and Nikki Dinki will really have their hands full in this flip of the "Founder's Favorite," a fried chicken and waffle combo, that also features gruyere cheese, prosciutto di parma, arugula, hollandaise sauce and an over easy egg!
Chef Paul Cao created his signature dish, a burnt Spaghetti Slider, in his dorm room at UCLA on a hotplate. Today, at Burntzilla, Bobby Deen and Nikki Dinki must face off against this 500-calorie fried pasta slider, served in a trio, that starts with burnt mozzarella cheese, a homemade Bolognese sauce, and is served on a Hawaiian roll.