Fast Foodies Season 02 Episode 01 Descriprion
Joel McHale – Portillo’s Hot Dog
The one thing Joel misses the most from his Midwestern childhood stomping grounds is the Chicago-style wiener. Nuclear-neon green relish, poppy seeded bun and all. The wiener heat is on!
Fast Foodies Show Summary
Fast Foodies is an American reality television series that premiered on TruTV on February 4, 2021. The series features chefs Jeremy Ford (winner of Top Chef: California), Kristen Kish (winner of Top Chef: Seattle), and Justin Sutherland (winner of an Iron Chef America episode, participant on Top Chef: Kentucky) as they attempt to re-create a celebrity guest’s favorite fast food item and later make their own take on it. In May 2021, the series was renewed for a second season.
The three chefs meet a celebrity guest and are presented with that guest’s favorite fast food dish.
In the first challenge, called the “copycat round”, they have to replicate the dish, during which the guest interacts with the chefs and even helps prepare parts of the dish. The guest and the chefs try out each dish and the guest then picks which one is the most similar to the dish.
In the second challenge, called the “remix round”, the chefs make their own take on the dish, doing something completely different from the original. The winner of the first challenge gives the other two chefs a minor “handicap”, such as having to use some unintended ingredient. No time limits are imposed on the challenges.
They try out the new dishes and the guest picks a winner, who takes home the “Chompionship trophy” and some memorabilia. The losing chefs then have to take a minor punishment such as eating some nasty mix of ingredients or getting food thrown on them.