Durham's Only Burger fails to win Food Network contest

From staff reportsSeptember 19, 2010 

— Only Burger didn’t walk away with the $10,000 prize in a national Food Network marketing contest. Instead, the prize and consideration for competing on the network's second season of “The Great Food Truck Race,” went to Oklahoma City-based Big Truck Tacos, according to an announcement made by the Food Network Sunday night.

From Aug. 29 to Sept. 10, food truck fans could vote for their favorite mobile kitchen up to 10 times a day via text or on the Food Network’s website. When the Food Network closed down its online leader board on its Web site, it appeared Only Burger held the No. 1 position.

Food Network stated in an e-mail that the final tally was calculated after the leader board was last seen by consumers.

“The leader board is meant to engage people to vote and rally around the team they hope to have win, but the winner was always going to be officially announced on the 19th so reason stands to believe voting on the site would not be reflective of all final votes received,” the e-mail stated.

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