I figured they would pre bake a bunch of potatoes to use and keep warm if they wanted to go the route of baked potatoes.
I find it hard to believe that no one on the Murphy's Spud Truck was shown how to operate the propane valve. Even if FN monkeys were behind the scenes prepping the trucks between challenges, someone on the truck had to turn on the valve when they got to Beverly Hils and turn it off again before they could move locations from Beverly Hills to the centralized location. Right?
Responding to your 2nd paragraph. I totally agree with you.
They repeated the ep at 6PM Eastern tonight & I watched it again (partly 'cause nothing else interesting was on the other channels).
Murphy's Spud Truck made a grilled cheese sandwich as their signature item in Beverly Hills; that *clearly* would've involved the use of the truck's propane system in the preparation (unless they magically found another way to heat the sandwiches & deal with the "grilled" part of grilled cheese). So someone, presumably 1 of the 3 running the truck, obviously had to turn the propane on, & then off again when they were told to stop selling in Beverly Hills, or else how could they have even sold the paltry 12 sandwiches they did in the Beverly Hills leg of the race? They would've been selling salads again (or cold sandwiches) without knowing how to use the propane in Beverly Hills.
So if they successfully used the propane in Beverly Hills, how in the frack did they forget how to run it en route from Beverly Hills/LA to San Francisco??
Then again... this team was from LA & it took them forever to find Beverly Hills, which I'd bet most other Angelenos could do in their sleep, if not also the grocery they shopped at before selling in Beverly Hills. So I may have answered my own question: Not a lot of smarts among the 3 of them, separately or together.
I also didn't like when the chick from Frankfoota said, in a talking head during the elimination portion, she wanted the truck so much she'd run off with the keys to their truck if they were eliminated, instead of handing them over to Tyler. I'd like to see her try it!