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Fullerton food truck makes a stop on TV

Crepes Bonaparte competes on Food Network's 'The Great Food Truck Race.'

By Kristen SchottPublished: August 13, 2010 02:01 PM

A Fullerton-based crepe truck will be rolling to a stop on the Food Network's newest show, "The Great Food Truck Race," when it premieres on Sunday night.

Crepes Bonaparte is among seven teams that will cook their way across America in the hopes of winning a $50,000 grand prize. The six-episode program is hosted by culinary vet Tyler Florence and will pose a series of challenges to the competitors. The trucks that sell the most during each week of the competition will move on to the next round.

The teams are made up of three competitors each, with the trucks specializing in everything from grilled sandwiches to gourmet hamburgers – to French fare.

Crepes Bonaparte's team is made up of Founder Christian Murcia and fiancée Danielle Law, who works on the truck, as well as friend Matthew Meyer. The firm began solely as a catering service in 2008 and the food truck – aka Gaston – launched in April of this year.

The French-inspired truck hits the streets of Orange County and Los Angeles to serve up a range of breakfast, savory, dessert and traditional crepes. Among its offerings: the PCH, a peanut butter, chocolate or Nutella and honey concoction.

Upcoming Orange County-area stops include the Anaheim Farmers Market every Thursday, The Bruery in Placentia on Saturday, Aug. 14, and Mariners Church in Irvine on Aug. 21.

Crepes Bonaparte is also set to participate in the OC Foodie Fest, a gourmet food truck event slated for Aug. 28 at the Honda Center.

"The Great Food Truck Race" premieres Sunday night at 10 p.m. on the Food Network.

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