This episode had a working title of "Run Belchers Run."
This episode's airdate was only confirmed on November 11, 2015 after Fox announced that Mulaney was being moved into Bob's Burgers' timeslot and that Friends with Burger-fits originally scheduled to air on November 30 had been brought forward to November 16 as a result of the switch.
The script cover and working title of this episode is a parody of the movie "Run Lola Run". This is further exemplified by the episode's solitary burger of the day which is the "Run Gorgonzola Run Burger".
The man riding in Manny's pedicab is passed out drunk by the time Ray starts running back towards Fig Jam.
As a professional chef, Skip Marooch likely wouldn't be allowed in the competition.
The Hot Fudge Car Wash is shown to be next to the main entrance of Wonder Wharf when Gene runs past it, however in the opening establishing shot of the food festival, it isn't present.
Chuck Charles sings about getting a massage from his friend, Hank the masseuse, presumably a male. A masseuse is the female term for a person who performs massages professionally, a masseur is the male term.
When the clock gets to 00:01:01 it changes to 00:00:00 instead of 00:01:00 meaning that a second was lost on the countdown.
Mickey's shorts changes to pants after Gene steals the garlic from Louise.