Food Network show races into Tucson

2014-05-03T00:00:00Z 2014-08-20T10:51:11Z Food Network show races into TucsonBy Gerald M. Gay Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A small army of out-of-town food trucks will serve Tucson residents this weekend as part of filming for the fifth season of the Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race.”

The show, hosted by Tyler Florence, follows eight trucks as they make their way across the country.

At every stop, the trucks compete to make the most amount of money selling their different styles of cuisine. The one that makes the least amount is eliminated. The rest move on to the next town.

The winner of the competition gets $50,000 and a new truck.

At least three of the competing trucks — the Lone Star Chuck Wagon, Let There Be Bacon and Military Moms — have posted to their Twitter and Facebook feeds that they will be selling in Tucson this weekend, although none of them mentioned the show by name or gave specific locations.

Calls to The Food Network were not immediately returned.

A post featured on the Edhat Santa Barbara website (sb.edhat.com) about the show filming in Southern California includes shots of the Lone Star Chuck Wagon, Let There Be Bacon and Military Moms, as well as the food trucks Beach Cruiser: Fresh California Cuisine; The Middle Feast; The Gourmet Graduates; and the Chatty Chicken.

This will be Florence’s second visit to Southern Arizona this year. He came to Sierra Vista in March to film an episode of The Food Network’s “Food Court Wars.” That episode will air on May 22.

Follow the Lone Star Chuck Wagon at facebook.com/lonestarchuckwagon, Let There Be Bacon at twitter.com/ltbbacon and Military Moms at facebook.com/military.moms.5 online.

Contact reporter Gerald M. Gay at ggay@azstarnet.com or 807-8430.

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