Tucson's Serial Grillers food truck landed on Forbes magazine's list of 25 Fantastic Food Trucks, posted on the magazine's website Monday.
Forbes staff writer Karsten Strauss didn't really say what criteria he used in compiling the list. And he was clear to say that it was not a ranking of the country's top food trucks but rather a "collection of some of the finest and more successful food trucks in the land," he wrote.
Serial Grillers is the only food truck from Arizona on the list and it's in some pretty high-profile company, says Serial Grillers co-owner Travis Miller.
"There are several people who are pretty big," said Miller, ticking off a list of trucks on the list that appeared in the Food Network's "Great American Food Truck Race" reality show including Season Three winners Seoul Sausage, also from LA.
"I just thought it was cool to be in the same category as these people and we've never been on TV," said Miller, who owns Serial Grillers with his brother William. "This is pretty crazy, for me at least."
Miller said he and his brother learned about the mention on Forbes.com from fellow Tucson food truck Planet of the Crepes, which posted a link to the article on its Facebook page.
"I am excited. On a scale of 1 to 10, I'm a 13," William Miller said. "It is surreal. I can't even fathom that something that we've done has gotten as big as it has in a year."
Serial Grillers and Planet of the Crepes will appear on Food Channel's "Eat St." next summer. The show is in town this weekend filming the segments.