Tyler Florence brings "Great Food Truck Race" to Tucson

Tyler Florence is pictured here with Ray and Kristine Duke of the Kadooks Costa Rican food truck during a filming of "Food Court Wars" in March. Florence is bringing the Food Network's "Great Food Truck Race" to Tucson this weekend.  

Courtesy of Kristine Duke

A small army of out-of-town food trucks will be serving 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, 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 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 specific locations.

Calls to The Food Network were not immediately returned.

A post featured on the Edhat Santa Barbara website about the competition filming in Southern California, includes shots of the 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 host Tyler Florence’s second visit to Southern Arizona this year. He came to Sierra Vista in mid-March to film an episode of “Food Court Wars.”