'Great Food Truck Race' Season 5 premiere: Pass the tissues, please

"The Great Food Truck Race"  came back Sunday (Aug. 17) with the Season 5 premiere, which featured eight new teams embarking on one of our favorite reality competition shows on TV, combining the fun of a cooking show with the craziness of "The Amazing Race."  Right from the start, I predict Military Moms will be in it for the long haul. Not only will they attract customers who want to support the troops, but they seem like great ladies (and they may or may not have made me cry a little when talking about how scary it is worrying if your husband will come home from deployment). They weren't the top team this week, but I bet they'll be there for quite a while.  Read More...

'The Great Food Truck Race's' Tyler Florence: For Season 3 'we take the food truck bac

The rise of the food truck in the U.S. may not have completely redefined fast food here yet, but it's getting a toehold, that's for sure. "The Great Food Truck Race" and its host, chef Tyler Florence, are helping the push, and starting Sunday, Aug. 19, the series careens into Season 3 with an entirely new twist to ratchet up the excitement."Seasons 1 and 2, we went with some of the best food truck operators in the country that already had established fan bases, that already had the few years doing what they were doing really well, and they were professionals," Florence tells Zap2it. But for this season, a different approach was sought, and feedback from viewers at helped find it."People were very interested in knowing what it takes to start a food truck," Florence explains. "So we had this great idea this season to really reverse the process. Instead of saying, 'OK, here...

Great Food Truck Race Novices Can "Lose Everything" in Season 3

Keep on truckin'? Not if you get eliminated from this season of The Great Food Truck Race . In the Food Network series' third outing (premieres Sunday, 10/9c), everyday folks with nothing more than a clever food concept, determination and a dream compete to see if they can take the heat in the growing food truck industry. But these are not the veterans of seasons past. In fact, they don't even own their own food truck -- yet...

The Great Food Truck Race Season 2: Meet the Trucks

The Great Food Truck Race revs up for its second season on Sunday (10/9c on Food Network). This time, everything's bigger (well, maybe not host Tyler Florence: Eight trucks (one more than last season) will compete for $100,000, which is double the prize money from the show's first outing. The mobile food purveyors will start in Malibu, Calif., then try their hand at selling to the crowds in Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Denver, a little town called Manhattan in Kansas, Memphis, Atlanta and finally end up in Miami. Now that the competitors have had a chance to see the first season of The Great Food Truck Race , it'll be interesting to see if they've learned about marketing and resourcefulness as part of their food-selling strategy.