Ever fantasize about running a small restaurant? What if the rent were free for up to a year?

Are you ready to go to the mat for that dream in “Food Court Wars”?

The Food Network is looking for teams of local folks who already know each other — friends, family, couple or co-workers — who believe they have a winning formula to successfully run their own locally inspired and original eatery.

Two teams will compete head-to-head on a new show hosted by South Carolina’s own celebrity chef, Tyler Florence, and produced by Gordon Ramsay.

A local winner will get a restaurant space rent free for a year within one of Charleston’s malls, a prize said to be worth up to $100,000.

The deadline to apply is Monday.

For more information on how to apply, visit www.FoodCourtWarsCasting.com.

Teresa Taylor