The spoils of war are free food and a chance of being on TV.

The Food Network is filming a new show, “Food Court Wars” at Citadel Mall Food Court from 3-7 p.m. Thursday. Hosted by celebrity chef and South Carolina native Tyler Florence, the show will give the winners their own restaurant for a year.

The way it works, the winner is determined by the most people who show up to eat their food and support them. The public is invited, and it’s free.

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Two local couples are competing:

Kacie Faulling and Topher Pecora, who met their in their senior year at the College of Charleston and are now engaged. Holy City Pizzaria is the name of their restaurant for the show.

Chevalo and Monique Wilsondebriano of Charleston Gourmet Burger Company. The couple has a booth at both the Charleston and Mount Pleasant farmers markets and also sells their own bottled burger marinade sauce.