50 Food Challenges in the United States Part I

 

Have you ever competed in a food challenge or wanted to? Well, here’s your chance. Listed below is Part I of the 50 Food Challenges in the United States

 

Where: Alabama (Mobile)

Who: Wintzell’s Oyster House

food challenge

Challenge: Eat more oysters than the current record holder.

If you complete the challenge: You get the oysters for free, $25.00, and bragging rights.
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Where: Alaska (Anchorage)

Who: Humpy’s Great Alaskan Alehouse

food challenge

Challenge: In 90 minutes (or less), you have to eat 7 crab cakes, 1-foot of reindeer sausage, 3 lbs. of Alaskan King Crab, along with side dishes, and their wild berry crisp with ice cream for dessert.

If you complete the challenge: You go up on the wall of fame, and you get a “I Got Crabs at Humpy’s” T-shirt.
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Where: Arizona (Four Locations Statewide)

Who: Chompie’s

food challenge

Challenge: You’ll have to face 12 Jewish Sliders (beef brisket, potato pancakes, and Jack cheese on a roll), and onion strings all by yourself. This meal tips the scales at 5-pounds.

If you complete the challenge: Finish in 30 minutes or less and the $39.95 meal is free. You also get a t-shirt and your name on the Wall of Fame.
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Where: Arkansas (Sherwood)

Who: Pig N’ Chik

food challenge

Challenge: Finish the Sarge Burger in 30 minutes or less, which has only been won by one person so far. It contains 4 lbs. of beef and plenty of fixin’s. 

If you complete the challenge: Finish in 30 minutes or less and it’s free.
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Where: California (Lomita)

Who: Sushi Delight

food challenge

Challenge: Eat 6 lbs. of spicy tuna, lobster, and imitation crab (plus 15 other ingredients), all wrapped in seaweed and covered in three sauces. 

If you complete the challenge: If you finish in under 1 hour, you get the $34.95 roll for free, as well as an “I Tamed the Beast,” t-shirt, and your picture on the Wall of Fame.

If you fail? Your picture is added to the Wall of Shame.

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Where: Colorado (Denver)

Who: Jack-n-Grill

food challenge

Challenge: Eat a 7 lbs. burrito. 

If you complete the challenge: Get your picture taken and get bragging rights.

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Where: Connecticut (Groton)

Who: Spike’s Junkyard Dogs

food challenge

Challenge: You have 90 minutes to eat more of the $2.99 Sinatra (“Your Way”) Dogs than the current record holder.

If you complete the challenge: Your order is free, you get a t-shirt, and bragging rights.
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Where: Delaware (Hockessin)

Who: Fat Guys American Grill

food challenge

Challenge: Eat 4 half pound burgers, loaded with lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, 5 buns, and your choice of cheese (don’t forget the fries!).
 
If you complete the challenge: If you eat in under 20 minutes, your meal is half price. You’ll also get your name and picture on the Wall of Fame.
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Where: Florida (St. Petersburg)

Who: Nitally’s Thai-Mex Cuisine

food challenge

Challenge: Consume a spicy Thai soup containing noodles, chicken, carrots, cabbage, bean sprouts, crushed ghost pepper and a dozen other chili peppers. You must be at least 18-years old and of sound mind a health, and sober). You are not allowed to leave your seat or “purge” during the challenge. 

If you complete the challenge: $100.00

If you fail? Pay $65.00
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Where: Georgia (Kennesaw)

Who: Big Pie in the Sky

food challenge

Challenge: Take on the Carnivore Challenge with a friend and eat an 11 lbs. pizza in one hour or less.
 
If you complete the challenge: $250.00 (or $200.00 since the entry fee is $50.00)
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Where: Hawaii (Honolulu)

Who: Taco Del Mar

food challenge

Challenge: Finish the Cinco De Mondo Burrito in 30 minutes or less. The 5 lbs. burrito is packed with rice, refried beans, ground beef, cheese, pico de gallo, and a choice of sauces and jalepenos. 
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Where: Idaho (Boise)

Who: Superb Sushi

food challenge

Challenge: There are three challenges to choose from: the La Bomba Roll, Death Roll, and Demon’s Delight. The Death Roll Challenge includes a “Bowl of Miso Soup from Hell” and a Spicy Tuna Roll containing a teaspoon each of Ghost Chili powder and Demon’s Blood, plus two diced Habanero peppers and one diced Ghost pepper. All that hotness doesn’t include the topping, which features diced Habanero and Ghost peppers, plus “Hot Streak” death sauce, secret “Heat Seeker” sauce, more Ghost Chili powder and a side of #2 death sauce sprinkled with Demon’s Blood.

If you complete the challenge: Consume all of this in 10 minutes or less and don’t drink anything for another 5 minutes, you’ll achieve Elite Heat Status with a picture on the Wall of Fame. You all receive the food for free and get a t-shirt.
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Where: Illinois (Chicago)

Who: Lucky’s

food challenge

Challenge: Finish three sandwiches in one hour or less. The sandwiches consist of roast beef, pastrami, corned beet, capicola, smoked turkey, ham, cajun chicken, and salami). 

If you complete the challenge: Receive the third sandwich for free, get a t-shirt, and your photo on the Wall of Fame. However, if you finish in 30 minutes, you receive all sandwiches for free.
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Where: Indiana (Indianapolis)

Who: Mug N’ Bun

food challenge

Challenge: Finish a deluxe triple tenderloin (breaded chicken, lettuce, tomato, and cheese), a family- size fry, and a 32-ounce drink in 30 minutes or less.

If you complete the challenge: You’ll get the $15.00 meal for free, a t-shirt, and your picture on the Hall of Fame. 
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Where: Iowa (Des Moines)

Who: Jethro’s BBQ

food challenge

Challenge: Try eating a cheeseburger with pork tenderloin, buffalo chicken tenders, brisket, bacon, white cheddar sauce, fried cheese curds, and a spicy pickle, plus a whole pound of waffle fries in 15 minutes or less. Yes, 15 minutes or less. 

If you complete the challenge: You get a free t-shirt and your picture on the Wall of Fame.
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Where: Kansas (Bonner Springs)

Who: Papa Bob’s Bar-B-Que

food challenge

Challenge: Finish the Ultimate Destroyer — a giant 12-inch sandwich with a half-pound of pulled pork and hickory smoked pork with two slices a bread in 45 minutes or less. Don’t forget the half pound of fries and four pickle spears. 
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Where: Kentucky (Louisville)

Who: Chubby Ray’s

food challenge

Challenge: Finish the Fat Teddy 5-Pound Burger in one hour or less. No puking allowed. 

If you complete the challenge: Free burger. Win or Fail, you get a free t-shirt.

If you fail? Pay for the burger. 
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Where: Louisiana (Four locations)

Who: Acme Oyster House

food challenge

Challenge: Membership in the 15 Dozen Club is an honor only 28 of 150 challengers have earned at this small chain of seafood shacks. 

If you complete the challenge: If you can successfully shuck, slurp and swallow 180 oysters, you’re rewarded with a full refund, an Acme T-shirt and hat, and your name on the Wall of Fame. Rules, pricing and prizes vary by location, but the stacks of half-shell oysters are always served in the same intimidating way: A Leaning Tower of Shellfish.
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Where: Maine (Yarmouth)

Who: Binga’s Wingas 

food challenge

Challenge: The Meat Mountain is made up of 5lbs of meat, including chicken tenders, smoked wings, pulled pork, brisket and whatever else they choose! All served over a pound of French fries. You have to down it all in 30 minutes. 

If you complete the challenge: Beat the challenge and you eat for free!
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Where: Maryland (Annapolis)

Who: Chick and Ruth’s Deli

food challenge

Challenge: First you must drink 6 lbs milkshake before you take on a 1 1/2 lb sandwich or burger. You have one hour to finish it.

If you complete the challenge: you get a free t-shirt and a picture on their website.
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Where: Massachusetts (Brighton)

Who: Eagle’s Deli and Restaurant

food challenge

Challenge: Eat the monster burger, which has 5 pounds of beef (almost 10 patties), 20 pieces of bacon and 20 slices of American cheese between a fat bun, then adds 5 pounds of fries, a deli pickle and fountain soda for good measure. 

If you complete the challenge: Take all 12 pounds down in an hour for a full refund and $100 gift card.
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Where: Michigan (Oxford)

Who: ‘Wiches

food challenge

Challenge: The sandwich is 4 1/2 pounds of turkey, ham, bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato and aioli, all bound between two slabs of bread for $15. 

If you complete the challenge: Defeat it in under 30 minutes and three seconds (random) to win a $25 gift certificate, a T-shirt and picture on the Wall of Fame. 

If you fail? end up on the Wall of Shame.
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Where: Minnesota (Minneapolis)

Who: Joe Senser’s Restaurant

food challenge

Challenge: Finish one beast of a burger! The Beast challenge involves eating a 2.5 lbs patty on a 10 inch bun, with 8 slices of bacon and cheese and 1.5 lbs fries. That’s more than 6 lbs of food in total!

If you complete the challenge: Finish in 30 minutes or less and get the burger on the house.
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Where: Mississippi (Ridgeland)

Who: Burgers and Blues

food challenge

Challenge: The Whammy Burger Challenge consists of three 1lb patties, with all the trimmings, plus 1lb of fries AND a root beer floater. 

If you complete the challenge: Finish this in 30 minutes and get a t-shirt, your picture on the wall of fame and your meal is on the house. 
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Where: Missouri (St. Louis)

Who: Mama Campisi’s 

food challenge

Challenge: Finish a large bowl of spaghetti topped with marinara and a meatball slightly larger than a softball. 

If you complete the challenge: you get the meal ($24.99) and a T-shirt on the house. 
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Do you have the courage to attempt one of these challenges or have you already? Tell us about it!

 

GK Adams
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