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Paul's Giant Burger, University of Chicago
Those crazy University of Chigago guys.... Even though there wasn't a story written for this giant burger feat, you know what they say.... a picture is worth a thousand words!

From: http://syphilis.src.uchicago.edu/pics/Giant%20Burger/giantBurger.html

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Whole Cow-on-the-spit, Hakkodo, Japan

I've heard of Pig-on-the-spit, but this is some seriously huge roast beef! There's a company in Japan that does powder snow tours of the Hakkodo Mountains, and on October 1st and 2nd, they hold a "Beef and Garlic Festival, A Real Texas BBQ deep in the heart of Aomori!". It looks pretty serious!

From: http://www.hakkodapowder.com/article07.shtml

Each October the main event at the festival is the Takko cows which are spit-roasted whole over charcoal fires and seasoned with specially produced garlic to enhance the flavor. Taking place at the 2-2-9 DOME (pronounced ni-ni-ku, the same word for garlic in Japanese) just at the bottom of the ski lift, the indoor and outdoor venues means no matter what the weather brings, everyone can remain warm and dry!

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Giant Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich, The Elephant Bar

Nathan sent this one in, "The Giant Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich" from the Elephant Bar (various locations around the USA). While it's hard to guage exactly the size, it's got the word "Giant" in it, that's got to count for something! :D


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The Yeti, Big Foot Lodge, Memphis, TN
Christine sent this in the other day. Pictures of her in front of both "The Sasquatch", and "The Yeti", an 18 scoops-of-ice-cream dessert with every topping known to man including froot loops.

From their menu: "The Yeti - The dessert to end all desserts: a whopping 18 scoops of ice cream decorated with tons of toppings...14.99

I've done a bit of looking around, and haven't been able to find any other photos of this mammoth dessert, so if you have any, please send them in!

Talk about ice cream headache!!!

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The Fat Bastard Burger, Embassy Hotel, Brisbane, Australia
I spotted this on their menu last week, and felt it my duty to tackle this challenge. "The Fat Bastard Burger". Their menu states, "triple meat patties, triple cheese, on a high fat bread roll, chips and no rabbit food". And yep, that's what it was. All meat, all cheese, all butter, no filler

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In The Media
Super Sized Meals Take Determination

Someone in Visa's advertising team must be a fellow super sized meal lover. Check out the burger in their "Life Takes Determination" ad. I wonder if the stunt belly who finished that thing off is a contributor here? (Requires Flash. Click on the "Determination Burger" link.)

From: http://www.usa.visa.com/personal/visa_brings_you/advertising/...

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The Ultimate Colossal Burger, Ruby Tuesday

Houmam first put me onto this place, Ruby Tuesday. It certainly does look like a fine burger establishment! And as many of you might already know, they have a mighty burger called, "The Ultimate Colossal Burger", two half pound burgers on a triple-decker bun with American and Monterey Jack cheeses! It got me to thinking, who's actually tackled and conquered this masterpiece, and do their stories have any entertainment value? Well this guy doesn't look too happy about it all, but "Ghetto Force" have had speed eating challenges of the Colossal since 2002! Read on for more fun facts...

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Taiwanese One-Trip Pizza Hut Salad Bar Construction

Check out the minute by minute construction photos. Now that's supersized.

From: http://www.start.com.my/blog/maximizing-your-roi-at-pizza-hut/

Like the salad served at the Pizza Hut but dislike the idea that it’s expensive and you are not allowed to take more than once? Here is a guide on how you can maximize your return of investment, invented by some creative Taiwanese students.

I take no responsibility if you get booted from the restaurant for practicing the following guide. So, beware.

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Adios, Monster Burritos! Pinata's Mexican Grill, Bethpage, NY
I'm fast realising that any owner of a restaurant that has a "Food Challenge" must shudder at the thought of a competitive eater walking through their doors. We've seen them before, Don "Moses" Lerman and Kevin "Krazy Kevin" Lipsitz gave the Paulisaurus Rex a red hot go, only just falling short of the prize. But alas, all good competitive eaters don't just sit down and take it, they just move onto the next challenge! This challenge? Pinata's Mexican Grill's "Monster Burrito Challenge". Eat two of their 3 pound burrito's at any one sitting, and you get them free! Another classic episode from the two comedic genius' of competitive eating. Here's how they did it!

From: http://www.donmoseslerman.com/staff.html

Don Moses Lerman heard of Pinata's Mexican Grill in Bethpage NY, just a couple of weeks ago. They have a special challenge, to help commemorate their grand opening: Anyone who can eat two of their THREE POUND burritos in one sitting, gets them FREE.

The rules, must be done in one sitting and you cannot stop for a break. No cigarette breaks, no bathroom breaks and presumably, no bowel movements at the table, although we did not ask.

Now that is a challenge that any veteran competitive eater cannot take lightly and Moses and I plotted the day of attack.

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"The Sasquatch" 4lb Burger, Big Foot Lodge, Memphis, TN
From: http://www.bigfootlodge.net/sasquatchchallenge.htm

There is a place in Memphis, TN, called Big Foot Lodge that serves a giant burger called the Sasquatch. It has a 4-pound patty, with a 1-pound bun, and 1 pound of fries. If you eat it all it is free. As far as I know no one has finished the burger. We followed it up with a desert they call the Yeti, which is 18 scoops of ice cream with every topping known to man including fruit loops.

From their menu: The legend lives here!! 4 pounds of pure beef, on a fresh baked bun, topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and cheese. If you and only you eat it ALL, plus the fixings in under 60 minutes it's on us, not to mention that you get your picture on the Big Foot wall of fame... 19.99

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