Smokey Bones Burger Eating Contest: Beefy Battle Raises Money for Vets
How many of these bad boys can you eat?
Got game? How about a really big appetite and a bottle of antacid?
If you've got what it takes to eat burgers with the big boys, you might want to check out the second-annual Smokey Bones Burger Battle tonight, June 27, at all participating Smokey Bones restaurants.
Stating at 7 p.m. tonight, 40 contestants from each restaurant will be selected to duke it out in an awesome eating contest that also raises money for Homes for our Troops, which helps build homes for severely injured veterans.
Here's how it works:
For the first two elimination rounds, each contestant will create their
own half-pound burger from the restaurant's build-a-burger menu (with
each burger having at least one brisket or pulled pork topping in
addition to a cold topping, a hot topping, cheese, and a sauce). The
eaters who finish their burgers in record time will advance to the next
The final ten contestants will then compete in the "burger
blitz", a timed round where each competitor must eat a one-pound
burger. The fastest finisher wins.
The first place eater from
each restaurant takes home a $200 Smokey Bones gift certificate plus the
opportunity to submit their burger-eating time against the
participating restaurants. The grand prize winner nationally wins $2,500
and the title of 2012 Burger Battle champ.
Last year's winner, Joseph Menchetti of Reading, Pennsylvania, downed
five burgers in the first and second rounds. He then sealed the deal by
eating a burger in one minute and 14 seconds in the final round.
Check-in and qualifying rounds start at 7 p.m. tonight. A $10 participation
fee will be collected and all participants must be 18 or over.
Applications are available at each location or can be submitted via
email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All non-winning participants
will receive a $5 bounce back card, good for a future Smokey Bones
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