The explosion of food culture, fueled in part by people's growing need to post photos of their meals on social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook, has only taken this calorie hunt to new heights.
Here are 12 of the challenges of restaurants world's most ridiculous:
12. The “I can't drive” $ 55 Dollar Nachos Challenge.
The Cabo Wabo Cantina in Las Vegas has a $ 55 Dollar Nacho 'I Can't Drive' challenge consisting of an 8 pound plate of nachos, loaded with chipotle sauce, cheese, mixed cheese, black beans, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, olives, poblano peppers, pickled and fresh jalapeños, taco meat, carnitas, chicken fajita, carne asada, shrimp, sour cream, salsa, guacamole and pico de gallo. Contestants / victims have 55 minutes to complete the challenge, and if you win, you get free food, snap a picture for Sammy Hagar's Macho Nacho Hall of Fame, and win a free t-shirt.
11. The Triple Jumbo Ramen Challenge.
Kagurazaka Hanten, in the Shinjuku-ku district of Tokyo, Japan, offers the only food challenge that might convince me to try. The Triple Jumbo Ramen Challenge costs 1,890 yen (a measly $ 19), and just as the name implies, you need to polish up three giant bowls of pork ramen, including the broth, in an hour. If you are successful, you get everything for free and a place on his Wall of Fame. If ramen isn't your thing, Kagurazaka Hanten also offers three other challenges: Tokyo's largest gyoza challenge (three times the size of an average human head), the giant fried rice challenge, and the 100 gyoza plate challenge. .
10. The pizza challenge from hell.
Pazza Bistro in Gainesville, Florida offers a unique flavor in the universal pizza challenge by cooking a spicy pizza from hell. This Inferno pizza 12-inch is made with tongue-numbing hot sauce, habanero peppers, jalapenos, and ghost peppers.
The challenge has a strict set of rules, including a 20-minute time limit, only one glass of water, no napkins, and if you somehow manage to finish the pizza, you must lick your hands and fingers. It's no wonder that all contestants must sign a waiver before embarking on the challenge. If you manage to complete the challenge, you get free soft drinks for life and a "I survived!" key chain. However, if you really are a glutton for punishment and manage to complete the challenge five times, Pazza Bistro will allow you to change the name of the pizza .
9. The Dawg Ice Cream Sundae Challenge.
Waffle Cone Creamery in Copperas Cove, Texas has a great ice cream challenge! The ice cream consists of sixteen 8-ounce scoops of homemade icecream (your choice), a can of whipped cream, cherries, and an army of toppings they choose based on availability and customer allergies, including hot cocoa, Oreo cookies, M & M's, gummy bears, waffles, bananas, sprinkles and walnuts And if you're still not feeling like some kind of animal, trying to figure it out, the six-inch tall ice cream is served in an 8.5-inch doggie bowl. Wow. If you manage to finish everything in one hour, you'll be rewarded with $ 100 cash, a place on the Waffle Cone Wall of Fame, and the honor of renaming the challenge until another poor bastard gets through.
8. The pancake challenge.
If you are at MAC 24-7, located inside the Hilton Waikiki complex in Honolulu, Hawaii, you can try eating three 14-inch flapjacks with blueberries, walnuts, and chocolate pieces; pineapple, coconut, and macadamia nuts; or cinnamon streusel with vanilla frosting. Before you sign up, you should know that these pancakes are almost half the size of Captain America's shield. But instead of fending off a host of super villains, you'll fend off a wicked case of heartburn if you manage to finish these edible hubcaps. When the challenge appeared in Man v. Food, host Adam Richmond couldn't even succeed. In fact, only seven of the more than 250 who have attempted the challenge, to date, have succeeded. Fortunately, the administration MAC 24-7 understands the difficulty of this challenge and gives you 90 minutes to complete the task. If you are successful, pancakes They will be in the house and you will see your photo on the Wall of Fame.
7. The challenge of the Chupacabra burrito.
We are pleased to announce that Joe Taco Mexi-Cafe in Amarillo, Texas, has delivered an unhealthy $ 25 baby burrito called Chupacabra. At two feet long and eight pounds, this adorable (and delicious) little dude is stuffed with beef and chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, rice, beans, and hot sauce with heaps of sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo. and all of Joe Taco's signature sauces. If you can digest the eight pounds of this mythical monster, you will receive the free burrito, a t-shirt, a spot on the Wall of Fame and a free meal per week for life. If you miss, you'll find your photo on Joe Taco's Wall of Shame, which to be fair is anyone who values their colon.
6. The Hibernator Breakfast Challenge.
In Congleton, England, located south of Manchester, be sure to visit Bear Grills Cafe for the mother of all the english breakfasts . At a whopping 8,000 calories, the £ 19.95 (about US $ 28) 'Hibernator' Breakfast Challenge is no joke. In fact, no one - I mean no one - has successfully finished this food beast, and it's easy to see why. The Hibernator is packed with eight sausages, eight slices of bacon., four French fries, four fried eggs, a cheese omelette with four eggs, four waffles, four black pudding, beans, tomatoes, mushrooms, French fries, four regular toasts, and four pieces of fried bread with butter. If that wasn't enough for you, the entire meal comes with a 32-ounce strawberry shake topped with a mountain of whipped cream. Maybe it's a cultural thing, but 'breakfast' and 'smoothie' are two things that never seem to converge. If you are successful in finishing this breakfast without going into cardiac arrest, you will be rewarded with £ 100 (approximately US $ 144) to pay for your post-meal medical bill .
5. The challenge of the wings of the ghost.
The Girvan Grille in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, is known for its Ghost Wings Challenge, where participants must completely eat 10 ghost wings in 15 minutes. Now before you say "Easy, I can do that," consider this: the ghost pepper, also known as bhut jolokia, is considered the hottest chili pepper in the world. In fact, it is about 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce. I'm not so sure now, huh boss? Additionally, the rules for this challenge strictly state that no other food or drink (including water) should be consumed during the challenge, and absolutely no bathroom breaks are allowed. If you successfully finish these 10 ghost wings, you will win a "Girvan Grille Ghost Wings Challenge" t-shirt and see your photo on the Girvan Grille "Wall of Flame". Oh,
4. The Big Fat Fatty Sandwich Challenge.
There's a reason why the word 'fat' appears twice in 'Big Fat Fatty Sandwich'. This signature $ 50 sandwich at Fat Sal's Deli in Hollywood is filled with cheese, cheeseburgers, pastrami, chicken wings, bacon, mozzarella sticks, fried eggs, jalapeños, French fries, onion rings, chili, marinara and salsa. of fat. Yes, you heard that right: fat sauce. At 10 pounds and 27 inches, you'll probably need the allotted 40-minute time limit to finish this anti-hero sandwich. If you're successful, you'll get the free food, your Wall of Fame photograph, and you can name and create a signature fat sandwich. A few years ago, the sandwich was featured in an episode of the web series, Stuffed.
3. The 10 pound monster burger challenge.
Mallie's Bar in Southgate, Michigan offers a topped 10-pound burger on an equally gigantic bun, all for $ 36.99. If you can finish everything within the two hour limit, you will win $ 100 cash and your image will appear on your wall of fame. Mallie's also appeared in an episode of Man v. Food in 2009, where host Adam Richman and 40 others grabbed the 'Absolutely Ridiculous Burger,' a slight update to his signature Monster Burger. The team attempted to eat a 190-pound hamburger to break the Guinness World Record, but dropped 30 pounds before completion after the two hour limit. The grill also offers what was once considered the largest commercial hamburger in the world. The Absolutely Ridiculous 338.6-pound burger needs to be ordered at least 72 hours in advance and costs a whopping $ 1,999. Hmmm, a 10-pound hamburger suddenly sounds manageable.
2. The 72 ounce steak challenge.
They say everything is bigger in Texas, and Big Texan Steak Ranch is the first to back up this claim. The restaurant Amarillo, Texas is famous for their 72 Ounce Steak Challenge, which consists of a shrimp cocktail, baked potato, salad, muffins, and of course 72 oz. fillet. Of all these challenges, this one probably has the most specific rules governing it. For example, it is not allowed to stand, get up from the table or have anyone touch the food. If the staff catches someone else helping you cut, prepare or eat the food, you will be instantly disqualified. You are required to pay the full amount of $ 72 in advance, but this amount will be refunded if you successfully complete the meal. Last year, a competitive dining roomate three of these meat meals in 20 minutes. That's more than 13 pounds of beef. Not bad for a 124-pound mother of four.
1. The challenge of the roast dinner banquet.
The Duck Inn in Redditch, England, provides a meat feast for a family of four, but what if you're single with low self-esteem and a big appetite? Well, the roast dinner banquet at the Duck Inn could be tailor-made for you. The meal consists of a whole golden turkey, 25 roasted potatoes, 25 parsnips, 25 stuffing balls, 25 pigs in blankets, 25 carrots roasted in honey, 25 sprouts and 25 heads of broccoli and cauliflower. And if that wasn't enough, all food is smothered in an ocean of gravy and cranberry sauce. At £ 35.00 (around US $ 50), this meal is a steal. And for every banquet they make, the restaurant donate the food equivalent to the local food bank. If you finish the party in 45 minutes, you will earn a spot on the Duck Inn's Wall of Fame, a t-shirt, and a certificate. However, it's safe to say that the odds are not in your favor;
Sources: bigtexan.com , cnn.com , youtube.com , tripadvisor.ca , TheRichest