Are you open-minded? Every wanted to own your own business? How about becoming a part-owner of a New York restaurant? Brilliant? All you have to do is eat a burrito. No problem.
Yeah, all 30 pounds (13 kilograms) of it.
This is the challenge posed by Victor Robey, owner of the mexican restaurant Don Chignon, located on 216 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. The Grand Chignon Challenge states that the few and he mighty who can scarf down the entire burrito — leaving a clean plate — and wash down the house’s special margarita within an hour or less (!) will win for themselves a 10% stake in the Brooklyn taqueria.
“If you are going to eat a massive amount of food in a single sitting, you deserve real compensation,” owner Victor Robey shares with NY Daily News. “Some restaurants will put your name on the wall. We’ll give you the wall.”
A word to the wise among many of you big-eater-contest afficionados: this particular burrito challenge, in the words of Wes Anderson, is no “stroll down the tree line promenade with a fine lady and a white poodle”. Just to give you a reality check on just what you will be facing at Don chignon, this is what the burrito in question looks like — all 30 pounds of it:
Holy guacamole. Just exactly what is in this monster?
Luckily, we’ve got you covered: this burrito is filled to the gills with the essentials: rice, beans, salsa, and three mouthwatering meats of steak, chicken, pork. Ohm and just one more ingredient: it’s also got some ghost chili to add some interest to the whole ensemble. Ghost chili, like oh, you know, just the hottest pepper in the world? Totally NBD.
If this monster of a dish has got you a bit too hot under the collar, Don Chignon will be happy to serve you this house signature margarita to wash it all down with. Yep, it’s also made with ghost chili.
You pay $150 that serves as part-dinner-fee, part-bid to winner a share of the restaurant. Upon starting, no bathroom breaks are allowed for the duration of the challenge, and losing your lunch will also net you a disqualification. Don chignon will also not be held liable for any “death or illness” caused by the monstrous meal.
One intrepid NY Daily News reporter Gersh Kuntzman pit his apetite against this challenge. Could he actually win this one?
Alas, all Kuntman managed to demolish was close to four pounds of food. All the same, Robey congratulated him: “”You did great, kid. You ate the equivalent of four dinners.” Kuntzman was able to bring home 26 pounds of leftovers, so we guess that ain’t all bad.
Was that all a little too much for you? Don’t panic; here’s one of our posts featuring a hamster enjoying the tiniest burrito ever.
Feature image courtesy of Gratisography
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