Put on your bibs and grab your forks for some of the biggest and baddest menu offerings across the nation. This slideshow will either make you insatiably hungry or incredibly nauseous. It could really go either way.
Big Texan’s 72-ounce Steak: Texas is known for big hair and big steaks. The Big Texan Steak Ranch offers a free meal to anyone who can tackle this behemoth steak as well as a shrimp cocktail, baked potato, salad and roll within an hour.
Acme Oyster House’s 15 Dozen Club: Pound down 15 dozen oysters at Acme Oyster House in less than an hour and what do you win? A free T-shirt! If you break the local record (43 dozen at the French Quarter location), your meal is on the house.
San Francisco Creamery Co.’s Kitchen Sink: Got more of a sweet tooth? Polish off this massive sundae with the works in record time and you get free ice cream for a year at San Francisco Creamery Co. The current record is 20 minutes and 37 seconds, by the way.
Big Mama’s & Papa’s 54” x 54” Giant Sicilian: If you and six friends are able to devour this monster pie in under two hours, Mama’s & Papa’s will pay out $1,000. The nearly 50-pound pizza delivers 200 square slices and is loaded with the toppings of your choice.
Jack & Grill’s 7-Pound Burrito: Jack & Grill’s infamous seven-pound burrito is stuffed with seven potatoes, 12 eggs, a pound of ham and loads of cheese and chili sauce. The signature ingredient, roasted green chilies, adds some serious kick to this challenge. All conquerors get their photo on the wall of fame.
Clinton Station Diner’s Mt. Olympus Burger: This massive meat sandwich weighs in at an astounding 50 pounds. If you are able to finish it in three hours with the help of up to four friends, the big hunk of Angus is on the house. And you are a Greek god of gluttony.
Cowtown Diner’s Full-O-Bull: Putting down the world’s largest chicken fried steak is no small feat. The 64-ounce gravy-coated slab is served on a pizza pan alongside six pounds of mashed potatoes and 10 pieces of Texas toast. ’Merica.
Fat Sandwich Company’s Big Fat Ugly: Two rolls, four cheeseburgers, double cheesesteak, chicken cheesesteak, gyro meat, grilled chicken, bacon, sausage, pork roll, mozzarella sticks, chicken fingers, chicken nuggets, mac ’n’ cheese bites, fried mushrooms, jalapeño poppers, pizza bites, onion rings, hash browns, American cheese. No, that’s not an appetizer menu, those are the ingredients. Did we mention it’s the size of a football?
Mac 24/7’s Pancake Challenge: Nothing says breakfast like three colossal, 14-inch pancakes. Toppings? Pick your poison. If you manage to take these flapjacks down in less than 90 minutes, you are the proud new owner of a T-shirt. And pride in general.
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