"It is possible to die from eating. But I think to be professional means you don't die." (Takeru Kobayashi)

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


When I visited Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub in November with some fellow members of the United Eaters of Pennsylvania (UEPa), Denny shared with us that his staff had already begun working on a new world record largest burger, a title taken from Denny when the Clinton Station Diner cooked up a 105-pounder just one week prior.

I’ve been to both restaurants and I have to say, Denny’s absolutely deserves the title. Hell, the Clinton Station Diner doesn’t even have a single mention of its new record-breaker on its website! (They only list the puny 50-pound Mt. Olympus.)

Anyhow, I got an e-mail from Denny the other day and he told me that he and his staff have finished their plans for the new record burger including a name (the promoter in me doesn’t want to spoil the surprise, so I’ll keep it a secret) and a size (in excess of 110 pounds). The ceremony to unveil the giant burger is set for February 24th.

Here’s the kicker, Denny asked the UEPa ("about 12 eaters") to attempt to eat the meaty beast on that cold and historic Saturday in central Pennsylvania. In the words of the Denny himself, “free publicity for your organization!” Not to mention about 10 pounds of lunch for each of us.

So I guess this is my official call to action for the UEPa and any other “honorary members” who want to join the festivities (that means you Hickman). I’m not sure what the restrictions are for ranked IFOCE eaters when it comes to participating in things like this. Since it’s not a contest with prize money on the line, that might make it okay, but who knows. I know the AICE guys are good to go, so I’ll be reaching out to Arnie Chapman tomorrow to ask him if he can help drum up some participants. Regardless of who participates--IFOCE, AICE or independants like me--it would be great if we could all come together for this.

So that’s that. The burger title will be coming back to Pennsylvania and the UEPa will be there to take a bite out of it. I wouldn’t miss it for all the Chicken McNuggets in the world.


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3:05 AM

Anonymous INVADER said...

You think I'd pass this down? Shhhhit! It's on like Donkey Kong. Keep me in the loop as I do believe I now have a dinner date for February 24th.

9:01 AM

Anonymous Anonymous Coward said...

I might see if I can get out there for this one. I've tried the three lb-er a couple of times with little success, so I'm not sure how much help I can be. Still, I'd like to check it out in person.

Does WingTut know UEPa is your organization now (in Denny's words)? I think he might be jealous.

And for God's sake, get a CAPTCHA on this page. I don't think anyone really stumbled on your blog while looking for payday loans.

9:35 AM

Anonymous liz said...

Congrats on getting the call! This will definitely be fantastic challenge.

10:42 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cant see past Chicken Wings....

2:47 PM

Anonymous Philly Guy said...

Umm I just made my own 120lb burger and ate it all and I'll be full till about March.

8:21 AM

Blogger Mega Munch said...

Good to see the Invader on board. Coward too (maybe). Where's Tut?

Steakbellie...I know your appetite, and you'll be famished two days two days after Wing Bowl and ready for your date with this meaty bitch. I'll save a spot at the table for you, but let me know for sure. (You might have to check with some people, so do what you gotta do.)

And Philly Guy...if you just ate a 120 pounder, we definitely need you there. On a related note, drop me an email - I want to talk to you about maybe meeting up and doing some eating the night before Wing Bowl. Are you 21 yet? If not, get a fake ID before Wing Bowl. (Seriously.)

8:34 AM

Blogger Carey said...

I'll knock out a couple of pounds of pickle for you guys. Hey, if I take the supertrain to Harrisburg will you pick me up? oh brother, Ian, you're a dork.

9:13 AM

Blogger Mega Munch said...

That's a METRO SEXUAL dork to you (he gets a little messy now and then, but he looks good doing it).

Yeah, if you take the train to Harrisburg (you're talking about the trip to Denny's?) I'll pick you up. The train station is right next to where I work and about half a mile from my house. That'd be awesome.

11:31 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont forget!

7:32 AM

Anonymous beautifulbrian said...

Good luck on the 24th Dave . Just make believe you are eating a steakburger when the meatloaf taste sets in . Believe me it will set in

9:51 PM

Anonymous Anonymous Coward said...

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3:04 PM

Blogger Mega Munch said...

See, I actually need some diflucam, so that works out pretty well. Yeah...I've been thinking about captcha, but eh.

Thanks BB - When I was up there before, the beef was the biggest obstacle (the taste and consistency mostly). Something about it. Maybe I'll smother in A1...that might help. Hopefully.

8:30 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...


I don't know if I can make it on the 24th!!


9:51 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...


I can make it on the 24th.... I'll be there after all!


7:07 PM


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