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

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

UEPa SCORES SOME INK

Thanks to Eat Feats for digging this up. The Clearfield Progress newspaper ran a story about Denny's giant burger, including giving plenty of love to the UEPa. Excerpt below. I like how I said "We come here every year." It's sort of true, we were there in 2006 and now in 2007 and we definitely plan to go back!

Ian Hickman of Sterling, Va., was able to break the restaurant's record by consuming a 2-pound hamburger, with a total weight of approximately 5 pounds, in 14 minutes and 45 seconds. The previous record was held by Daryl Teats of Woodland, who consumed a 2-pound burger in 1993 in 15 minutes.

"Denny's is sort of our Mecca," said Dave Schoffner of the United Eaters of Pennsylvania. "We come here every year."

The United Eaters of Pennsylvania is competitive eating club whose members came to Clearfield on Saturday for the event from all over the state, including Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, said Mr. Schoffner.

"We've tried other places, but none of them comes close to matching the food and atmosphere of Denny's," said Mr. Schoffner.

Super Sized Meals also highlighted the UEPa's participation in the day's festivities. If that site isn't already on your daily reading list, it damn well should be.

7 Comments:

Blogger la beauheme said...

Katie's Dad said he saw "The Main Event" on Tucker Carlson's show today. Google News has over 190 mentions by the way. I wonder what the subscribers of The Pakistan Daily Times think about the debauchery. "Those crazy UEPA are at it again..."

http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&q=denny%27s+beer+barrel+pub

8:49 PM

 
Blogger Wing Tut said...

Whoooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!

9:46 PM

 
Blogger SupersizedMeals.com said...

Thanks for the props Dave! And congrats on the ink. Funny stuff how some of the news articles couldn't get pics of the actual burger, so they just threw in the biggest burger they could find, like this one. Hahah...

8:15 AM

 
Blogger Carey said...

Wow, I am almost as famous as Ian now. I gotta get on MTV before this all dies down.

8:53 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW!!!!!! Great press for the UEPa and its members. Great write up Dave, the publicity is well merited. Another win for the CE community.

Keep up the great work.

vac

4:54 PM

 
Blogger Mega Munch said...

Agree Vac, its cool to see CE getting some coverage and Denny's getting the props it deserves. They definitely deserve to be the record holders.

As for Carey, it looks like we've created a monster. He's been bitten by the CE bug and there's no turning back.

6:59 PM

 
Blogger Carey said...

I showed the pics around at the gym, and school. Everybody loves it. And my sociology professor wants me to do an oral presentation about CE. This will be right after another guy named Cary who is doing one on Gastric Bypass Surgery, ha!

9:09 AM

 

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