Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Back on its 4th year! Yoshinoya’s Beef Gyudon Eating Madness

All for the love of free food and an attempt ‘to be a champ’ for bragging rights, I dared  to eat my weekly calorie intake in one sitting at the recently concluded Yoshinoya’s Beef Gyudon Eating Madness held for the media (bloggers) people.

That was indeed a great first time for an eating challenge experience.  Although, I’m in the plus size, I don’t really have the knack for eat-all-you-can challenges; my body is such a betrayal for this truth hahaha.

Yoshinoya’s most popular fast-food chain in the country that specializes in all-time favorite Japanese culinary fare, first held its beef eating contest last 2008 at its SM Megmall branch, then at the SM Mall of Asia Activity center the following year.  Now on its 4th year, expect more and more beef gyudon lovers to flock to Yoshinoya stores to join in this exciting gastronomic challenge

The challenge is on for the first person who could finish as many bowls of beef gyudon within 5 minutes. I was able to finish a bowl and already started my second when I chanced upon some of the guys already on their third. I lost the confidence to win the challenge, I just enjoyed eating the most tender beef gyudon I ever tasted wishing I could take home those we couldn’t finish eating. The guys are really competitive eaters, the top 3 were named and FPJ emerged as the big winner!

Are you on for this challenge? If you have the knack for it, you better sign-up and join Yoshinoya’s contest, great prizes are at stake.  To learn more, read below:

Composed of two challenges, the contest is open to all male and femal participants 18 years old and above.  Qualifying Rounds will be held Monday through Friday at all Yoshinoya stores at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., and then at 6 pm and 7 pm from January 21 up to February 15, 2013.

To join, simply pay P199 at the counter, fill out the registration form and sign a health and release waiver. Customer must also present a valid ID (School ID, Company ID, Driver’s License, SSS ID, GSIS ID, NBI Clearance, Postal ID, Voters ID, or Passport) to the store manager.

For the qualifying round, the beef bowls should be consumed in the store.  The customer who finishes the most number of bowls or who has the least amount of leftover food in 5 minutes wins the challenge of the day.  The names of the four (4) fastes challengers will be on display at each store’s Leader Board and will be updated every time a new record is set.

After the weekly qualifying rounds, all qualified participants will be notified via phone call or email and are automatically entered in the grand finals, which will be held on February 23, 2013, 1 pm, at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City.

During the final match, all finalists will compete by eating the most number of bowls in 15 minutes.  The top three (3) finalists with the most number of bowls consumed and the least weight left after 15 minutes will be declared winners of the Yoshinoya Beef Gyudon eating challenge.

First place winner will receive P100,000, second placer gets P50,000 while the third placer takes home P25,000.  Non-winners will each be given consolation prizes of P2,000 worth of Yoshinoya gift certificates.

Good luck to all who will be participating! :)

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