Glutton for Punishment?

If the answer is yes, here are five eating challenges that could spoil your appetite for stuffing your face.



Photo By Nathan Dobbins

The 6-Pound Challenge
The Cattle Ranch Family Steakhouse
2700 S. Sanford Ave., Sanford
sanfordcattleranch.com
407.321.5761

THE CHALLENGE
Have a cow—a 6-pound steak with baked potato, salad, slice of bread.

TIME LIMIT
1 hour 15 minutes.

SPOILS OF VICTORY
Meal is free, photo on wall of fame.

PRICE OF FAILURE
Fork over $45.99.

ON THE SIDE
24-hour notice, $20 deposit required. Two 5-minute breaks. Must keep the meal down long enough to satisfy management. (Ah, to be the judge of that!) Of the 340 people who have tried, only 31 have succeeded. 
 


 

 

End Zone Challenge
Pipers Downtown Sports Bar and Grill
171 S. Orange Ave., Orlando
pipersdowntown.com
407.404.6484

THE CHALLENGE
End Zone Burger—3 pounds of ground beef on a bun with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles and cheese—served with a pound of french fries.

TIME LIMIT
30 minutes.

SPOILS OF VICTORY
Meal is free, photo on wall of fame.

PRICE OF FAILURE
Cough up $24.95.

ON THE SIDE
Nineteen have tried for the End Zone; all but one have ended up as losers.
 


 

Keller’s Challenge
Keller’s Real Smoked Bar-B-Q
7756 University Blvd. Suite 104, Winter Park
407.388.1222
kellersbbq.com

THE CHALLENGE
Two-pound pork sandwich, 2 pounds of fries, 2 pieces of garlic toast, a large drink.

TIME LIMIT
45 minutes.

SPOILS OF VICTORY
Meal is free, name on wall of fame, coupon for free lunch.

PRICE OF FAILURE
Pay $19.99 and go wee-wee-wee all the way home.

ON THE SIDE
Wall of fame has about 30 winners. You can’t stand up or leave the table during the challenge. Probably not afterward either.
 


 

 

30-Inch Cheese Pizza
Lazy Moon Pizza 
12269 University Blvd., Orlando
eatdrinkandbelazy.com
407.658.2396

THE CHALLENGE
In this corner, weighing in at 7 pounds and 30 inches in circumference, an unbelievable 3 cups of sauce, 3.5 pounds of dough and 1.5 pounds of cheese.

TIME LIMIT
2 hours.

SPOILS OF VICTORY
Pizza is free, T-shirt, your name added to a currently nameless wall plaque.

PRICE OF FAILURE
Pay for the pie—$24.

ON THE SIDE
No bathroom break. Extra toppings available (if you’re an idiot). Records are a bit sketchy—likely lost when somebody exploded—but legend has it that only three mutants have conquered the giant disc.
 


 

 

Mucho Caliente
Mucho Tequila and Tacos
101 S. Eola Drive, Orlando
muchotequilaandtacos.com
407.843.9676

THE CHALLENGE
Three habanero peppers breaded and deep fried, then tossed in a blend of hot sauce and “secret special ingredients.’’

TIME LIMIT
None, but you must finish in one sitting.

SPOILS OF VICTORY
A Mucho T-shirt.

PRICE OF FAILURE
$5.95 whether you succeed or fail.

ON THE SIDE
No drinks or last-minute appeals to the governor allowed. There have been about 60 attempts; only a half-dozen have succeeded. Best strategy is to eat fast, but you tend to catch fire after one pepper and forget all about that.

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