At one point, everyone fancied themselves an athlete, but a steady diet of Philly food has made it impossible to even touch your toes, which especially sucks if you used to blow people's minds in the sit-and-reach. Now turning that obstacle into a sport, three restaurants have just unleashed borderline-maniacal eating challenges. Dig in:
Jake's Challenge @ Jake's Sandwich Board
This one's so big you've got to call a day in advance: you've got 45 minutes to take down a two-foot, three-pound sammie (cheesesteak, pork, brisket, or a mix of all three), a box of 12 TastyKake Krimpets or Kandy Kakes, four nice and salty soft pretzels, and two dozen peanut chews, plus you've got to wash it down with a bottle of Champ Cherry soda -- but for those watching their waistline, be advised it isn't diet!
You also get your name on...some wall! Watch the video to get PUMPED then holler to get lined up for your shot
Shame Burger From Hell Challenge @ The Wishing Well
To net yourself a comped meal, a $25 gift card, and a picture on their Wall of Shame, stuff your craw with two Double Shame Burgers (each w/ two 8oz. patties, two heapings of scrapple, four slices of cheese, and two fried eggs), a double order of fries, and two pints of beer. Again, you've got 45 minutes, and the rules state the "plate and glass have to be wiped clean", which shouldn't be an issue, as over-eaters are known for their tidiness.
This ain't 'Nam, Smokey, there're rules...and they can be viewed right through here
Drinkers Taco Challenge @ Drinkers
Drinkers ups the ante by lowering the time limit: hit up any of their three locations before 11pm to pack 33 of their $1 beef or chicken tacos into your pie hole within 13 minutes for a shirt, a bottle of their homemade hot sauce, and your name engraved on a plaque, though that's the last thing you'll need more of once you complete this challenge.
If you really got to have that t-shirt but can't down the tacos, you can also check out their Foursquare competition