2016 Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos eating contest

update Aug 3 Press Release about the contest with the following quote from Chronic Tacos CEO Michael Mohammed: “The competition was a close call as it looked like Molly Schuyler was going to beat Kobayashi but once we weighed the scraps it was clear that Kobayashi had devoured more”

update LetsRun has a forum post about the controversy.

Robert McKinney won the amateur contest with 20 tacos in 3 minutes.

update Naader Reda has a video Results before deductions Molly Schuyler 160 tacos, Takeru Kobayashi 150 tacos

update Kobayashi defended his title with a total of 137 tacos.

This will be the first head to head matchup between Molly Schuyler and Takeru Kobayashi, who has never lost to a woman.

Kobayashi appeared on Fox5 to promote the contest.

Comments (42)


  1. anonymous said

    July 29, 2016 @ 8:52 pm

    It looks like Koby just ” Trumped” Hilery Schuyler. Way to go Koby””

  2. Anonymous said

    July 29, 2016 @ 9:40 pm

    watch the video, Kobi was shoving food in his mouth at the end.

    Molly was up. The show was rigged from the get go. Organizers promoted Kobi so they had to give him the crown.

  3. Anonymous said

    July 29, 2016 @ 11:08 pm

    Love It!!!

  4. Tacos said

    July 29, 2016 @ 11:51 pm

    As Trump would say, I don’t like losers, ok? Dopey Pocahontas Molly just got creamed by the Japanese. She’s a disaster! SAD!

    But I’m not Trump

  5. EVIL PONY said

    July 30, 2016 @ 1:41 am

    YEEEHAWWWWW Kobi you lost Molly was up by almost 15 tacos from the video unless someone cant count…. YEEEEHAWWWWW YEEEHAWWWW Kobi do you not understand english yet because the announcer did that count down and you still shoved food in your mouth afterwards YEEEEHAWWW YEEEHAWWWWW Kobi has been taking lessons from Dale Boone on how to cheat YEEEHAWWWWW

  6. Anonymous said

    July 30, 2016 @ 8:22 am

    Molly was ahead at the end, but lost due to the weight amount of the leftovers on the tray. She was around 163, but after weighing the crumbs, dropped down to 130-something. This happened to Mr. Takeru, aswell.

  7. Let's be real said

    July 30, 2016 @ 9:59 am

    Hey! Did you see Kobi eating TWICE after time was called?

  8. anonymous said

    July 30, 2016 @ 10:17 am

    Kobayashi has no skills no trade this is his life

  9. Anonymous said

    July 30, 2016 @ 11:29 am

    Deductions determine outcomes. That should not be difficult to understand or take into account.

  10. Anonymous said

    July 30, 2016 @ 12:43 pm

    Which video is everyone referring to?

  11. Video here said

    July 30, 2016 @ 2:48 pm


  12. Anonymous said

    July 31, 2016 @ 6:26 am

    This is one of the stranger comment sections I’ve seen in a while.

  13. ErikTheElectric said (Registered January 11, 2015)

    July 31, 2016 @ 10:44 am

    @ 6:26

    It never ceases to amuse me, lol.

  14. Cheater ? said

    July 31, 2016 @ 12:17 pm

    Watch the end where kobi eats after time is called. Was he that worried. You bet he was.

  15. Anonymous said

    July 31, 2016 @ 1:18 pm

    Erik you’re shirts suck

  16. Anonymous said

    July 31, 2016 @ 3:25 pm


  17. You are shirts suck? said

    July 31, 2016 @ 4:57 pm

    What does ‘You are shirts suck’ mean?

  18. How to deduce it? said

    July 31, 2016 @ 5:12 pm

    Deductions should not just be based on weight. You could intentionally avoid the hard bits (jalapenos?) and gorge up on the easies that weigh more.

  19. Anonymous said

    July 31, 2016 @ 5:39 pm

    It means someone is ignorant, Erik. By the way, why weren’t you in the contest?

  20. Anonymous said

    July 31, 2016 @ 6:37 pm

    Molly threw up in her hands in the last minute and tried to cover it up. Should’ve been dq’d. What a disgrace.

  21. Locust said

    July 31, 2016 @ 9:37 pm

    That she did, but this was not a MLE contest where the reversal of fortune dq is applied. There was a lot of food that fell from thier mouths back into the trays as they were both going at warp speed. It took a long time to weigh the debris and I thought Molly had won as she appeared to be a tray ahead even though she ran into tròuble near the end. The last 30 seconds made the difference.

  22. Anonymous said

    July 31, 2016 @ 10:14 pm

    Anyone have video of them counting trays?

  23. Counting tray video said

    July 31, 2016 @ 10:41 pm


  24. SWool said

    August 1, 2016 @ 3:21 am

    According to nutrition facts website, each taco has like FOUR HOUNDRED calories.

    So did the top two raelly ingest more than FIFTY THOUSEND calories??

    Or were the “tacos” a smaller version, like the brekafast taco on their menu?

  25. ErikTheElectric said (Registered January 11, 2015)

    August 1, 2016 @ 3:26 am


    YOUR grammar skills suck.


  26. "Snap" tacos said

    August 1, 2016 @ 9:01 am

    Probably they weren’t even breakfast tacos (240 calories), but Snap Pollo Asado (110) or Snap Carne Asada (120).

    See page 3 here.


    Makes it a lot less impressive.

  27. Only LOSERS lose to women said

    August 1, 2016 @ 11:26 am


    -Cheeto man

  28. ErikTheElectric said (Registered January 11, 2015)

    August 1, 2016 @ 2:01 pm

    @ 5:39

    I work full time, and wasn’t able to get time off for the contest. Would’ve loved to have been there this year though!

  29. Anonymous said

    August 3, 2016 @ 7:53 pm

    Awwww whats tha matter Erik ..greetings from 1:18 ..

  30. ErikTheElectric said (Registered January 11, 2015)

    August 4, 2016 @ 1:36 am

    Hmm… Nothing really! 🙂

  31. Anonymous said

    August 4, 2016 @ 6:05 pm

    Erik this is 1:18 sorry for being a lil hater my apologies..you’re a good guy

  32. Locust said

    August 5, 2016 @ 10:46 am

    7/29 8:52pm, Who’s being Trumped now? Why it’s Trump himself! It is entertaining to watch that buffoon in self destruçt mode. He can’t even win an argument with Rosie O’Donnell.

  33. anonymous said

    August 5, 2016 @ 1:21 pm

    Trump was on the Larry King show in 1988 and complained that King had the worst breath known to mankind

  34. anonymous said

    August 5, 2016 @ 9:06 pm

    121you jerk,You probably voted for Obama.What do you think miss piggy will do to this country

  35. Great popcorn viewing said

    August 7, 2016 @ 10:15 am

    Molly is robbed of a tray between 30-40, very odd they are switching Kobayashi’s trays around at the end (less tacos? I think so), and the marvel eats after time was called. So glad he is a legend.


  36. anonymous said

    August 7, 2016 @ 10:49 am

    Is this all you care about dude? Depending on where you live its 83 degrees outside enjoy the nice weather instead of focus on this crap

  37. Great While it Lasted said

    August 7, 2016 @ 3:20 pm

    Reality sets in for Molly.

  38. I wish said

    August 7, 2016 @ 4:21 pm

    Someday I hope I can rig all my contests just like Kobay. He’s idol worthy.

  39. EVIL PONY said

    August 7, 2016 @ 4:51 pm


  40. Mister Evil Pony said

    August 7, 2016 @ 6:42 pm

    I elect Wu only goes against Kobi from now on. Fair contest

  41. anonymous said

    August 7, 2016 @ 9:10 pm

    Wu took wedding vows with Stinky Pete Merniki

  42. Wu spawn said

    August 7, 2016 @ 11:22 pm

    What would happen if Wu had kids with either Kobe or Chestnut? Scary

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