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Three random sandwich eating challenges
big sandwich The $60 Sandwich Royal Palms Hotel Phoenix, AZ includes 1 lb. of fries and 1 lb. sweet potato fries
5 lb. sandwich The Boss Challenge The Nacoochee Village Tavern and Pizzeria Helen, GA
6 lb. sandwich Six Pound Porkey's Nightmare Challenge Finish Line Cafe Princeton, MN contains 2 lbs. of seasoned pork, 2 lbs. of smoked ham, 1 lb. of bacon & 1/2 lb. of pepper jack cheese
(All sandwich eating challenges in database)

Daily Record has an article about Randy Santel becoming the first finisher of the breakfast sandwich challenge at Hogan's in Kilmarnock, Scotland.
In her latest video, Nela Zisser attempts to eat 10 foot long sandwiches from Subway. In the comments, she is soliciting questions for a future Q & A video.
OregonLive reports that Pantelis "Pondo" Kosmas, owner of the Mad Greek Deli, passed away on Sunday from a brain hemorrhage at the age of 49. The restaurant had a 12 pound sandwich challenge that awarded a jackpot. (via Big Eaters Club)
The Daily Mail has an article about Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran attempting a 5 pound cheesesteak sandwich at Huckleberry's Diner in Leeds, Yorkshire.
Matthew Holowicki won Saturday's five pound corned beef sandwich eating contest at Pat O'Brien's in St. Clair Shores, MI.
Pat O'Brien's in St. Claire Shores, MI will hold a five pound corned beef sandwich eating contest tomorrow awarding $500 to the winner.
Molly Schuyler's facebook reports that she finished the "Big Fat Fatty" Challenge at Fat Sal's Deli in Los Angeles in 14:13, less than half the time needed for the only two previous finishers Miki Sudo (32 min) and Jamie McDonald (40 min). (Eyewitness account calls feat "beautiful?") (via email) Molly also finished the VictorEChallenge at Bulldog Burger in Fresno in 4 minutes. update Jul 16 Erik Lamkin has uploaded a video of his and Molly's atttempt. has an article about Nela Zisser's latest video where she faces off against Isaac Harding Davis of Australia in a five foot sandwich eating contest.
Bleacher Report has a video of Tommy Kraemer attempting a five pound Reuben sandwich at Izzy's in Cincinnati. Another incoming Notre Dame offensive lineman, Dillan Gibbons, won a coney dog eating contest earlier this month.
The Hertfordshire Mercury has an article about UK competitive eater Wendy Lam, who reveals that she was hospitalized for six months with an eating disorder health women update May 24 Hertfordshire Mercury has articles and videos about two reporters attempting the challenge Wendy did. has an article and video about Pat Bertoletti finishing the 6 pound Italian beef sandwich challenge at Ameristar Casino in East Chicago, IN.
Pat Bertoletti finished a 5+ pound Italian beef sandwich challenge at the grand opening of the Stadium Sports Bar & Grill in the Ameristar Casino in East Chicago, IN yesterday.
Sofia Laczko reports Pat Bertoletti ate a 5 pound corned beef sandwich in about 4 minutes at Dooley's in Roseville, MI to win the first prize of $500. update Apr 20 Metro Times has a gallery
Geoff Esper became the first person to finish the Bearwich challenge at Bear's Smokehouse and claim the $500 prize.

Molly Schuyler to attempt two records in Des Moines

Molly Schuyler will attempt to break two records this weekend in Des Moines: her mark of 4:50 for the “Emmenecker Challenge” at Jethro’s BBQ on Saturday and the record for five pounds of bacon on Sunday. update Jethro’s is looking for competitors to face Molly. udpate Mar 28 The Des Moines Register and KCCI have articles. A video of Molly’s appearance on Great Day Des Moines is also available.

update March 28 #2 Molly finished the challenge in 2:55 to break her record. KCCI has an article and Simon Conway has a video

update March 30 KCCI reports that Molly finished five pounds of bacon in 5 minutes and 2 seconds.

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Juan "More Bite" Rodruiguez announces he finished the 8 pound sandwich challenge at Cheesie's Pub & Grub in Chicago.
Philly Mag has an obituary for Abner Silver, owner of Jim's Steaks in Philadelphia, who passed away earlier this month. The restaurant maintains a cheesesteak eating record (Pat Bertoletti is the current holder) which was started when Lynda Kuerth won a 1977 competition. The University of Pennsylvania student newspaper has a report on that event (on page 15).
The Ohio Deli, site of the Dagwood sandwich challenge in the Columbus episode of Man vs. Food was destroyed by fire early this morning.
The facebook page for Bartolini's in Midlothian, IL reports that Miki Sudo failed to break Molly Schuyler's record for the 10 pound meatball sub challenge. (via email)
Bartolini's Restaurant facebook reports that Juan "More Bite" Rodriguez attempted to break Molly Schuyler's record for the 10 pound meatball sub. (He did not succeed).
The New York Times has a review of Bear's Smokehouse in Hartford mentioning owner Jamie McDonald's competitive eating career. OmNomCT has a blog entry abour the Bearwich sandwich challenge awarding $500 available at that restaurant, which will be attempted by bodybuilder Manny Cambra today.
The 10 pound meatball sandwich at Bartolini's in Midlothian, IL was finished by Molly Schuyler in 7:57, breaking Pat Bertoletti's record of 9:20. Molly also set a new record of 2:13 for the Triple D pancake challenge at Rivers Edge Cafe in Sacramento.
Emma Dalton failed to finish the new Christmas Big One sandwich challenge at Buzz's in Southampton, England. update Dec 2 The Daily Echo has an article.
Emma Dalton was the first person to finish the breakfast sandwich challenge at Big Dave's Cafe in Bromsgrove, England. update Nov 10 The Bromsgrove Standard has an article.
Pudge's in Conshohocken, PA offers a cheesesteak sandwich eating challenge that awards $180 to a customer that can finish it in under 30 minutes.
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