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Three random sandwich eating challenges
bbq sandwich Pigskin Challenge Rudy's Pub & Grill Newport Beach, CA also a Foothill Ranch location
16 in. sub Motherlode Challenge Silver Mine Subs Madison, WI
breakfast sandwich The Breakfast Beast The Downlands Cafe Worthing, England, UK contains 4 bacon, 4 sausages, 2 fried eggs
(All sandwich eating challenges in database)

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.
CTNow has an article about the opening of Bear's Smokehouse in downtown Hartford. The restaurant will award $1000 to a customer that can defeat owner Jamie McDonald in an eating contest, a sandwich challenge awarding $500 is also on the menu. has an article about the team cheesesteak record that the New York Mets keep track of when they play series in Philadelphia. On April 30 this year, the team ate 103 sandwiches to set a new single day team record.
A Key to the City Eating Challenge containing 10 1/3 lb. burgers, 2 lbs. bbq pulled pork and 1 lb. onion rings is available at Frederick (MD) Keys home games. Diners who can eat the massive sandwich in under 90 minutes will get it for free.
Ann Hamlin ate a 3.5 pound "Elvis" sandwich containing peanut butter, jelly and bacon in 45 minutes to win a contest held at Annabelle's Own in Midland, MI. She also holds the 30 minute hot dog record at Dog Central in Mt. Pleasant, MI.  
Taste of Philly in Selinsgrove, PA will award $100 to the first person that can finish its 24 inch "RUManenough" hoagie in under 30 minutes.
ABCLocal has a gallery of extreme menu items available at ballparks.  
The Cincinnati Reds will hold a "Bacon Challenge" at home games this season. Fans who can finish four one pound bacon sandwiches in an inning will get their meal and a T-shirt for free.  
Jake's Deli in Milwaukee has started a five pound corned beef sandwich eating challenge named "The Gravedigger" in honor of former Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Gilbert Brown. (via
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