Krystal Square Off category

Krystal filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today. The chain known for its sliders held the Krystal Square Off burger eating contest from 2004 to 2009. The $50,000 awarded by the 2009 Krystal Square Off is probably the largest cash purse for an American eating contest. The company will look to continue operations after reorganizing, which it was able to do following a 1997 bankruptcy filing. (via Stephanie Wu)
Bob Shoudt has uploaded a video of his attempt to eat 100 Krystal sliders. The burgers were eaten "picnic style" (no dunking or smashing). In the 6 year history of the Krystal Square Off, the only person to hit a triple digit total was Joey Chestnut (103) in 2007.
The Krystal Square Off and Johnsonville Bratwurst telecasts from 2006 will be rerun on ESPN 2 on August 8 as part of its "The Ocho" themed day focusing on rarely televised sports.
Michael Jenkins has the top 4 at today's Krystal slider eating contest at Mardi Gras Casino in Hallandale Beach, FL: 1) Joe Menchetti 23 in 3 min 2) Mitchell Manresa 20 3) Benjamin Meltzer 19 4) Michael Jenkins
A Krystal slider eating contest will be held at Mardi Gras Casino in Hallandale Beach, FL on May 31 awarding $1000 to the winner.
College football blog Every Day Should be Saturday suggests a Krystal Eating contest as a possible three way tiebreaker for the Southeastern Conference.
Krystal will hold a "Square Off for Square Meals" eating contest at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga tomorrow. The winner will be the first to eat 6 Krystal burgers.  
The new owners of the Krystal restaurant chain are moving its headquarters to Atlanta from Chattanooga, site of six Krystal Square Off finals from 2004 to 2009. (Via Daniel Easter
The Krystal facebook page asks what wing flavor should be used if the restaurant chain held a wing eating contest.
The Krystal restaurant chain has been sold to the Atlanta-based Argonne Capital Group for approximately $175 million. (via Kenny Hammontree).
The ColemansBandG twitter is giving away trophies from Krystal Square Off qualifiers to make room for new trophies. (Coleman's Bar and Grill is the name Crazy Legs Conti has given to his apartment.)
Nation's Restaurant News reports that the Krystal restaurant chain is for sale. Perhaps the new owners will restart the Krystal Square Off. (via Kenny Hammontree) has an article on how Krystal's burger box design contest has replaced the Krystal Square Off eating contest.
Val Bromann noticed that brings up a placeholder page; the competitive eating content is no longer available. has posted a press release about the discontinuation of the Krystal Square Off qualifier held at Jacksonville Landing Labor Day weekend.
A Times Free Press article about the 2010 Southern Brewers Festival in Chattanooga mentions the lack of a Krystal Square Off qualifier at this year's event.
(via comment) WDEF reports they have received a statement from Krystal announcing that no Krystal Square Off burger eating contest will take place in 2010. The Square Off had the largest payouts in competitive eating with total prizes of $50,000 for last year's contest.
The Times Free Press has an article on the lack of information about the qualifier circuit for this year's Krystal Square Off, which traditionally starts on Labor Day weekend. No official statement about the 2010 Krystal Square Off (or lack thereof) has been released by Krystal or the IFOCE.
The 2009 Krystal Square off was announced on July 3. It has now been a month since that date and no official statement about this year's contest has been released. The new poll asks when (and if) you think Krystal Square Off VII will take place.

Krystal Square Off VII news (or lack thereof)

Has anyone heard any news about this year’s Krystal Square Off? and the corresponding twitter have not been updated this year. Last year, the date of the finals (and 2 unspecified rules changes) was announced on July 3.

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Notorious B.O.B. has posted a review of the 2009 Krystal Square Off finals to He believes that three unnamed competitors should have been disqualified.
Kobayashi has posted some pictures from the Krystal Square Off finals to his blog: Part 1 | Part 2
The Krystal Square Off VI results post has been updated with Val Bromann's blog entry and other links.

Kobayashi ends 3 year major drought at KSO VI

update #4 Oct 1 Val Bromann has a blog entry and gallery
Jamie of Hungry Sisters also has a blog entry
Krystal has a flickr gallery of the contest
AOL has an article
A UTC Echo columnist did not have a positive experience at the finals

update #3 The Hungry Sisters have a contest report about serving as bunnettes and a contest video is available. The Crossvile Chronicle also has a column.

update #2 Bobby DeBarge has a flickr gallery

update The Chattanoogan and Times Free Press have articles and the KSO blog has a contest report

The full results via the eatingcontest twitter & a post-contest twitpic

1 Takeru Kobayashi, 93 points
2 Joey Chestnut 83
3 Pat Bertoletti 78
4 Bob Shoudt 71
5 Sonya Thomas 65
6 Hall Hunt 50
7 Tim Janus 59
8 Erik Denmark 58
9 Tim “Gravy” Brown 52
10 Jim Reeves 50
11 Eric “Badlands” Booker 47
12 Tyler Keys 8

The teleblog of the webcast is available after the jump
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