Food and Wine has a blog entry about restaurant eating challenges with quotes from Randy Santel and Ryan "Max Carnage" Rodacker of the Big Eaters Club. Randy Santel predicts he will have 600 successes by 2020 which he claims will be an unbreakable record.


  1. Baby Bites Conondrum said

    May 27, 2017 @ 10:23 am

    Randy only thinks he has the most restaurant food challenge wins.

    “She Who Verifies” actually has more wins, including a 1/2 of a win!

  2. anonymous said

    May 27, 2017 @ 10:50 am

    he will weight 600 pounds by 2020. He’s halfwat there

  3. anonymous said

    May 27, 2017 @ 12:06 pm

    who cares about him? He is from midwest and has an arrogant way about him when he does challenges. He only posts his winning attempts and not his losing ones

  4. Verified said

    May 27, 2017 @ 1:20 pm

    I know someone with 300 wins at BWW alone. All verified!

  5. Baby Bites Conondrum said

    May 27, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

    Theres nothing wrong with the Midwest.

    Randy has posted about his losses and isn’t arrogant at all.

  6. anonymous said

    May 27, 2017 @ 3:01 pm

    Baby Moron:

    You don’t think this statement is arrogant:

    “By 2020, I’ll have 600 wins in 30 countries and 50 states. I can die knowing no one will come close to my record.”

    And Randy has not posted videos of all his losses, especially in the early days. He avoids challenges that he does not feel he can win.

  7. Anonymous said

    May 27, 2017 @ 3:27 pm

    There’s nothing wrong with not doing challenges he knows he cannot win.

    He posted an icecream video that he lost, for example.

    Why would Randy do a 20+ pound rice and curry challenge when he knows he couldn’t defeat it?

    It might be a little arrogant.

    However, he has a comfortable lead on the person that has the 2nd most food challenge wins (plus more country wins too.)

  8. anonymous said

    May 27, 2017 @ 4:08 pm

    It’s actually his opening comment before the challenge thats the arrogant part. He describes the food he’s about to eat knowing full well that the challenge was a success or he wouldn’t post the video on YT

  9. anonymous said

    May 27, 2017 @ 4:41 pm

    Anonymous 3:27 PM: where is Randy’s loss at mulligan’s in wisconsin? Where is balense reus burger in belgium loss?

  10. anonymous said

    May 27, 2017 @ 4:43 pm

    “There’s nothing wrong with not doing challenges he knows he cannot win. ”

    That may be true, but it is a little deceptive to claim all these wins knowing he would have many more losses if he tried them all. It’s not an accurate assessment. As opposed to the mantis, who takes on all challenges.

  11. anonymous said

    May 27, 2017 @ 4:48 pm

    Many thought Michael Jordan’s playoff scoring record would never be broken, until it was the other day by Lebron James.
    Many thought Roger Maris’ his homerun record would never be broken, until it was by Mark McGwire.

  12. Anonymous said

    May 27, 2017 @ 4:52 pm

    His icecream one wasn’t a success and that video is on YouTube.

  13. anonymous said

    May 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

    Where is his loss to the liverpool olympic burger?

  14. Anonymous said

    May 27, 2017 @ 5:03 pm

    Lol. McGwire used steroids. Maris was pure, raw talent.

  15. Anonymous said

    May 27, 2017 @ 5:08 pm

    Randy went back and defeated Mulligan’s.

    Maris didn’t use steroids. Pure, raw talent.

  16. Put the lime in the coconut. said

    May 27, 2017 @ 5:23 pm

    “The Verifying Highness” has food challenge wins in 100+ countries, and also several wins in outer space. Rumor has it, an individual reported an occurrence on an uninhabited island in the Pacific. All of the coconuts were devoured in a ten-minute period.

  17. anonymous said

    May 27, 2017 @ 6:11 pm

    Big deal just 1

  18. anonymous said

    May 27, 2017 @ 8:37 pm

    5:08 PM: That wasn’t the point. Stop distracting from the issue. The point is Randy swept the loss under the table.

  19. Anonymous said

    May 27, 2017 @ 9:43 pm


    Randy admitted he lost it. Then went back at another date and defeated it.

    You’re just jealous of him.

  20. Anonymous said

    May 27, 2017 @ 10:30 pm

    Randy downplays his losses. In fact he doesn’t even consider them losses. This is what he said:

    “A food challenge loss is eliminated once you finally beat the challenge. I’ve lost a challenge 4 times before actually winning on the 5th attempt, but then those 4 losses went away because it then went into the “win column.” I attempted that referenced ice cream challenge the night before as my 2nd challenge of the day, after a 5lb burger. I was unable to fit the last 2 scoops, but then I went back the next day for lunch and defeated the challenge. Because of that, that first “loss” no longer matters and it’s just considered a win.”

    It is right here: Oh yes it is.

  21. Anonymous said

    May 27, 2017 @ 10:36 pm

    Where is Randy’s Vault Sweet Shoppe loss video? Oh that’s right, it magically went away after he won it a few days later.

  22. Anonymous said

    May 27, 2017 @ 10:52 pm

    Randy explained why it switches from a loss to a win.

    There aren’t established rules on what counts as a “restaurant food challenge win.”
    Everyone has his/her own opinion on how they count their food challenge wins.

    Some eaters even count 1/2 wins or challenges they’ve previously attempted at other locations and won.

  23. oink oink said

    May 27, 2017 @ 11:15 pm

    oink oink oink people want to know if randy is arrogant oink oink

    we need a final answer oink oink

  24. Randy Santel said (Registered June 2, 2010)

    May 28, 2017 @ 12:34 pm

    Hey thanks OJ for the post!!

    Here is a playlist of the “loss videos” on our channel:

    We don’t upload videos of losses that make the restaurant look bad. Outside factors were involved in the Belgium loss and the Mulligan’s loss, which is why the videos weren’t uploaded. Same with a few others.

    I currently weigh 280lbs so technically I am less than halfway to 600. In 2020 when I become a registered dietitian, I will weigh between 240 and 260 pounds.

    Please keep in mind that competitive eating and food challenges is decreasing, rather than increasing, and it has been this way for the past few years. Food challenges are going away each week and few are being developed, and its the same way with contests. Not only will reaching 600 wins be tougher for someone else, but you also must consider the motives involved. Why would somebody want to win 600 food challenges? To beat me? If so, that “on the surface” motive wouldn’t last. For the sake of competitive eating and food challenges? For fun? That is why so many people start and are excited when they first begin, but trail off when they realize how difficult and physically taxing the lifestyle is. There is a lot of work involved and very little “glory” to be achieved. A very low percentage of my motives for why I do what I do involve the actual sport of competitive eating, and it all involves the nutrition and weight management related things I will be doing when I retire in 2020.

    To beat my 600+ a person would have to be self funded without a real job, have significant knowledge, skills, and discipline regarding nutrition and exercise (weight management), and it would take over 10 years to do it. It will take more too because there are fewer challenges available. Like 200 of the challenges I have beaten are now defunct, and I know it is the same for Molly, Ramsey, Naader, Stephanie, and everyone else who started years ago.

    AND starting a revenue-generating YouTube channel is now much more difficult and competitive than it was back in 2010 when I began.

    It is not arrogant to mention that I know I will win most of my challenges before even arriving at the restaurants. I fully believe in “Win Before You Begin.”

  25. anonymous said

    May 28, 2017 @ 12:56 pm

    in other words don’t quit your day job to earn a living on YT it wont happen. The poster who boasted about Furious Pete Stonie LA Beast earning 6 figure incomes is such a crock of crap . YT earnings stat page means nothing nada zilch. I doubt they made even $500 a month. Yeah Pete took cruises from YT earnings LMFAOOOOO

  26. oink oink said

    May 28, 2017 @ 1:52 pm

    Anonymous 12:56 does not know as he is not involved in YT oink oink oink. stupid poster. Negative wannabe and fails in life. He cannot read correctly oink oink. competitive eaters are superstars oink oink. Randy is a superstar.

    This is from randy’s mouth:

    “How can it be sad for 2 people to have a job where they travel all over the place eating, drinking (networking), sightseeing, and meeting people? I spent 6 years sitting behind a desk working in the construction industry, and decided that wasn’t for me. Anything can be a career/job if you are good enough, distinct from others, and you 101% view it mentally as your career and not even 1% as just a hobby. When I quit construction on October 26, 2013, I deleted all my resumes and everything else involved with that past career so that I could focus solely on making all this stuff that I’m working on a career. There was no plan B or fall-back plan. Always keep in mind that the real money is not in eating, it is in the promotions/advertising/sponsorship/marketing side of things. MLE’s #1 eater makes more $$ via his YouTube channel than every single competitive eater in the world combined makes from winning actual eating contests (does not include appearance fees), and that includes the payouts from Nathan’s, Wing Bowl, and the other larger payout contests. And if it isn’t more since there are of course contests occurring that none of us ever hear about, the number is pretty darn close. How much a person can eat doesn’t matter 1/2 as much as how many people are willing to follow and watch that person eat. Until the competitive eating world fully grasps that concept, food challengers will continue doing challenges for free meals and t-shirts, and competitive eaters will continue doing contests to win barely enough money to cover the expenses it cost to get there.”

    Oinketyy oink.

    “What our YouTube channel makes vs what we spend is enough for Mitch and I to spend 70 days traveling 12 different European countries just eating food, sightseeing, and meeting and drinking with the people who watch our videos. “

  27. oink oink said

    May 28, 2017 @ 1:55 pm

    Oink oink wherre is the candace and carbo pukie hater?

  28. anonymous said

    May 28, 2017 @ 2:13 pm

  29. Asking for a friend said

    May 28, 2017 @ 7:08 pm

    Is “Oink Oink” the new “Evil Pony” ?

  30. anonymous said

    May 28, 2017 @ 8:50 pm

    Well guess what oink oink oink you are full of shit Nobody took cruises from YT money. Stop making up stories when you have zero proof to back up your illusions that YT videos is some kind of stairway to the stars when its just the opposite Maybe Randy should start playing poker like that Seken guy was talking about and earn real 6 figure tournament cash instead of doing bodily harm to his intestines

  31. anonymous said

    May 28, 2017 @ 8:52 pm

    Who the fuck is Mitch and who the fuck cares? . I did not bother clicking your links so stop knocking yourself out and find a real 9-5 like 90 percent of the real world is doing to put food on the table

  32. anonymous said

    May 28, 2017 @ 9:04 pm

    The last few sentences of oink oink oink comment is the only thing that makes sense . These dopey so called major league eaters who constantly finish out of the money traveling to compete in contests they will never make money competing in, should learn how to market themselves on YT or other sources of income so at least they could say they are getting something out of this competitive eating thing. Their excuse is they got the chance to high five Chestnut during the intro’s and got to hang out with super people. Maybe one of these days they will wake up and realize the Sheas Stonie Chestnut and less than a handful of others will make money engaging in this nonsense while the rest are the little munchkins from the wizard of oz getting a free meal

  33. oink oink said

    May 29, 2017 @ 4:39 pm

    Oink oink touched someone’s nerve. He is angry he is not good enough for a YT channel. Angry at the world oink oink. Probably abused as a child. Oink oink oink oink. Loser. Oink oink.

  34. anonymous said

    May 29, 2017 @ 4:52 pm

    8:50 wants Dr. Schmelkin to come with to lecture all on the the unhealthiness of competitive eating. This way he can pretend that is the reason he sucks at it.

  35. oink oink said

    May 29, 2017 @ 5:08 pm

    Oink oink. Everyone know who Magic Mitch is. Oink oink oink. Educate yourself for once you sloth.

  36. oink oink said

    May 29, 2017 @ 5:10 pm

    Seiken’s new video:

    Become rich playing the lottery. 8:50 want to learn! He is a Seiken worshipper. All good and knowledge flows from him.

  37. Anonymous said

    May 29, 2017 @ 5:17 pm

    anon 8:50, 8:52 doesnt know how to budget and save money. he must really be BB.

  38. anonymous said

    May 29, 2017 @ 8:35 pm

    Oink oink thanks for the show of kindness and support. Every hit counts If numbers come in he comes off as a genius if not he comes off as a dud but at least hes not ripping off you tubers by charging $20 a week scamming people with lotto numbers like others have done and still do

  39. anonymous said

    May 29, 2017 @ 10:27 pm

    Lets see what transpires in June . You got the free advice on how to make money with pick 3 . For those that live outside of NY you can play all 52 states pick 3 & 4 on a site called 5dimes payouts
    25 cent $250 straight
    50 cent $450 straight
    $1 $950 straight
    Box 25 cent $37.50
    Box 50 cent $75
    Box $1 $150

  40. anonymous said

    May 29, 2017 @ 10:30 pm

    Pro poker players quit their 6 figure jobs as lawyers and doctors to play poker professionally with not alternative plan B. If they can do it Randy can do it

  41. anonymous said

    May 30, 2017 @ 10:21 am

    Speaking of poker at the high stakes poker table one of the players informed comedian Kevin Hart about Fedor Holz impressive 1yr run while Holz is sitting on the other side of the table . Harts reply at the 5:15 mark was “Im well aware of what he does but it dont mean jack shit” Eat a 5lb burger in 1 minute if you want to impress me

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