All You Can Eat category

Cici's, a restaurant chain best known for its all you can eat pizza buffets, announced that it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In 2019, a 28 inch Cici's pizza challenge that awarded $500 went viral.
Buzzfeed Tasty made a giant chicken and fries for Raina Huang.
Comedy Dynamics has a clip from comedian Larry the Cable Guy about restaurant buffets. He calls for a scoring system to rank the amount of food that Golden Corral diners have eaten.
Brian Dickens Barrabee has a story of an eating contest held at the breakfast buffet at a Bob's Big Boy in Massachusetts which resulted in the intervention of the restaurant manager after a competitor was caught cheating.
"Battle of the Buffets" a 2003 event recorded in Las Vegas televised on the Travel Channel has been uploaded to youtube. Competitors include Eric "Badlands" Booker, Rich and Carlene LeFevre and Ed "Cookie" Jarvis.
The Golden Corral chain of buffet restaurants is converting its locations from self-service to having food served by employees.
The Hustle has a post about the economics of all you can eat buffets claiming that the number of all you can eat restaurants have declined by 26% since 1998.
Geoff Esper posted a video of his attempt to eat 100 standard sized IHOP pancakes. The chain is currently offering an AYCE pancake special.
A press release announces Molly Schuyler ate 181 wings to promote all you can eat wings available at Applebee's locations in Texas. ( video)
Joey Chestnut's final total for his 12 hour wing eating session at the Hooters in the Mall of America was 413 wings. (video)
A press release announces that Joey Chestnut will eat chicken wings at the Hooters in the Mall of Georgia in Atlanta from 11 am to 11 pm on July 29 in honor of National Chicken Wing Day. People who guess his total amount eaten correctly at will be entered for the chance to win free Hooters wings for a year. Hooters locations will offer all you can eat wings for $15.99 on July 29.
The Spinoff has an interview with Nela Zisser about the optimal buffet strategy. She also offers advice on what to do if you find yourself choking.
Foodbeast has a post about Raina Huang eating 13 plates (10.5 pounds) of Olive Garden pasta, which is believed to be a house record.
IHOP has started its All You can Eat Pancakes offer, which is available until February 12.
German bodybuilder Lea ("Lea Loves Lifting") has posted a vlog of her trip to a sushi buffet on December 2 where she ate 38 plates in 45 minutes (starts at around 6:30)
To celebrate National Chicken Wing Day, Hooters restaurants will offer All You Can Eat Wings on July 28 (all day) and July 29 (11 am to 4 pm).
The McDonald's in St. Joseph, MO (Kansas City area) will offer all you can eat french fries as part of its grand reopening celebration in July.
German bodybuilder Lea of the LeaLovesLifting instagram and youtube channel ate 350 pieces of sushi in 60 minutes at an AYCE restaurant today. In December she ate 400 pieces.
LAist has a list of the 12 best All-You-Can-Eat Offers in Los Angeles.
Mobile Marketer has a blog entry about the Instagram #panuary contest that is being held in conjunction with IHOP's All You Can Eat pancakes offer.
IHOP announces the chain will offer all you can eat pancakes until February 14. The #panuary Instagram challenge will return; no mention is made of the comeback of the Pancake Bowl eating contest. (via Stephanie Wu)
Las Vegas Weekly has buffet-maximizing tips from Carolyn, who is billed as a "competitive eating queen" who won an hours-long eating contest at Paris Las Vegas’ Le Village Buffet in 2010. reports that Joey Chestnut, Juliet Lee, Juan "More Bite" Rodriguez, Eric "Badlands" Booker, "Wild" Bill Myers, Ronnie Hartman, Matthew Raible, Damien Boykin, and Gideon Oji are expect to compete in Sunday's Hooters qualifier in Knoxville. The restaurant will offer all you can eat wings on July 13 and 20.
The New York Daily News has a report on Crazy Legs taking advantage of IHOP's all you can eat offer to set the house record of 14 at a Manhattan location. update Jan 31 Molly Schuyler says she ate 95 pancakes
IHOP announces all you can eat pancakes are now available at participating locations until February 8. Pictures tagged with #panuary will be submitted to a virtual "Hall of Fame". The IHOP website has no mention of a 2015 Pancake Bowl eating contest.
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