Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub category

Darron Breeden attempted a 12 pound burger at Denny's Beer Barrel Pub in Clearfield, PA. The challenge was recorded for an upcoming TV Tokyo program.
Molly Schuyler and Dan "Killer" Kennedy posted their videos from a trip to Denny's Beer Barrel Pub in Clearfield, PA to attempt the 11+ pound "Ye Old 96er" burger challenge. Andrew Puhl also attempted the challenge and uploaded his video last month.
Andrew Puhl posted a video of his attempt with Molly Schuyler and Dan Kennedy to be the 5th, 6th and 7th persons to finish "Ye Olde 96er" 12+ pound burger challenge at Denny's Beer Barrel Pub in Clearfield, PA. The previous 4 are Kate Stelnick, Lori Weiss, Brad Sciullo and Darron Breeden.
Dan "Killer" Kennedy announced that he and Darron Breeden fiished the 25.5 pound burger challenge at Denny's Beer Barrel Pub in Clearfield, PA.
The team of Darron Breeden and Dan "Killer" Kennedy failed to finish the 15 pound Beer Barrel Belly Buster Challenge at Denny's Beer Barrel in Clearfield, PA on Saturday after one of the pair reversed trying to eat the giant burger.
Darron Breeden announces that he finished the 10+ "Ye Olde 96er" burger challenge at Denny's Beer Barrel Pub in Clearfield, PA. I think he is the fourth person to finish the challenge (Lori Weiss, Kate Stelnick, Brad Sciullo) and the first person to do so since 2008.
WZZM reports that Denny's Beer Barrel Pub in Clearfield, PA, famous for its large burger challenges, has sent a cease and desist letter to New Holland Brewing Co in Michigan to get it to stop offering "Beer Barrel Bouron".
Hulu has a segment from the Food Network's "Unwrapped" from 2004 about Denny's Beer Barrel Pub's Ye Olde 96er 10+ pound burger including footage of an AICE contest. Kate Stelnick was reportedly inspired by the program to finish the burger in early 2005. (via mediaoverdose) has been updated to announce that "Furious" Pete Czerwinski set the Pub Super Challenger record.
The website for Denny's Beer Barrel Pub was updated yesterday to report two finishers of the two pound burger; "Furious" Pete Czerwinski's recent breaking of the three pound burger record is not mentioned.

Furious Pete halves Denny’s 3 lb. burger record

“Furious” Pete Czerwinski reports he set the record for Denny’s Beer Barrel 3 pound burger today. His time of 9:02 is less than half of the previous record held by Elizabeth Canady. update A video has been posted.

Pete also confirms that he won yesterday’s Wing Off in northern Virginia.

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"Furious" Pete Czerwinski has uploaded a video of him eating a 15 inch pizza in less than 2 minutes. In a forum thread about the video, Pete says he will be at Denny's Beer Barrel this Friday. has posted its first challenge finishers of 2010. Joel "The Cannon" Podelsky was the only diner to complete a three pound "Super Challenger" burger.
Monroe Files has some pictures from a contest at Dubois Mall where competitors ate two pound burgers from Denny's Beer Barrel Pub to win Steelers tickets. A 100 pound burger was created for the contest.

A Brief History of Brad Sciullo

Here is a quick recap of the highlights of Brad Sciullo’s competitive eating career for newcomers to this web site:

  • 2007 Competes in 6 IFOCE contests in 2007. Sciullo’s highest finish is runner-up in a Nathan’s qualfier.
  • February 2008 Competes in Wing Bowl 16 and is in second place halfway through the contest (ahead of Pat Bertoletti and behind Joey Chestnut), but is disqualified for “snotting a wing”.
  • March 2008 Announces retirement from competitive eating, no reason provided.
  • July 2008 Competes in a non-IFOCE meatball eating contest in suburban Chicago under the name Eric “The Herald” Durst and finishes in 8th place.
  • August 2008 Returns to IFOCE competition at the Buffalo Wing Festival. While in Buffalo, Sciullo records a video disparaging the victor of the meatball contest, Furious “Pete” Czerwinski, and AICE, the organization which sanctioned the competition.
  • September 2008 Wins the cannoli eating contest at the Festival of San Gennaro in New York City. Footage from the contest appears in an ESPN E:60 segment about the IFOCE in which Sciullo’s passion for competitive eating impresses reporter Jeremy Schaap.
  • October 2008 Becomes the first person to complete the 15-20 pound Belly Buster burger at Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub. Sciullo is not listed in the new IFOCE rankings for October 2008, which probably indicates he has been banned for doing an eating challenge which was not sanctioned by the IFOCE.
  • December 2008 Completes the 10-11 pound burger at Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub in 2 hours and 23 minutes, breaking the 2005 record of 2:54 jointly held by Kate Stelnick and Lori Weiss. Sciullo’s feat will appear in a Travel Channel program called Extreme Restaurants
  • April 2009 Finishes fourth in the Wing Madness contest in Pittsburgh.
  • October 2009 Sciullo’s completion of the Belly Buster Burger is the subject of 2 segments on The Colbert Report Part 1 | Part 2

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Denny's Beer Barrel Pub has started a twitter and facebook page.

Part 2 of Brad Sciullo on The Colbert Report

The second part of Brad Sciullo’s attempt at the 15+ pound Belly Buster Burger at Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub on last night’s episode of The Colbert Report is now available on the program’s website. The segment closes with Sciullo expressing his desire to eat a live shark and Colbert responding “I think we’re going to need a bigger throat”.

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Brad Sciullo & Denny’s Beer Barrel on Oct 1 Colbert Report

The website for the Colbert Report has a video clip from last night’s episode about Brad Sciullo’s attempt at the 20+ pound Belly Bruiser burger at Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub in Clearfield, PA. The second part of Brad Sciullo’s appearance will probably be televised on Monday. Colbert gives Sciullo the “Martin Burger King” nickname. No mention was made of Brad Sciullo’s ejection from the IFOCE.

George Wendt, who has a burger challenge named after his Cheers character, was an in studio guest.

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Thad Bloom reports that Steven Colbert will be recording a show at Denny's Beer Barrel Pub about its giant burgers. No date or other details are listed.

“Extreme Pig Outs” on the Travel Channel April 8

The website for Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub reports that it will appear on Extreme Pig Outs on the Travel Channel on April 8 at 9 pm. A list of the restaurants which will appear on the program is available, which include the Heart Attack Grill and Jack n Grill

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Alex Nye reports he has attempted to complete Denny's Beer Barrel Pub's 6 pound burger five times without success.

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Brad Sciullo breaks Denny’s “Ye Olde 96er” record reports that Brad Sciullo broke the record for the “Ye Olde 96er” burger by completing the 11 pound sandwich in 2 hours and 23 minutes. The previous record of 2:54 was set in 2005 by Kate Stelnick and tied later that year by Lori Weiss. Brad’s feat was recorded by the Travel Channel.

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Travel Channel to film at Denny’s Beer Barrel Dec 11

The blog for Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub reports that the Travel Channel will be recording at that restaurant on Thursday. The program is not mentioned, but it might be for another episode of Man vs. Food.

The new poll asks if you think Brad Sciullo completed the giant Belly Bruiser burger at Denny’s two months ago. This picture is only documenation of the Belly Bruiser at an intermediate stage of completion I have seen. Kate Stelnick has several pictures documenting her attempt at the Olde 96er burger and Lori Weiss had an eyewitness report for her challenge.

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