Michigan eating challenges and contests category

Three random eating challenges
5 lb. burger The Whole Ox Burger Timber Charlie's Newberry, MI
coney dogs Coney Dog Record The Pixie Mt. Pleasant, MI current record is 21, need to eat 6 hot dogs to get name on wall
3 lb. burger The G's Challenge G's Pizzeria & Deli East Tawas, MI includes 2 baskets of fries and a 40 oz. drink
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WKRF has an article about Michigan food challenger Nathan Klein.
AwesomeMitten.com has a profile of Nathan Klein, who has attempted 75 restaurant challenges in Michigan.
Copper Athletic Club will hold a Coney dog eating contest in Marshall, MI on August 28 awarding $300 to the winner, $150 to the runner up.
WKRF has a post about Nathan Klein finishing the Jolly Giant omelet challenge at Tovey's Jolly Inn in Germfask, MI. He was the first person to finish the meal in the 11 years it has been offered. Klein recently surpassed 100 restaurant challenge successes.
Molly Schuyler ate 50 chili dogs in 22 minutes to set the house record, which was previously held by Tim "Eater X" Janus, at the Rockford Corner Bar in Rockford, MI. I think she is the first female to eat 50 hot dogs with buns in any eating competition or challenge.
WKFR.com has a list of 6 Michigan restaurant challenges.
MLive.com has an article about Mark Gdd's trip to Michigan to successfully complete four restaurant challenges, which included setting the house taco record at Downtown Trini's & Margarita Joe's in Sparta, MI.
WZZM13 reports Mark Gdd ate 41 tacos in 1:26 to set the house record at Downtown Trini's Mexican Restaurant in Sparta, MI.
In 2016, Ramsey Hilton interviewed Dr. Robert Ziff about his epidemiology models as part of a video in which he also attempted the Dare to be Great sundae challenge at the Parlour in Jackson, MI.
Hopcat locations (mainly in the Midwest, but also Port St. Lucie, FL) will hold Cosmik Fries eating contests tomorrow awarding $500/$100/$25 gift cards. The item was originally called "Crack Fries", but the name was considered insensitive to drug addicts. In previous years, the winners competed in a finals contest in the summer awarding $2000 to the overall champion. That competition appears to have been dropped.
Joel Hansen ate 30 coney dogs in less than 10 minutes to set a contest record and win a trip to Las Vegas last night at American Coney Island in Detroit.
American Coney Island will hold a Coney Dog eating contest in Detroit on August 29 awarding a trip to Las Vegas for 2.
Joel Hansen won the first prize of $500 in yesterday's Srodek’s Pierogi Eating Challenge at the American Polish Festival in Sterling Heights, MI.
Srodek's Pierogi Eating Challenge at the American Polish Festival in Sterling Heights, MI will award $500/$300/$200 to the top 3 finishers on July 13.
The New York Times has an article about demographic change in Hamtramck, MI which mentions yesterday's paczki eating contest won by Darien Worrell. Longtime champion Matt Holowicki apparently attended but did not compete.
Hopcat will hold fry eating qualifiers at its 17 locations (mainly in the midwest, but also Port St. Lucie, FL) on January 19. Winners will receive a $500 prize package and the chance to compete for a $2000 prize in Ypsilanti, MI in July. The chain previously called its signature side dish used in the competition "crack fries", but will changing the name because it was considered insensitive to drug addicts.
RiverGrandRapids.com has an article about Stephanie Wu completing the chili dog challenge at the Rockford Corner Bar in Rockford, MI and setting the house record for the hot dog challenge at Dog Central in Mt. Pleasant, MI.

Joel Hansen wins Cheboygan, MI hot dog contest

Results from Dukes Dogs hot dog eating contest in Cheboygan, MI via Stephanie Wu (5 minute contest)
1) Joel Hansen 20, $500
2) Stephanie Wu 11.5, $300
3) Teddy Ormsbee 11, $200
4) Sean Nichols 9.5, $100 (initially announced as 3rd)
5) Oliver Hill 8

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Duke's Dogs will hold a hot dog eating contest in Cheboygan, MI on October 6 awarding $500/$300/$200
The West Michigan Whitecaps announced it will discontinue its Fifth Third Burger Challenge after the 2018 season concludes Labor Day weekend. 12,000 spectators have attempted the challenge in the 10 years it has been available, with 500 completing it.
Pat Bertoletti ate 4.5 pounds of HopCat crack fries in 6 minutes to win the first prize of $2000 at the Michigan Brewers Guild's Summer Beer Festival in Ypsilanti on Saturday.
Crust will hold a pie eating contest in Fenton, MI on August 1 awarding $500 to the winner.
Dooley's in Roseville, MI will hold hot dog eating contests on July 19 awarding $200/$50 to the top men & women.
Fox 47 has an article about Randy Santel and Mitch Dombrowski finishing the Chopping Block challenge at Crossroads BBQ in Grand Ledge, MI last night. Prior to yesterday, the challenge had not been completed.
Mallie's Sports Grill & Bar in Southgate, MI produced a 72 inch pizza. The restaurant hopes to claim the status of largest deliverable pizza from the 54 inch square pizza produced by Big Mama's & Papa's Pizza in southern California. update Today.com has a post about the pizza.
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