Tennessee eating challenges and contests category

Three random eating challenges
28 in pizza 28 Inch Pizza Challenge Rizzi's Cafe and Paradiso Pub Arlington, TN
12 hot wings Hot Wing Challenge Road Hawg Saloon Dyersburg, TN
3.5 lb. burger Monster Burger Corner Pub Nashville, TN total weight 5+ lbs.
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Randy Santel has uploaded a video of his 1000th successful restaurant challenge: the 25 pound "King Kookamonga" burger challenge at Kooky Canuck in Memphis he attempted with Naader Reda, Ramsey Hilton and Brett Healey.
Naader Reda has uploaded a video of his attempt at the 25 pound King Kookamonga burger challenge at Kooky Canuck in Memphis with Mitch Dombrowski, Ramsey Hilton and Randy Santel, who was going for his 1000th restaurant challenge success.
Randy Santel, Mitch Dombrowski, Naader Reda and Ramsey Hilton finished the 25 pound "King Kookamonga" burger challenge at Kooky Canuck in Memphis in 35:55 yesterday, giving Randy a total of 1000 restaurant challenge successes.
Bob Shoudt, Brandon Clark, Brett Healy and Kyle Hall attemptted to break the record for the 25 pound King Kookamonga challenge at Kooky Canuck's in Memphis (Bob Shoudt video | Brandon Clark video)
Raina Huang finished the Kookamonga burger challenge at Kooky Canuck in Memphis in 20:09. This appears to be the new women's record, beating 24:07 by Michelle Lesco. (The challenge finishers list has been removed from Kooky Canuck's website, but can be found on archive.org). As far as I know, Molly Schuyler and Miki Sudo have not attempted the challenge.
CommercialAppeal.com has an article about Randy Santel attempting the New Wing Order Mouth Melter Challenge in Memphis, a challenge consisting of three large menu items.
Brett "Branimal" Healey started a Memphis version of the Krispy Kreme Challenge, a race in which participants run 2.5 miles, eat 12 donuts and return 2.5 miles.
Bartley Weaver appeared on Wicked Tasty, a podcast about the Nashville food scene.
Kooky Canuck owner Shawn Danko was named the Memphis Restaurant Association 2020 Restaurateur of the Year.
Brandon "Da Garbage Disposal" Clark and Michael Whities set the record for the two person King Kookamonga burger challenge at Kooky Canuck in Memphis with a time of 15:59.
BGDailyNews.com has an article about bodybuilder/competitive eater Bartley Weaver, who will be the "Titan Man" mascot for the Tennessee Titans this upcoming NFL season.
Nashville Scene has a review of You Are What You, a new play with a female competitive eater protagonist.
The Middlesboro (TN) Wing Fling will hold a wing eating contest August 3 awarding $500/$250/$100.
Hopsmith in Nashville will hold a hot dog eating contest on July 4 awarding $250 to the winner.
A Spanish team part of a group doing a Mississippi valley food challenge tour is the first four person group to finish the 12 pound Humonga Kookamonga burger challenge at Kooky Canuck in Memphis.
Brandon "Da Garbage Disposal" Clark won the first prize of $400 in Saturday's hotwing eating contest at the Southern Hotwing Festival in Memphis.
The Southern Hotwing Festival will hold a hot wing eating contest on April 14 awarding $400 to the winner.
WBBJ has an article about Randy Santel becoming the first finisher of the Big A** Burger Challenge at KC Finn's in Jackson, TN,
The Music City Bowl in Nashville will hold informal hot chicken eating contests for amateurs in the Fan Zone on December 28. An All Pro Eating competition will not take place.
The calendar for the Music City Bowl does not list a hot chicken eating contest, which it has held since 2013.

2018 Bass Pro Shops Moon Pie contest

Geoff Esper, Gideon Oji, Matt Hazard, Juan Neave and Nick Wehry are expected to compete in the Bass Pro Shops Moon Pie eating contest in Memphis Saturday.
KnoxNews.com has an article about Matt "Sweet Tooth" Cohen's victory in the 4/20 Sandwich Challenge held at It's All so Yummy Cafe in Knoxville, TN on Friday.
The Slawburger Festival will hold a Slawburger eating contest in Fayetteville, TN awarding $500/$200/$100 on April 21. The top woman and Lincoln County resident will also get $100.
The Southern Hotwing Festival will hold a wing eating contest in Memphis on April 21 awarding $400 to the winner.
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