Tennessee eating challenges and contests category

Three random eating challenges
30 inch pizza 30 Inch Monster Pizza - suspended Village Pizza Hartsville, TN must drink 2L Dr. Pepper
5 lb. nacho plate Five Pound Nachos KT's Bar & Grill Sevierville, TN
80 oz. steak Big Ol' Steak Challenge Shiloh Brew & Chew Maryville, TN includes salad, 2 sides and a roll, 1st Wall of Fame member is a woman
(All Tennessee eating challenges and contests in database)

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.
The Fink Beats the Stomach has an interview with the winners of the Nathan's qualifier in Nashville in October 2017, Brynn Szeles and Ronnie Hartman, who has moved to Buffalo to pursue a professional wrestling career. Brynn has been a competitive eating fan for over a decade, but could not compete in a qualifier due to living in Hungary.
The Memphis Flyer has an article about Mike "Big Eater Mike" Whities and Brett Healy setting the new record of 37:58 for the 12 pound King Kookamonga two person burger challenge at Kooky Canuck in Memphis.
"Big Eater Mike" Whities and Brett "Branimal" Healy set a new record of 37:58 for the 12 pound two person King Kookamonga burger challenge at Kooky Canuck in Memphis.
update Dec 29 The Tennessean has a video update "Orvile Fartwell" has a video of the contest The top five from todays Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl World Hot Chicken Eating Championship Featuring Hattie B's Hot Chicken in Nashville
1st4Molly Schuyler defends title
2nd3.33Brandon Clark
3rd3Dan "killer" Kennedy
4th2.75Bob "The Notorious B.O.B." Shoudt
5th1.75Ryan Best
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