Brooklyn Restaurant Offers Ownership in 30-Pound Burrito Challenge

A recently-opened taqueria in Brooklyn has a gut-busting challenge that comes with a pretty significant reward: partial ownership. 

The owners of Don Chingon, which recently opened near the Barclays Center on Flatbush Avenue, is offering a 10 percent stake in the restaurant to the first person who can finish a mammoth 30-pound burrito and one spicy margarita in less than one hour, according to the Daily News

“If you are going to eat a massive amount of food in a single sitting, you deserve real compensation,” owner Victor Robey told the paper. "Some restaurants will put your name on the wall. We'll give you the wall."


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Robey told the paper that the gargantuan, cookie-sheet sized meal weighs more than twice the 14.25 pounds that world champion competitive eater Joey Chestnut was able to gulp down. It is, however, just about 5 pounds heavier than the record 25 pounds of hot dogs Chestnut ate during the 2013 Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in 2013.

In order to attempt the feat, customers have to pay $150 for the burrito up front. Once the challenge starts, would-be restaurateurs can't use the restroom or get sick. According to the News, Don Chingon is not responsible for "death or illness" during their attempt. 

A Daily News reporter attempted the feat on Monday but thew in the towel once he was a quarter-way through the meal. 

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