Updated May 8, 2015

101 Best Restaurant Challenges for Free Food, 2015

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If there's one thing Americans love, it's food. And what's more American than eating for a free meal?

Restaurants across the States have belly-busting challenges ranging from the doable to the pretty much impossible. Some may test your endurance, others your spicy tolerance, and others your mental stamina to push through the pain, all for a free meal and, if you’re lucky, a free T-shirt. Are you up for the challenge?

101 Restaurant Challenges, 2015
101 Restaurant Challenges, 2015 © CreditDonkey

Alabama

Rogue Tavern, Birmingham, Alabama

  • Big E Challenge: This monster burger features two pounds of beef, six strips of bacon, and tons of toppings served on a nine-inch bun. Competitors have one hour to finish the burger and a side of homemade chips.
  • Winners get their meal for free.

Related: Why Birmingham is one of the best cities for frugal living.

Alaska

Brewster's, Fairbanks, Alaska

  • Brewster Belly Buster Challenge: Try your hand at finishing this mammoth, three-pound burger, a pound of fries, and a 16-ounce beverage in one hour or less.
  • Winners get a free meal, T-shirt, and their name engraved on a plaque.

Related: Best Places to Live in Alaska

Arizona

Chompies, Four locations around Phoenix, Arizona

  • Ultimate Slider Challenge: Finish 12 Jewish sliders and onion strings, weighing in at a total of five pounds, in 30 minutes or less.
  • Beat the challenge and you’ll get your meal for free, a champion T-shirt, and a photo on the wall of fame.

Lindy's on 4th, Tucson, Arizona

  • OMFG Burger: You have just 30 minutes to finish a monster burger of nine patties, cheese, toppings, and special sauce. It weighs more than three pounds.
  • Finish in less than 30 minutes for bragging rights. Finish in less than 20 minutes to get your meal for free.

Related: Best Cities to Live in Arizona

Arkansas

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Kirby’s Kupcakes, Rogers, Arkansas

  • Goliath: Test your sweet tooth with a 2½-pound cupcake, equal in weight to 22 regular cupcakes. To win, you must eat the entire cupcake in 30 minutes and keep it down for five minutes.
  • Winners get their cupcake for free, a T-shirt, and a place on the wall of fame.

Pig-N-Out BBQ, Imboden, Arkansas

  • Boss Hog Challenge: You have just 45 minutes to finish a 4½-pound BBQ sandwich, one pound of curly fries, and a pint of baked beans.
  • Winners get the meal for free.

Related: Best Cities to Live in Arkansas

California

Broken Yolk Cafe, Multiple locations around San Diego, California

  • Iron Man and Iron Woman Challenge: Eat a mammoth omelet made with a dozen eggs and filled with mushrooms, onions, cheese, and house-made chili. The omelet also comes with a large pile of home fries and two biscuits on the side, all of which need to be eaten in one hour.
  • Finish before time runs out to get your meal for free and your name on the wall of fame.

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Pizza Party, Santa Clara, California

  • Belly Buster Challenge: Take your pick of two toppings and cheese on a 20-inch pizza. Finish the entire thing in one hour to win.
  • Finishers get their meal for free, one free pizza per month for a year, a picture on the wall of fame, and a free T-shirt.

San Francisco Creamery, Walnut Creek, California

  • The Kitchen Sink: Eat this sundae made of eight huge ice cream scoops, three sliced bananas, eight servings of toppings and mounds of whipped cream in less than the current record time (currently at 20 minutes).
  • Record breakers get free ice cream for a year.

Fat Sal’s, Los Angeles and San Diego, California

  • Big Fat Fatty: Finish this gargantuan, 27-inch cheesesteak sandwich stuffed with cheese burgers, bacon, pastrami, chicken fingers, fried eggs, fries, onion rings, mozzarella sticks, jalapeno poppers, and chili in 40 minutes or less.
  • Survive this meal in time and you’ll get your meal for free and the chance to name your own sandwich.

Related: Most Stressful Cities in California

Colorado

Beau Jo’s Pizza, Seven locations in Colorado

  • 14er Challenge: You and a partner have one hour to tackle a colossal, 14-pound pizza filled with cheese, pepperoni, sausage, beef, vegetables, and tons of cheese.
  • Finish and you’ll get the meal for free, $100 to split, and a T-shirt for you and your partner.

West End Tavern, Boulder, Colorado

  • Wing King Challenge: Finish 50 jumbo buffalo wings in under 30 minutes to win the challenge.
  • Eat it all and you’ll get 50 free wings, a free T-shirt, and a picture on the web site.

Crave Burgers, Three locations in Colorado

  • Big Bad Wolf: Challengers have 45 minutes to finish three 3 Little Pigs burgers piled with onion straws.
  • Finish in time to get your meal for free, a picture on the wall of fame, and a T-shirt.

Related: Best Cities to Live in Colorado

Connecticut

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The Cheese Truck, New Haven, Connecticut

  • Cheese Truck Challenge: Finish 10 grilled cheese sandwiches, each with at least one topping, in under an hour.
  • Winners get to name their own sandwich.

Related: Best Cities to Live in Connecticut

Delaware

TomFollery's Bar, Middleton, Delaware

  • Fool's Challenge Wings: Your goal is to finish a huge, two-pound serving of hot wings in under six minutes.
  • Finish in time and get your picture with Chef Mike on the wall.

Related: Best Cities to Live in Delaware

Florida

Burritos Mexican Grill, Sarasota, Florida

  • Mongo Burrito Challenge: Eat an eight-pound burrito measuring 22.5” x 8.5” x 5” full of chicken, beef, veggies, or shrimp, plus refried beans, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, and other toppings in one hour to be victorious.
  • Winners get their meal for free, plus one free dinner per month for a year or $50.

Pazza Bistro, Pinellas Park, Florida

  • Inferno Pizza: Try your hand at this 12-inch scorching pizza with insanely spicy sauce and the toppings that include habaneros, jalapenos, and ghost peppers. You have 20 minutes and just one cup of water to beat the challenge.
  • Finish the task and you’ll get free soda for life and a champion key chain.

Munchies 420 Café, Sarasota, Florida

  • Fire in Your Hole Wings Challenge: You have 20 minutes to eat 10 extremely hot wings with only a few sips of water.
  • Finish in time and you get your picture on the wall of fame.

Related: Best Cities to Live in Florida

Georgia

Big Pie in the Sky, Kennesaw, Georgia

  • Carnivore Challenge: You and a partner have one hour to eat an 11-pound pizza.
  • It costs $50 to enter, but if you win, you and your partner will get $250 to split.

Nacoochee Village Tavern Pizza, Helen, Georgia

  • Boss Sandwich Challenge: Take a shot at a five-pound sandwich full of prosciutto, salami, ham, turkey, roast beef, cheese, and vegetables. To win, you must finish the sandwich and a pitcher of soda faster than the record, which currently sits at 18 minutes.
  • Winners get their meal for free, a T-shirt, and a picture on the website.

Related: Best Cities to Live in Georgia

Hawaii

Mac 24/7, Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Pancake Challenge: You have 90 minutes to eat three 14-inch pancakes with your choice of toppings. The total weight of the meal is four pounds.
  • Winners get the meal for free, a picture on the wall of fame, and a free T-shirt.

Moose McGillycuddys, Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Moose Omelet: Try to take down an omelet made of 12 eggs, bacon, sausage, cheese, and vegetables, plus a side of breakfast potatoes and toast in one hour or less.
  • Winners get a free T-shirt and their name on the wall of fame.

Related: Best Time to Buy Airline Tickets to Hawaii

Idaho

Superb Sushi, Boise, Idaho

  • Hot Streak Challenge: Start by finishing a bowl of Miso Soup from Hell, which contains wasabi powder, sriracha sauce, death sauce, cayenne pepper, demons blood, and a habanero pepper. You must then eat a Demon’s Delight sushi roll with a side of death sauce. Then, continue to the next level with two spicy tuna rolls with death sauce. You have 10 minutes for each level of the challenge and must wait to eat or drink anything else for five minutes after you finish.
  • Finish all the tasks and you’ll get your meal for free, your picture on the wall, and a free T-shirt.

Wheeler’s Handout, Nampa, Idaho

  • 18 Wheeler Challenge: Try your hand at a massive two-pound bacon cheeseburger, ½ pound of fries, and a large shake, all in 30 minutes.
  • Finish in time and your meal is free. No matter if you win or lose, you still get a free T-shirt.

Related: Best Cities to Retire in Idaho

Illinois

Fat Sandwich Company, Champaign, Illinois

  • Big Fat Ugly: You have just 15 minutes to eat a monster sandwich the size of a football that contains four cheeseburgers, a double cheesesteak, gyro meat, grilled chicken, bacon, sausage, fried cheese, chicken fingers, jalapeno poppers, pizza bites, hash browns, and more.
  • Finish in time and the meal is free.

Lucky’s Sandwich Company, Chicago, Illinois

  • Lucky’s Challenge: Choose three sandwiches from Lucky’s menu, including roast beef, pastrami, and corned beef, and finish them all within an hour.
  • Finish in an hour to get your third sandwich free, a free T-shirt, and a picture on the wall. If you finish in 30 minutes or less, all three sandwiches are free.

Paddy Long's, Chicago, Illinois

  • The Bomb: You’ve got 45 minutes to eat a meal that usually feeds six to eight people. It’s made up of five pounds of ground sausage, pork, and beef wrapped in a weave of bacon and served with fries or potato salad.
  • Finish in time and you’ll get the meal for free, a spot on the wall of fame, and a T-shirt.

Related: Happiest Cities in Illinois

Indiana

Barlo’s Pizza, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Big 29 Challenge: Finish a 29-inch one-topping pizza in one hour or less to be crowned a champion.
  • If you finish in time, you’ll get your meal for free and a payout ranging from $300 to $1,000.

Sammy’s Pizza and Salad, Greenwood, Indiana

  • 20” Challenge: Like the name implies, your goal is to finish a 20-inch pizza by yourself in one hour.
  • If you finish the pizza, you get it for free.

Related: Happiest Cities in Indiana

Iowa

Jethro’s BBQ, Locations across Iowa

  • The Emmenecker Challenge: You have just 15 minutes to eat a four-pound sandwich consisting of pork tenderloin, buffalo chicken tenders, brisket, bacon, cheeseburger, white cheddar sauce, and fried cheese cubes, plus a pound of waffle fries on the side.
  • If you can be one of the few to conquer the sandwich, you’ll get your meal for free and your picture on the wall of fame. Fail to finish in time and you’ll go on the wall of shame.

Related: Happiest Cities in Iowa

Kansas

Speck’s Bar and Grill, Topeka, Kansas

  • Speck Burger: Eat this three-pound burger, mountain of toppings, and a full serving of French fries in 45 minutes or less.
  • Finish in time and you’ll get the meal for free.

Papa Bob’s Bar-B-Que, Kansas City, Kansas

  • Ultimate Destroyer Challenge: Finish this 12-inch layered sandwich with a half pound each of pulled pork, sliced pork, ham, and turkey breast, plus three hamburgers, brisket, and sausage with lots of BBQ sauce. On the side, there’s also 1½ pounds of French fries and four jalapeno poppers. Finish in 45 minutes to be crowned victorious
  • Winners get the meal for free, plus a picture on the wall of fame, a T-shirt, and a button.

Related: Happiest Cities in Kansas

Kentucky

Sub Station, Florence, Kentucky

  • Monster Sub Challenge: Competitors have just one hour to finish a meal that weighs more than seven pounds and includes a double-decker 3½-pound sub sandwich, a pound of fries, and a large drink.
  • Finishers get a free T-shirt.

Tumbleweed, Louisville, Kentucky

  • En Fuego Burger Challenge: With no time limit, your goal is simply to finish this one-pound burger with hot pepper cheese, jalapeno rings, fried onion straws, pico de gallo, jalapeno ranch sauce, and a side of jalapeno Tabasco sauce.
  • Clean your plate and you’ll get a free T-shirt.

Related: Happiest Cities in Kentucky

Louisiana

Acme Oyster House, Locations across Louisiana

  • 15 Dozen Club: The challenge is to eat as many oysters as you can within an hour, but you’ll need to down at least 15 dozen to make it into the exclusive club.
  • Eat 15 dozen oysters and you’ll get your name on the board, a T-shirt and hat, and half off your oysters. If you beat the record, you’ll get your name on the board, a T-shirt and hat, and your meal for free.

Pho Cam Ly, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Pho Challenge: Try to take down this monster bowl of pho, full of two pounds of noodles and two pound of meat, in just one hour.
  • Finish in time to get your meal for free, a T-shirt, and a spot on the wall of fame.

Related: Best Cities to Raise a Family in Louisiana

Maine

Sylvia's Cafe, Ellsworth, Maine

  • Hibernator Challenge: Competitors have just one hour to finish a tall stack of pancakes, scrambled eggs, corned beef hash, two eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, and toast.
  • Conquer the challenge and get your meal for free, a T-shirt, and a picture on the wall of fame.

Jimmy the Greek's, Old Orchard Beach, Maine

  • King Leonidas Calzone: Tackle this five-pound calzone stuffed with pepperoni, sausage, hamburger, tomato, and onion. Finish it in an hour to win.
  • Winners get their meal for free and a T-shirt.

Binga’s Wingas, Yarmouth, Maine

  • Meat Mountain: Try to ascend the meat mountain by eating this five-pound carnivore pile in 30 minutes or less, complete with chicken tenders, smoked wings, pulled pork, and brisket, all served over a pound of fries.
  • Finish in time to get your meal for free.

Related: Best Cities to Live in Maine

Maryland

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Chick & Ruth's Delly, Annapolis, Maryland

  • The Colossal Challenges: Try your hand at finishing a six-pound shake and your choice of 1½-pound sandwich, 1-pound burger, or colossal Reuben in just 60 minutes.
  • Finishers get their picture on the website and a free T-shirt.

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Justine’s, Ocean City, Maryland

  • The Titanic: Just like the name implies, this sundae is huge, with eight scoops of ice cream, six toppings, four cones, and an iceberg of whipped cream. Finish it in 30 minutes to be a winner.
  • Winners get The Titanic for free, plus a T-shirt.

Related: Best Cities to Live in Maryland

Massachusetts

Pride's Deli and Pizzeria, Beverly, Massachusetts

  • Pride-zilla Challenge: Challengers have just 30 minutes to eat a massive double-dough bacon pizza with turkey breast, lettuce, tomatoes, ranch dressing, and French fries.
  • Winners get their meal for free, a T-shirt, and a spot on the wall of fame.

Flann O'Brien's, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Guinness Breakfast Challenge: This gargantuan breakfast consists of three rashers, four sausages, three fried eggs on top of a pancake, six pieces of white and black pudding, grilled tomatoes and vegetables, home fries, bake beans, toast, and a bowl of chopped fruit. You even have the option for a pint of Guinness. Your goal is to finish it all in under one hour.
  • Winners get a free T-shirt. Those who finish the pint of Guinness also get a hat, free dessert, and a $10 gift card.

Tasty Burger, Locations around Boston, Massachusetts

  • Tasty Burger Challenge: Eat three All-The-Way Dogs, which each consist of a one-pound hot dog, hamburger, chili, cheese, sauce, and bacon served on a sub roll, in under an hour.
  • Winners get their meal for free, a picture on the wall of fame, and a free T-shirt. If you beat the record time (currently around seven minutes), you get your name on the website and the challenge named after you.

Related: Best Cities to Live in Massachusetts

Michigan

Wiches, Oxford, Michigan

  • Wichzilla Challenge: Try your hand at a 4½-pound sandwich full of turkey, ham, bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, garlic aioli, and bread. You must finish in under 30:03 in win.
  • Finish in time and you’ll get your meal for free, a $25 gift certificate, a T-shirt, and your picture on the wall of fame.

Mallie's Grill and Bar, Detroit, Michigan

  • Hellfire Hat Trick: You have just 30 minutes to eat a scorching Hellfire Burger, six Hellfire Wings, and one bowl of Hellfire Chili. You also have to wait five minutes after finishing before you can have any dairy products to ease the burning sensation.
  • Finishers earn free burgers for a year or a $100 gift certificate.

Related: Best Cities to Live in Michigan

Minnesota

Rack Shack BBQ, Burnsville, Minnesota

  • Hobo Challenge: Finish three Hobo BBQ platters, each consisting of huge amounts of brisket, pulled pork, and coleslaw, in under 30 minutes.
  • Winners get a free T-shirt and a $100 gift card.

Harry’s Café, Lakeville, Minnesota

  • B-1 Bomber: This towering burger features four one-pound patties. Finish it in an hour or less to be victorious.
  • Winners get a free T-shirt and their name on the wall of fame.

Related: Best States to Raise a Family

Mississippi

Maria’s Cantina, Southaven, Mississippi

  • Five-Pound Burrito Challenge: Finish the monster five-pound burrito in 45 minutes or less.
  • Winners get their picture on the wall of fame and $100 cash.

Related: Best Cities to Live in Mississippi

Missouri

Crown Candy Kitchen, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Five Malt Challenge: Finish five delicious malts in your choice of flavors in less than 30 minutes.
  • Finish in time and you’ll get the malts for free.

Mama’s on the Hill, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Mama's Pasta Challenge: There’s no time limit, but your goal is to eat an enormous bowl of spaghetti and marinara sauce plus a meatball the size of a small bowling ball.
  • Finish and you’ll get your meal for free and a special T-shirt.

Related: Best Cities to Live in Missouri

Montana

Blondy’s, Billings, Montana

  • Buddy Burger: With no time limit, your goal is just to finish a gigantic one-pound hamburger with all the toppings and ¾ pound of fries.
  • Finishers get their name and photo on the wall of fame in store and online.

Related: Happiest Cities in Montana

Nebraska

Sinful Burger, Bellevue, Nebraska

  • Goliath: Try to take down a massive five-pound meal in under an hour, including a four-pound hamburger and one pound of fries.
  • Winners get their meal for free, a picture on the wall of fame, and a T-shirt. If you break the current record, the wall of fame will be named after you.

Related: Best Cities to Live in Nebraska

Nevada

Pho 87, Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Phozilla: Challengers have just 1,987 seconds (around 33 minutes) to finish a huge bowl of Pho, including all the broth.
  • Winners are put on a wall of fame and get the jackpot, which currently sits at more than $1,800.

Diablo’s, Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Death Wing Challenge: Try to finish 20 wings with Diablo’s hottest sauce available.
  • Winners get a picture on the wall of fame.

Cheeseburgerland, Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Cheeseburger Challenge: This huge burger features three patties, two kind of cheese, a fried egg, kalua pork, mushrooms, jalapenos, pickle, lettuce, and tomato, plus a huge pile of chili cheese fries and onion rings. Try to clear your plate in 20 minutes or less.
  • Finishers get their meal for free.

Related: Best Cities to Live in Nevada

New Hampshire

Smoke Shack Southern Barbeque, Boscawen, New Hampshire

  • Inferno Burger: Finish a one-pound burger made with ghost peppers and topped with hot sauce as well as a full plate of Cajun fries in 20 minutes or less.
  • Winners get a spot on the wall of fame.

Related: Best Cities to Live in New Hampshire

New Jersey

Clinton Station Diner, Clinton, New Jersey

  • Mt. Olympus Burger: Gather four friends and try to finish this mammoth 50-pound hamburger in three hours or less.
  • Conquer the burger and your meal is free

Teplitzky’s, Atlantic City, New Jersey

  • Big Teplitzky’s Challenge: You have just 30 minutes to eat your way through four pounds of breakfast items, including four pancakes, four pieces of French toast, six eggs, six pieces of bacon, six pieces of pork, four pieces of sausage, hash browns, and four pieces of toast.
  • Winners get the meal for free and a picture on the wall of fame.

Cool Dog Café, Cherry Hill, New Jersey

  • Homewrecker Challenge: Work your way through two half-pound hot dogs and a small order of fries in 20 minutes or less to win. One Homewrecker features peppers, chili, cheese, and jalapenos, and the other has baked beans, hot sauce, onions, and a fried egg.
  • Winners get their meal for free, a picture on the wall of fame and online, and a free T-shirt.

Related: Happiest Cities in New Jersey

New Mexico

Sadies of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • Stuffed Sopapilla Challenge: You have one hour to eat seven pounds of beef or chicken sopapillas covered with chile and topped with salsa, lettuce, and chips, plus a small dessert sopapilla.
  • Clean your plate and you’ll get the meal for free, a certificate, T-shirt, photo on the wall, and free jar of Sadie’s salsa.

The Game Bar and Grill, Las Cruces, New Mexico

  • Three-Pound Burger Challenge: Try to eat this massive burger with three pecan-crusted patties, cheese, and bacon, plus a side of fries in just eight minutes.
  • Winners get the meal for free.

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Chillz Custard, Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • Chillz Challenge: This monster dessert features eight scoops of frozen custard with eight toppings and eight waffles. Finish in 30 minutes or less to win.
  • Winners get the meal for free.

Related: Best Cities to Live in New Mexico

New York

Swingbellys BBQ, Long Beach, New York

  • The Swingbelly Challenge: Try to finish a full slab of ribs, ¼ pound each of pulled pork and brisket, four monster wings, three rib tips, two sides, and two pieces of cornbread, all within an hour
  • Winners get a T-shirt, a picture on the wall of fame, and the meal for free.

Piñatas Mexican Grill, Bethpage, New York

  • Monster Burrito Challenge: Each monster burrito is massive and comes in your choice of chicken or steak with vegetables, rice, beans, cheese, and sour cream. Finish two burritos in one hour.
  • Winners get the meal for free.

Krisch’s, Massapequa, New York

  • The Kitchen Sink: With no time limit, your goal is just to finish this monster dish of 10 scoops of ice cream, three toppings, two bananas, whipped cream, sprinkles, and of course, a cherry on top.
  • Clean your plate and get your picture on the wall of fame.

Village Diner, Potsdam, New York

  • Flapjack Attack: Your opponent is one pancake the size of a steering wheel. Finish the entire thing in 45 minutes or less to win.
  • Winners get a free T-shirt and a bell-ringing round of applause.

Related: Best Cities to Live in New York

North Carolina

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Hwy 55, Locations around North Carolina

  • 55 Challenge: Finish a burger piled high with 55 ounces of meat and at least four toppings, plus a side of fries and a 24-ounce soft drink in 30 minutes or less.
  • Finish in time and you’ll get your meal for free.

Full Moon Oyster Bar, Four locations in North Carolina

  • Quarter Moon: Your goal is to eat as many raw oysters as you can, each on a saltine cracker with a jalapeno, horseradish, black pepper, and hot sauce.
  • Eat four oysters and get a free white champion T-shirt; eat five to get a color shirt, and six for a tie-dye shirt.

Related: Why North Carolina is the Best State?

North Dakota

Big Willy’s Saloon, Williston, North Dakota

  • Frac Attack: This unbelievable burger features two eight-ounce patties, onions, chili, red pepper cream, and crispy fried onions, all on two grilled cheese sandwiches as the buns. With no time limit, all you need to do is finish it.
  • Winners get a free T-shirt.

Related: Best Cities to Live in North Dakota

Ohio

Melt Bar and Grilled, Locations across Ohio

  • Melt Challenge: Your goal is to finish a five-pound grilled cheese sandwich featuring 13 types of cheese, three slices bread, a pile of fries, and a side of coleslaw.
  • Finishers get a T-shirt or pint glass, a $10 gift card, and a place on the wall of fame.

Izzy's, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • 110 Reuben Challenge: You have 30 minutes to eat a supersized Reuben sandwich made to feed six people. The sandwich features a huge potato pancake, one pound of corned beef, and lots of sauerkraut.
  • Winners get the meal for free, a picture on the wall of fame, and a T-shirt.

Related: Best Cities to Live in Ohio

Oklahoma

Joe Momma's, Tulsa, Oklahoma

  • The Incinerator: This 14-inch pizza features spicy sauce, sliced hot links, pepperoni, salami, ham, diced jalapenos, sliced habaneros, ghost pepper sriracha, and a wasabi swirl. Finish it without a time limit to be victorious.
  • Winners get their picture on the wall of fame and a free T-shirt.

Kendall's Restaurant, Noble, Oklahoma

  • Chicken Fry Challenge: You have one hour to devour a huge chicken fried steak, salad, mashed potatoes, green beans, a biscuit, and cinnamon rolls.
  • Finish in time and you’ll get your meal for free and a T-shirt.

Related: Best Cities to Live in Oklahoma

Oregon

Voodoo Doughnuts, Portland, Oregon

  • Tex-Ass Doughnut Challenge: You have just 80 seconds to eat a monster doughnut equal in size to six regular doughnuts.
  • Eat it quickly enough and your donut is free.

Roxy Dawgs, Corvallis, Oregon

  • The Dawg Pack: Competitors must eat one of every hot dog on the menu (nine in total) in less than an hour.
  • Finish in time to get your meal for free and a spot on the wall of fame. Locals or college students who beat the top time also get a $100 bonus.

China Blue, Corvallis, Oregon

  • Lucky Sevens: Work your way through seven plates of chicken, including hazelnut, orange, lemon, sweet and sour, mandarin, and General Tso’s for a total of seven pounds of food in one hour or less.
  • $100 is added to the jackpot every month that there isn’t a winner. Winners collect all the money in the jackpot, which has been up to $1,000.

Related: Best Cities to Live in Oregon

Pennsylvania

Drinker’s Tavern, Three locations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Drinker’s Challenge: Your goal is simple: to finish 33 tacos in 13 minutes or less.
  • Win the challenge and you’ll get your meal for free, a T-shirt, your name on a plaque, and a bottle of Joe’s Taco Sauce.

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Edinboro Hotel Bar, Edinboro, Pennsylvania

  • Loch Ness Monster Challenge: You and a friend have an hour to tackle a huge sandwich with more than eight pounds of steak, meatballs, sausage, and vegetables, all covered in marinara.
  • Finish the challenge and you’ll get a free meal, T-shirt, and picture on the wall of fame.

Related: Best Cities to Live in Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

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Nacho Mama’s, Bristol, Rhode Island

  • Burrito Challenge: Choose a burrito with pork, chicken, or beef, as well as rice, beans, lettuce, cheese, and veggies. You have 30 minutes to finish the 5-pound finished product.
  • Complete the challenge and you’ll get a trophy, T-shirt, and the chance to name a burrito. Even if you don’t finish, you’ll still get $25.

Luxe Burger Bar, Providence, Rhode Island

  • Frankenstein: With no time limit, your goal is simply to finish this behemoth burger, featuring four patties, two jumbo hot dogs, four slices of bacon, and four slices of cheese, all covered with chili and coleslaw with two rolls and a double order of fries on the side.
  • Finishers each get a T-shirt.

Related: Best States for Young Professionals

South Carolina

Thorny's Steakhouse, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

  • 80-Ounce Steak Challenge: Just like the name implies, your challenge is to finish an 80-ounce steak, plus salad, roll, and baked potato in just one hour.
  • Take down the steak in time and you’ll get the meal for free, a T-shirt, and a spot on the wall of fame.

Bushido Japanese Restaurant, Charleston, South Carolina

  • Spicy Tuna Roll Challenge: Eat your way through 10 spicy tuna rolls with increasing spice. There’s no time limit, so as long as you can fight through the spice you can win.
  • Winners get a champion headband, their picture on the wall of fame, and a free appetizer every time they wear their headband to the restaurant.

Related: Best Cities to Live in South Carolina

South Dakota

The Brig Steakhouse, Mitchell, South Dakota

  • Big Daddy Burger: Customize a two-pound burger with your choice of two toppings and a pound of either steak fries or French fries. Finish the entire thing in 30 minutes or less to win.
  • Winners get a free T-shirt.

Related: Best Cities to Live in South Dakota

Tennessee

Kooky Canuck, Memphis, Tennessee

  • Kookamonga Challenge: You have just one hour to eat a 7½-pound burger. That means four pounds of beef, two pounds of bun, and 1½ pounds of toppings.
  • Clean your plate in 60 minutes or less and you’ll get your meal for free and a picture on the wall of fame.

Sal's Pizza, Franklin, Tennessee

  • Godfather Challenge: This massive 36-inch cheese pizza weighs between 10 and 11 pounds. Try to finish it solo in an hour or with a friend in 30 minutes or less.
  • Finish in time to get the pizza for free, a $50 gift certificate, and a T-shirt.

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Texas

Big Texan Steak Ranch, Amarillo, Texas

  • 72-Ounce Steak Challenge: Finish a 72-ounce steak along with shrimp cocktail, roll, potato, and salad all within an hour.
  • Finish in time and you’ll get your meal for free, a certificate, and your name on the wall of fame.

Chunky’s Burgers, San Antonio, Texas

  • The 4 Horsemen: Try your hand at the “hottest burger on the planet,” which contains fresh jalapeno and Serrano peppers, a habanero sauce, and a potent ghost pepper. Finish in 25 minutes without drinking anything and keep it down for five minutes to win.
  • Winners get their picture on the wall of fame.

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Utah

Burger Stop, Layton, Utah

  • The Deuce: You have 30 minutes to finish a huge two-pound hamburger topped with five slices of cheese, four thick strips of bacon, special sauce, and crispy onion rings.
  • Finish in time and you’ll receive a free T-shirt.

Sensuous Sandwich, Provo, Utah

  • 24 Inchers Club: Finish 24 inches of your favorite type of sandwich in 30 minutes or less to join the exclusive club.
  • Finishers get a free T-shirt and receive a free drink whenever they wear their shirt to the restaurant.

Related: Best Cities to Live in Utah

Vermont

Twiggs, St Alban, Vermont

  • Piggin Out: Grab a friend and try to take down this huge dish of chili cheese fries, made of five pounds of fries, one pound of chili, one pound of cheese sauce, one pound bacon, plus sour cream, jalapenos, and chives. Finish in 30 minutes or less to win.
  • Finish in time and you and your partner will get a free T-shirt and a photo on the wall of fame.

Our House Bistro, Winooski, Vermont

  • Hungry Man Challenge: You have 45 minutes to finish a 24-inch skillet full of two bacon-stuffed waffles, a Dutch pancake, four eggs, sausage and Canadian bacon, corned beef sweet potato hash, and home fries.
  • Winners get the meal for free and a T-shirt.

Related: Best Cities to Live in Vermont

Virginia

Caliente, Richmond, Virginia

  • Stupid Wings Challenge: You have just 30 minutes to eat eight jumbo spicy wings with nothing to drink and only one napkin.
  • Winners have their choice of getting their meal for free or a free T-shirt.

Guajillo Grill, Arlington, Virginia

  • El Cachudo: Try your hand at this monster burrito that is big and spicy. With four types of meat, rice, beans, cheese, and salsa, all you have to do is finish it: no time limits here.
  • Finish the burrito and get it for free.

The Egg Bistro, Chesapeake, Virginia

  • Belly Buster Challenge: This five-pound breakfast skillet is full of eggs, vegetables, two kinds of sausage, and bacon, and it comes with a biscuit and pile of roasted potatoes. Finish it in an hour to be victorious.
  • Clean your plate in time to get a $100 gift card.

Related: Best Cities to Live in Virginia

Washington

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The Wing Dome, Seattle, Washington

  • 7 Alarm Challenge: You have just seven minutes to eat seven scorching 7 Alarm Wings without any water. The bones must be completely clean and you’ll even have to lick any extra sauce off your fingers
  • Survive the challenge and you’ll get your picture on the wall of fame and a free T-shirt.

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Red Onion Burgers, Mountlake Terrace, Washington

  • Intimidator Challenge: Try to finish this towering burger with six ¼-pound patties and cheese, plus sides of macaroni and cheese, spicy chili, and a ½ pound of fries, all in just 30 minutes.
  • Finish in time to get your meal for free and a picture on the wall of fame.

Related: Most Stressful Cities in Washington

West Virginia

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Hillbilly Hot Dogs, Lesage, West Virginia

  • Homewrecker Challenge: Competitors have just 12 minutes to finish a huge, 15-inch hot dog with all the toppings.
  • Finish in time and get a free T-shirt. Break the record (currently around three minutes) to get your hot dog for free.

Related: Best Cities to Live in West Virginia

Wisconsin

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Red Rock Saloon, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Unforgiven Challenge: Competitors have just 23 minutes to eat two 2-pound burgers, a fried chicken breast, one pound of French fries, and six ghost pepper wings.
  • Winners get the meal for free, plus a free hat and T-shirt.

Mulligans, Franklin, Wisconsin

  • Paddy's Lament: Try to finish this three-pound burger topped with one pound corned beef, ½ pound cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and a pound of French fries in an hour or less.
  • Finish in time and the meal is free, plus you’ll get a $50 gift card.

Zesty's Custard, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Zesty's Custard Challenge: Finish this massive sundae full of mountains of custard, whipped cream, and toppings, plus cones and chocolate chip cookies in one hour or less.
  • Winners get a T-shirt, gift card, and their picture on the wall of fame.

Related: Happiest Cities in Wisconsin

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