If you can eat this burrito in an hour, you'll own part of a restaurant
If you’ve ever wished that your love of Mexican food could earn you really incredible prizes, you may just be in luck: A Brooklyn eatery is offering 10% ownership for anyone who can finish their massive Gran Chingon burrito in an hour.
According to TIME, the Park Slope taqueria Don Chingon is serious about this offer, and sees it as appropriate compensation for a feat of consumption. Said the team at the restaurant: “Giving away the restaurant seemed like the perfect prize. If you are going to eat a massive amount of food and gain 25-30lbs in a single sitting you deserve real compensation. Some restaurants will put your name on the wall. We’ll just give you the wall.”
Before you get too cocky, though, the Gran Chingon, which means “huge bada**,” is more than giant. Even if you’re the type to finish your Chipotle burrito and ask for seconds, this one might give you some trouble: It’s 30 pounds (30 POUNDS!) of meat, beans, rice, cheese, and salsa.
The $150 Gran Chingon became available at Don Chingon yesterday, and has already had at least one hopeful make an attempt. Let’s just say, he didn’t get far. And no wonder: The average burrito is roughly a pound. So, the Gran Chingon is the equivalent of about 30 separate meals.
Which isn’t surprising when you see it: The burrito looks something like a bed pillow, but instead of feathers it’s stuffed with chicken, carnitas, steak, chorizo, rice, beans, cheese, and salsa.
The meaty behemoth is also about twice as much burrito as Joey Chesnut — the competitive eating champion whom you watch stuff his face with hot dogs in horrified fascination every Fourth of July — has managed to consume in one sitting. Oh, and by the way, to get that 10% of the restaurant, you’ll also have to consume a ghost pepper margarita, because why not?
While the restaurant seems hopeful that someone will actually succeed in this gluttonous feat, if you make an attempt and it seriously harms you, that’s on you: The rules state that “Don Chingon will not accept any responsibility for death, illness.”
While we certainly hope that no one dies trying to finish the Gran Chingon, we do hope the Man vs. Food guy has heard about it and makes an attempt—after all, that would make for some pretty entertaining TV!
(Image via Don Chingon.)