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Hot Dog! What’s eating American voters?

Before an array of long, sleek vintage Cadillacs and Chevrolets, their hoods up revealing gleaming engines, Rob Abraham, convener of the Springfield Fall Festival in New Jersey, is supervising the set-up for the hot dog eating competition. A dozen contestants line up, three or four of them lean, the rest mildly to morbidly obese. Plastic ”big gulp” cups are placed before them and then, making a tunnel through the crowd, come kids in Rotary Club ... Read More »

The Bear Shatters the Pumpkin Pie Eating World Record!

Jamie "The Bear" McDonald, Man vs Food, Man v Food, competitive eater, competitive eating

CLARENCE, N.Y. — It was a record breaking weekend for eating slices of pumpkin pie in Clarence. On Saturday, Naader Reda set a world record for eating more than 9 pounds of pumpkin pie in thirty minutes, and then Sunday another record was set. Hundreds of people at the Great Pumpkin Farm watched nearly twenty competitors put away as many slices of pumpkin pie as they could in ten minutes. Jamie ‘Bear’ McDonald set a new ... Read More »

WGN’s Brian Noonan Talks Competitive Eating w/ “The Bear”

Competitive eater Jamie “The Bear” McDonald tells Brian how he conquered BadHappy and Bacci Pizza of Chicago and gives an inside look into the world of competitive eating. Click here to listen Courtesy of Brian Noonan and WGN Radio Read More »

The Bear Ties Bacci Pizza Fest Jumbo Slice Eating Contest Record!

Jamie "The Bear" McDonald

This past Saturday (22/9/12) saw more than 60 gurgitators flocking to the original Bacci Pizzeria on Taylor Street in Chicago’s Little Italy to flex their jaws at the 10th Annual Bacci Pizza Fest Jumbo Slice Eating Contest, a 15-minute all-you-can-eat gobathon with a top prize of $1,500. However, despite their best efforts none could match the masticatory mastery of “The Bear”, who chomped down a total of 7.5 jumbo slices, or pretty much a whole 30″  pizza, to equal ... Read More »

“The Bear” aims to eat BadHappy’s entire menu in one hour!

Update: Jamie did it! BadHappy’s chef and owner Tom Kern, 41, couldn’t even remember the challenger’s name when first asked. “I don’t know his name, I wrote it down,” Kern said. “Something McDonald.” He was close. And it might soon be a name he’ll never forget. Jamie McDonald, a 36-year-old Connecticut native, will try to eat his way into Kern and BadHappy’s memories by attempting to consume the entirety of the restaurant’s menu at 6 ... Read More »