Governor Stumpy’s Rubenator Challenge in Kansas City, Missouri
Governor Stumpy’s has been a proud member of the Waldo community in Kansas City, Mo., since 1997. They serve great food with a great attitude. The owner Kevin Ryan, and his crew, have created a sandwich that is certainly fit for a bear….”The Rubenator”! Well they didn’t really create the ruben but they have damn sure perfected it. Anyway, Governor Stumpy’s Rubenator is a massive 2.5 pound ruben that comes with 1 pound of fries and 2 pickle slices. Kevin allows patrons 1 hour to eat the entire meal and if they do, they get a free t-shirt stating that they “Beat the Rubenator”. Many people have beaten the challenge and one patron set a record of 5 minutes and 46 seconds. Impressed by this feat, Kevin named the sandwich after him.
When I found out Jamie was coming to KC for a quick visit I called Kevin at Governor Stumpy’s to let them know a bear was coming to visit them to smash the current Rubenator record. Kevin was really excited by this and didn’t think it could be done. Then I upped the ante by telling him that Jamie wanted to eat TWO Rubenators!
Kevin informed us that if Jamie could smash the record, he would rename the sandwich after him. So on Friday April 12th, 2013 at 11am “The Bear” walked into Governor Stumpy’s to take on Governor Stumpy’s Rubenator!
The staff at Governor Stumpy’s were extremely gracious and allowed our camera crew to film whatever we wanted…..total access! If you are EVER in Kansas City, you owe it to yourself to stop by and see Kevin, Dave, and the rest of the crew at Governor Stumpy’s. The service is fantastic and the food is out of this world! If you’re feeling adventurous, try Governor Stumpy’s Rubenator challenge. You’ll have an hour to complete it and if you do it, you get a sweet t-shirt that will tell the world that YOU beat Governor Stumpy’s Rubenator!