1. The Gambler’s Choice at Dirtwater Springs (Apache Junction)
Ah, the classic steak eating contest. Think you can finish a 72-ounce steak with sides in an hour? If so, let the folks at Dirtwater Springs know so they can have a meal ready for you and your empty belly. The restaurant is located at 586 West Apache Trail in Apache Junction.
2. The Deuce at Roadrunner Restaurant & Saloon (New River)
At first, eating a two-pound burger doesn’t sound like a major feat for most people. But add on four cheeses, bacon, ham, fried eggs, avocado, and several other toppings all squished between grilled cheese sandwiches and served with one pound each of french fries and onion rings? If you manage to eat it all within 25 minutes, you can get the meal and a t-shirt free. The restaurant is located at 47801 North Black Canyon Highway in New River.
3. Hobo Eggs at Crazy Otto’s Diner (Phoenix)
If breakfast is your favorite meal of the day, then ordering the Hobo Eggs plate at this restaurant may be just what your tummy desires. A massive plate of eggs scrambled with hash browns, mushrooms, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, and bacon, plus a side of toast could probably feed a family of six. If you manage to eat it all within an hour, you can get the meal free, otherwise pay $13 for the entire meal.
The restaurant is located at 3502 West Greenway Road in Phoenix.
4. Full House Challenge at Tom’s BBQ (Phoenix-metro area)
If you’re in for a porktastic meal, this challenge from Tom’s BBQ is one you won’t want to miss. Eat three house sandwiches filled with BBQ meat and tasty toppings, plus their curly fries and onion strings in less than 32 minutes to get your meal free. Tom’s BBQ is located in several cities across the Phoenix-metro area.
5. Ultimate Slider Challenge at Chompie’s (Phoenix-metro area)
Looking for something a little different for an eating challenge? How does eating five pounds of Chompie’s famous challah roll Jewish sliders (which amounts to 12 sliders) and a handful of onion strings sound? Host Adam Richmond from Travel Channel’s
Man vs. Food couldn’t even finish this feat, so take that as a challenge to dig into some brisket and challah rolls. Eat the entire platter in 30 minutes or less and get the meal free, your photo on their Wall of Fame, and a free t-shirt.
6. Multiple Food Challenges at Giligin’s Bar (Scottsdale)
Can’t decide what food you want to tackle for your first eating challenge? Make that decision when you get to this bar; you can choose from one of six challenges in an attempt to not only get a free meal but also a $50 tab at the bar! Choose from a two-pound burger (the Old 96’er), 20 corn dogs, a family-sized bag of tater tots, two dozen hot wings and sides in less than ten minutes (delightfully known as the Colon Blaster), 144 tiny pizza rolls, or a 13-egg omelette with a ridiculous amount of sides (known as the Big Ern).
7. Papi’s Burrito Challenge at Papi Chulo’s Mexican Grill & Cantina (Scottsdale)
Do you think an eating challenge is the best way to show your love for burritos? If you think you can muster the courage to finish off a six-pound, two-ounce burrito in less than 30 minutes, you can get the $20 meal free. We wish you the best of luck trying to finish this monster. The restaurant is located at 5101 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale.
8. OMFG Burger at Lindy’s on 4th (Tucson)
When you see the burger in the flesh, “OMFG” may be the one reaction to have. Loaded with nine ⅓ pound patties, cheeses, lettuce, tomato, onions, and their signature Lindy sauce, if you manage to finish this burger in 30 minutes, you make it to their hall of fame. If you manage to finish the entire meal in less than 20 minutes, however, you get the meal for free!
Lindy’s on 4th is located at 431 North 4th Avenue in Tucson.