It came as a surprise. Together with some friends earlier this afternoon, we dined at A.Venue’s Burger Avenue in Makati. With some teasing and prodding from fellow blogger-friends, I took the burger-eating dare called The Ridiculous Challenge.
The Ridiculous Challenge is simply finishing Burger Avenue’s P255 ($5) ‘Ridiculous Burger‘ in 5 minutes or less and it’s free!
Simple right? But have I mentioned that it’s a gigantic 1-pound burger with three thick all-beef burger patties? Now that’s something! If you know me personally or base it on my looks/physical appearance, you wouldn’t bet I can finish that big-a-burger in 5 minutes. I almost declined actually, saying that I would rather enjoy the burger at my own pace.
With eyes focused on the timer and the Burger Avenue crew watching over, I unwrapped the white-paper cover as the clock started to tick.
My strategy involved not eating the burger in the usual two-handed-burger-in-mouth-bite. Instead, I flipped the buns and focused on one beef burger patty first, followed by the second and so on; with some bite on the tomato and lettuce slices along the way.
2 minutes, 30 seconds, and 2 patties after, I thought I could finish it. But I ended up with 5 minutes and 30 seconds. The bread buns and the last patty was hard to chew and swallow to beat the five-minute limit.
I was not successful in my attempt but I was proud to have almost made it as this was my first time to try a timed eating contest of any kind.
The Ridiculous Burger ingredients include grilled all-beef triple patty, three cheese slices, oatmeal buns, tomato slices, and lettuce.
If I almost made it, you can too! Take the Ridiculous Challenge by visiting Burger Avenue at A Venue Mall along B.Valdez St.,corner Makati Avenue, Makati City. They also deliver within 4km radius. Call 729.9108.
He is the travel blogger behind of Let's Go Sago.net. Graduating from UP Diliman with a degree in Computer Science, he is also the Managing Director of #DigitalCircles.asia engaging and amplifying social media campaigns for brands. On Mondays, he teaches information technology classes at Grace Christian College. Know more about him at JonelUy.com