5 Popular Extreme Food Challenges Near Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix is known for its food around the world. In addition, the city features a variety of food challenges at popular restaurants and bars that have gained attention on the Internet. Check out some of the best extreme eating challenges near Phoenix.

Americana Tempe

350 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281

Americana Tempe’s “Americanator” Burger Challenge

What’s more “American” than a burger? The Americanator Burger. The goal of this food challenge near Phoenix is to shove this triple-patty monstrosity down your gullet, along with a mountain of fries, in only 25 minutes. If you can manage, you’ll not only get a $25 gift card, but 50% off the meal you devoured and a spot on Americana Tempe’s wall of fame!

The Broken Yolk Cafe 

2034 E Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85204

The Broken Yolk’s IronMan Omelet Challenge

Need a protein-filled breakfast? If you plan to overdo it, there’s an omelet just for you at The Broken Yolk, offering a name-engraved plaque (and a free meal and t-shirt) just to finish the thing. Customers are provided with 12 eggs smothered in chili and other toppings in this eating challenge. In addition, the meal is served with a large portion of friends that need to be finished to win the competition.

Dirtwater Springs Restaurant

586 W Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ 85120

Dirtwater Springs’ 72oz Gambler’s Choice Steak Challenge

The Gambler’s Choice Steak Challenge is special: it’s a 72-ouncer that costs you over $60 if you lose; if you win, though, it’s free, and you get a t-shirt to boot! Finish this steak within an hour to win, but you have to order it ahead of time — 24 hours or more, to be exact.

Tom’s BBQ

115 E Baseline Rd, Ste #5, Tempe, AZ 85283

Tom’s BBQ “Full House” Sandwich Challenge

The theme here is a “full house” in your hand. Each customer is provided with three “house sandwiches” and a pair of fried sides. Each house sandwich features BBQ meat and many other trappings; If you feel ready, you will be given 32 minutes to finish the sandwiches in this food challenge to win a $50 gift card, a wall of fame (or wall of shame) picture, a free meal, and a t-shirt.


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Chompie’s Deli & Bakery

4550 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032

Chompie’s Ultimate Jewish Sliders Challenge

This food challenge at Chompie’s Deli in Phoenix features Jewish Sliders: you have to fit a dozen of these Challah rolls filled with juicy brisket and cheese into your stomach (along with some onion rings) in order to claim the win, but when you finish in 30 minutes, you get bragging rights alongside a free meal and free t-shirt!

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