Yoshinoya, the country’s most popular fast-food chain that specializes in all-time favorite Japanese culinary fare, from going forward with its remarkable Gyudon eating challenge.
Now on its 4th year, this much-awaited event has earned the respect of many hungry Filipinos who want to test their mettle when it comes to gastronomic challenges. If Coney Island in New York, USA has the world-famous Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, then the Philippines definitely has Yoshinoya. And just like in the previous editions, the Yoshinoya Gyudon Eating Contest promises to be nothing short of exciting as more Gyudon-loving Pinoys are expected to troop to the Yoshinoya stores and sign up.
Composed of 2 challenges, the contest is open to all male and female participants 18 years old and above. Qualifying Rounds will be held Monday through Friday at all Yoshinoya stores from April 21 up to May 30, 2014.
For those who want to join, customers simply need to pay P199 at the counter, fill out the Registration Form and sign a Health and Release waiver, and present a valid ID (School ID, Company ID, Driver’s License, SSS ID, GSIS ID, NBI Clearance, Postal ID, Voters ID, or Passport) to the store manager.
For the qualifying round the beef bowls should be consumed in the store. The customer who consumes the most number of bowls or has the least amount of leftover food in 5 minutes wins the day’s challenge. The names of the four (4) fastest challengers will be on display at each store’s Leader Board and will be updated every time a new record is set.
All weekly winners who qualified in each of the stores will be notified by phone call, email or registered mail and are automatically entered in the Grand Finals, which will be held on June 14, 2014, 1 pm, at the Activity Center of Glorietta in Makati City.
During the final match, all finalists will compete by eating the most number of bowls in 15 minutes. The Top Three (3) Finalists with the most number of bowls consumed and the least weight of food left after 15 minutes will be declared winners of the Yoshinoya Gyudon Eating Contest 2014.
And definitely, this year’s prizes gets even better—and bigger—especially for the First Place winner, who will receive P150,000 in cash and Two (2) round trip tickets to Japan courtesy of Cebu Pacific. The Second Placer gets P50, 000 while the 3rd placer takes home P25, 000. Non-winners will each be given consolation prizes of P2, 000 worth of Yoshinoya gift certificates.
Expect tremendous and awesome fun and excitement for this year’s 2014 Yoshinoya Gyudon Eating Contest, which, after 4 years, still stands as a sure-fire hit among gyudon-loving Pinoys. Coming in droves to register for the past challenge editions just goes to show how much this great Japanese meal, composed of steaming white rice topped with sumptuous beef and onion stirred in a mild sweet sauce, is loved by many Filipinos and have made it as part of their daily food fare.
For more details about the Yoshinoya Gyudon Eating Contest 2014, visit the Yoshinoya store nearest you (SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, SM Manila, SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons Galleria, Glorietta, Fairview Terraces).
Check out Yoshinoya’s Facebook page or follow Yoshinoya Instagram or Twitter accounts, or you can go to www.yoshinoya.ph
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