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Illinois is home to not only some of the most notable restaurants in the country, but also a large list of laid back locations offering over the top meals that are a literal challenge to diners. Below you will find a list of ten special restaurants throughout Illinois that offer extreme meals that could end up costing you nothing, if you can finish them that is. Do not underestimate the difficulty in consuming these extreme meals, but confident diners might still be tempted to give them a try.
Paddy Long’s considers themselves a Beer and Bacon bar, and an epic one at that. Diners looking for a challenge filled with plenty of bacon will surely want to try the Paddy Long’s Bomb Challenge. The Bomb is sort of like a meatloaf, made with ground sausage, pork and beef, and is wrapped in a weave of brown sugar coated bacon. The Bomb is typically purchased for a group, but if you are daring enough to take the challenge, finishing the entire five pound loaf and a huge side of fries in under forty five minutes will get you a free meal, a winners t shirt, and a permanent spot of their victory wall.
Pop’s Pizza is famous for their unique two person pizza challenge. For those brave enough, and hungry enough to give it a try, you and a friend will need to devour a thirty two inch pizza weighing about fourteen pounds. The pizza must have at least one topping of your choice (half and half is fine by them) and the pizza must be completed in under an hour to win. Winners not only receive their enormous pizza for free, but also a set of winners t shirts, a spot on their hall of fame, and a free pizza every month for a year. Which is great, if you can even consider eating more pizza after downing such an extreme pie.
This famous spot was featured on the popular television show ‘Man Vs Food.’ The Lucky’s Challenge requires contestants to pick three sandwiches off the challenge menu, classic options like roast beef, pastrami and corned beef. All three sandwiches need to be eaten in under an hour. If you can successfully conquer this challenge, you’ll receive all three sandwiches for free, a winners t shirt, and a place on their Hall Of Fame.
This Rockford favorite offers a huge thirty two inch pizza referred to as ‘The Don,’ that is typically used to feed party sized crowds. The pizza challenge is for two people, and requires diners to pick at least one topping. The entire pizza must be consumed within forty five minutes to win. Winners will receive their meal for free, a bragging t shirt, a $100 gift card for their next visit, and of course a spot on their Wall Of Dons.