Are you hungry enough to win?
Ready, Set, Bite. Get ready as these Filipino eating machines will gather on September 26, 2009, Saturday for the culmination of one of the biggest and widest gastronomic competition ever assembled in Southeast Asia.
Proving that Filipinos are a veritable match for any competitive sport, these names have proven the strength of their gut—literally—by making it to the semi-finals of the country’s first hotdog eating competition hosted by 7-Eleven Philippines.
These Filipino eating machines will gather on September 26, 2009, Saturday for the culmination of one of the biggest and widest gastronomic competition ever assembled in Southeast Asia. The fastest eaters gathered from 7-Eleven stores nationwide are set to battle it out at the final Big Bite Match where the champion gurgitator will bring home P500,000 in cash.
“Our culture has a natural affinity for food and if there’s one sport we can excel in—as evidenced by the exceptional time that our semi-finalists have set, competitive eating is one of them,” said Armi Andrade, 7-Eleven’s Food Service Division Manager. “We believe that Filipinos will appreciate a different kind of exhilaration with this spectator event.”
Apparently these 25 gobblers are—check out the top gurgitators who made it to 7-Eleven’s Big Bite Challenge:
Donald “Top Gun” Jao
Kyle “The Beast” De Guzman
Crisaldo “Dominator” Mendiao
Seth “Raging Demon” Rubian
Cermino “Super” Dela Cruz
Rodrigo “Airstrike” Villamor
William “Chomp” Amba
Rey “Gun” Mahilum
Eldebrando “Matador “Guevarra:
Jowel “Em Pacho” Lazaga
Marvin James “Magic Man” Alzola
John Paul “Macho Man” Aragoncillo
James “Super Spy” Pierce
Marvin “More, More” Mora
Daniel “Gigantic” Janoras
Leonardo “Epic” Reataza
Paolo Jonas “Eating Rage” Paguio
Leopoldo “Black Hole” Quinto, Jr.
Domingo “Symphony of Digestion” Beltrano
Jose Lucrecio “Running Devil” Rivera
Edwin “Lightning Strike” Duque
Michael “Jaws” Samonte
Raymond “Exploding Bazooka” Bagoncia
Reynate “Alien” Irarte
Eduardo “Anaconda” Nariz
Expect nothing short of a digestive grandstanding at the challenge culminates on September 26, Saturday at the Music Hall of SM Mall of Asia. For questions and inquiries, please visit www.eatingmachinesphilippines.com .
7-Eleven is celebrating its 25th year of being the largest convenience store chain in the Philippines. For inquiries about franchising, please contact the Customer Hotline at 724-10-31 or the Mobile Hotline at 0920-945-2036.
Big Bite ® Match is the biggest competitive eating event in the Philippines visit www.eatingmachinesphilippines.com/ for more information.