CHICAGO—Noting that only a small handful of patrons have ever had the fortitude to successfully complete the contest, sources confirmed Monday that local restaurant Carson’s Pub offers a Nacho Challenge that requires participants to watch a man eat an entire three-pound plate of nachos. “When my friend first suggested it, I thought it would be a breeze, but after those first few chips loaded with pulled pork and melted cheddar cheese, I realized how tough this was going to be,” said Evan McCulley, who recently attempted the $55 challenge that rewards winners with free nachos for life, adding that the contest rules prohibited him from going to the bathroom or even leaving his seat during the 60-minute feat of endurance. “Midway through, I started feeling really queasy and thought I was going to throw up, but I kept it down. I somehow managed to get through the whole thing, but I have to say that I feel pretty disgusted with myself, and I really don’t ever want to look at another nacho again. You have no idea how hard it is to watch someone eat that much food until you’re sitting there doing it.” At press time, sources confirmed that a framed photo of McCulley smiling near an exhausted man smeared in salsa and sour cream had been posted on the restaurant’s Nacho Challenge Wall of Fame.
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