Thursday, March 18, 2010

Man Vs. Food... Orange County Version

7802 Orangethorpe Ave.
Buena Park, CA 90621

I love the show Man V. Food, and always wonder how I would do on the show. For those of you who do not know the show, the host, (Adam Richman), goes around the country entering eating contests and sampling local cuisine. What a dream job! Anyways, myself and my friend from work, Gary decided we would see who could eat a two pound bacon cheeseburger fastest. So we rounded up our cheering sections and went to Fuddruckers in Buena Park, and here is how it all went down.

Fuddruckers only sells a one pound burger, so we ordered two of them. The place was packed but we found a table for the seven of us. It took about ten to fifteen minutes for the burgers to come out. Then we had to top them at the toppings bar. I went for simple, just mayo and relish. He went simple also, with just mayo and mustard added, who needs veggies anyways, this is man food!

The first bites were so good. The beef, cheese and bacon were so tasty, that we both were neck and neck after the first burger. We finished the first burger in a blazing four minutes, I knew I had my hands full trying to beat Gary, but I was not going to show any weakness. One pound down, one to go!

The bun is also worth noting here also. They are made fresh daily and was a great accompaniment to the burger. I have gotten a pound burger at The Counter, and it came out on a regular bun, that did not even come close to covering the patty. Not a  problem here though.

So into the second burger I noticed that Gary was starting to slow down, and I was through the first half of burger number two. I was trying to eat as fast as possible, before I hit the wall. The burger of course was still good, but the taste was starting to get to me. I tried to eat some fries to change up the taste, but that only worked for one or two bites. So after about sitting there for thirty minutes, we declared the contest off, and here are the results. 


Gary's plate is the picture on top. He ate just under a pound and a half of the burger. Not a bad effort. I know what you are probably saying about my plate, "You just had a few more bites, why didn't you finish it?".  I was finished, and had hit my wall. I had once watched Man V Food, and he was attempting a twelve egg omelet and hash browns. He quit with two bites left. I now know how he felt. I tried to play it off like I was fine, but I felt the burger stuffed up to my neck. Not a pleasant feeling.

I would definitely go back to Fuddruckers again, but I will probably just stick with a one pound of burger. So out of  five cows, five being best to zero being worst, Fuddruckers gets three solid cows.

To find a location of your nearest Fuddruckers, check them out here:

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  1. After reading this and a couple other of your posts, I have to say that the amount of food you consume in one meal is revolting. Obviously, you're proud of what you can tuck away, but at a time when we are all more weight conscious, your blog is disgusting. It really should be linked from "This is Why You're Fat".

  2. Classic response from a bed wetting liberal who will judge you not on the content of your character but your waist size. If you are not "weight conscious" in anonymous world you are revolting, disgusting, and fat. Someone take the mirror out of anonymous hands.
    I find the blog fun. I can't do what you do but I enjoy living vicariosly through your blog. Interesting concept of reviwing mid-priced restaurants, not many blogs do that.

  3. Well said Dennis! I'm from India and I couldn't possibly eat half of half of the stuff you guys manage to, but yeah...I'm a big fan of big eating! Adam Richman is my god! :-)
    To hell with what the first anonymous said! This is an awesome blog!


  4. I love that you're doing your own version of Man vs Food! How about looking for "hole in the wall" type of places to eat? have fun!

  5. I just found this by searching for good eateries/food challenges in OC and enjoyed reading your post. I wouldn't have commented if it weren't for that first person's reply. I'm trying my best not to blindly fling ignorant hate, so I'll keep it short. It sounds like that person has quite the stick up where the sun doth not shine.

  6. i love this show man vs food
    die hard fan of this show..

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