Man vs. Food: Can you finish this 11-pound, 27-inch megabeast pizza?

Your mission is simple: eat it all!

Can you tame a beast? TJ’s Burgers, Wings and Pizza in Fruitland, Missouri wants to know.

The southeast Missouri watering hole is looking for Megabeast challengers, an epic battle of man versus food.

The stipulations sound simple enough: two competitors have 45 minutes to finish a 27-inch, 11-pound Carnivore or Works pizza. Each competitor must also drink every drop of their own pitcher of beer or soda.

TJ’s co-owner Tim Stearns says he opened TJ’s with a goal of creating a unique, quality menu.

“We do everything as fresh as possible around here,” Steans said.

Each pizza is made-to-order with fresh ingredients including all the meat and veggies you could ever want.

Stearns brings a creative flare to his burgers with items like “The Crazy Sister-In-Law” topped with bacon, pineapple, cheddar cheese, and BBQ sauce.

Using that same creativity, Stearns set out to create a food challenge no one else was doing.

His only limitation was the oven.

“I got about 30 inches of oven so we got a little room to play on each side for expansion,” Stearns said.

He landed on a 27-inch, 11-pound pizza.

“If it’s easy nobody wants to do it because everyone can beat it, you want something everyone wants to be the first,” Stearns said.

As of Jan. 31, 2019, the megabeast remains undefeated.

Competitors like Luis Lopez signed up for the challenge thinking his New York blood would lead him to victory.

But the beast was, apparently, too much to handle.

“The minute I picked up that first slice and the hamburger fell out of the pizza I was like ‘uhhh I was lied to this is not the megabeast, this is the mega monster,’ they got to rename it,” Lopez said.

His best advice: come hungry.

“And bring king kong with you because Godzilla can’t even do this,” Lopez said.

Think you can beat the Megabeast?

Winners will receive their meal for free plus to victory t-shirts, and beast bragging rights.


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