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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Yoshinoya Gyudon eating contest, January 21- February 15, 2013

Join Yohsinoya’s Gyudon Eating Contest…Eat all you can in 5 minutes!, Contest Period: January 21- February 15, 2013 at ROBINSONS GALLERIA, SM PAMPANGA, SM MANILA, GLORIETTA, SM MEGAMALL, NORTH EDSA, MALL OF ASIA! The challenge is on!!


  • The Yoshinoya Gyudon eating contest, is open to all males and females who are 18 years old and above.
  • Qualifying Rounds will be held in all Yoshinoya stores, daily from Monday thru Friday until February 15, 2013.
  • A purchase of the Yoshinoya Gyudon meal entitles customer to join the contest. Take-out, deliveries, bulk orders are not included.
  • Before a customer starts, he/she must fill out Registration Form and sign a Health and Release waiver.
  • For the qualifying round the beef bowls should be consumed in the store. The customer who finishes the most number of bowls in 5 minutes wins the challenge of the day.
  • Customer must show one (1) valid ID to the store manager of Yoshinoya. Only the following types of
  • ID will be accepted: School ID, Company ID, Driver’s License, SSS ID, GSIS ID, NBI Clearance, Postal ID, Voters ID, Passport)
  • A customer can join as many times as he or she wants and should and complete all requirements on the application form for every trial.
  • The designated Yoshinoya crew records the number of bowls consumed by the top 1 and 2 contestants who eats the most number of bowls and weighs the amount of leftover food.
  • Only the Yoshinoya napkins & standard Yoshinoya condiments (red ginger & Kikkoman) will be allowed to be put on the table and used by the customer. No assistance from any person or any mechanical device which will help consume faster will be allowed.
  • Only water provided by Yoshinoya is allowed during the contest proper.
  • Only the prescribed timer in Yoshinoya stores will be used in timing the customer.
  • Customer should not be holding nor touching the spoon, fork or chopsticks before the timer starts.
  • The Yoshinoya store crew shows the timer to the customers before starting the time record and starts the timer right after giving a go-signal. Customers then start eating the beef bowls.
  • Customer should turn over empty bowl before starting the next bowl. All left over grains in all bowls will be weighed along with the unfinished bowl.
  • The Yoshinoya store crew registers the number of bowls consumed and weighs the leftover food of the top 1 & 2 contestants to validate the entry and verifies count and weight with the contestant.
  • The Yoshinoya store crew writes the number of bowls and weight of leftover on the Registration Form to be signed by the Yoshinoya store crew and the customer/contestant over their printed names.
  • Only Registration Forms bearing the printed names and signatures of the Yoshinoya store crew and the customer/contestant shall be considered valid.
  • The Yoshinoya store crew writes the Name and number of bowls consumed on the Leader Board.
  • Only the Four (4) weekly fastest Gyudon bowl eaters who qualified in the store will be placed on its Leader Board per store. This will be updated every time a new record is set.
  • After the Weekly Qualifying Rounds in the stores all weekly contestants who qualified per store will be automatically be entered in the grand finals. All qualified contestants will be notified between February 18-20, 2013 through Mobile call and E-Mail.
  • In case of a tie in the stores, the store manager shall call upon the contestants who tied for a re-match contestant with the least number of rice grains left will be selected as winner for the round.

Grand Match
  • The Final Match will be held on Feburary 23, 2013 at 1:00 pm in the Activity Center at the Glorietta, Makati City
  • The Thirty-two (32) -Finalists will compete by eating most number of bowls in 15 minutes.
  • Finalists should sign a Health Release and Liability Waiver prior to the Final Match.
  • Each Finalist is given ten (10) regular beef bowls, and is assigned with a marshal.
  • Finalists should not be holding nor touching any of the spoon, fork or chopsticks before the timer starts.
  • No Vomitting is allowed for the duration of the contest and 30 minutes right after the contest proper. In case of vomiting during contest proper or right after the 15 minute timer signal is sounded contestant is automatically disqualified.
  • The Top 3 winning Finalists with the most number of bowls and least weight will win the following prizes: 1st Place: P100,000, 2nd Place: P50,000 and 3rd Place: P25,000
  • The non-winning Finalists will be given consolation prizes of P 2,000 worth of Yoshinoya GC each.