Nothing sounds quite like the calling card for Pepto Bismol like slamming three hot dogs as fast as you can. But this is America, and that’s what we do.
This Thursday, June 13, at 2:00 pm, we’ve lined up three hungry competitors to go stomach a stomach to see who can down three Change dogs the fastest. This will all take place at the latest addition to the Change roster: Hotshots Craft Hotdoggery.
Not only will we be testing the gastrointestinal fortitude of the human stomach, we will be raising money for an awesome cause: The Central Iowa Shelter & Services.
Without further ado, I give you the bold amatuer eaters brave enough to take on the Change Challenge:
Standing in for Mike Draper of Raygun, Holmgren is on the hunt for revenge after his company's previous loss to BitMethod in the Mario Kart Smackdown. An artist and music enthusiast, Holmgren was once proclaimed as the Barry Manilow of hot dog eating. “He’s smooth, has a soft touch, and really knows how to take over the stage.” He also once ate an entire stray dog in one sitting. So yeah.
Ford is the lead singer for Des Moines’ own Christopher the Conquered. Vegetarian by nature, but not scared to attempt to out-eat those with a carnivorous background. As the six time reigning Veggie Dog Pounder champion, Ford is looking to better his mark of 1.5 dogs per second.
Harvey is the lead developer at Catchfire Media and is a frequenter of Hotshots. In fact, owner Tony Lemmo has been wondering who spends more time there. With such an established core of hot dog consumption, Harvey is primed for competition.
*Just Added* Tacopocalypse Sam
Sam Auen is the mastermind behind Des Moines' recent taco craze, Tacopocalypse. He is a man looking to diversify his pallet, as many have claimed him as a "one hit wonder" in competitive eating. His grizzly scruff has caused a few setbacks in the past, but this time Auen will be out for blood. And more hot dogs.
As mentioned, The Change Challenge is an event for charity. Each contestant will sit behind their very own donation jar, accepting incentives to win. Cough. Bring your wallets. Cough.
Can’t make it? Don’t worry. Hotshots will be featuring the Change dog for the remainder of June. For every Change dog purchased, both Change and Hotshots will donate a dollar to The Central Iowa Shelter & Services.
So come out to Hotshots Thursday at 2:00 p.m. You won’t be disappointed.
For more information on the event, check it out on Facebook.