TAMPA (FOX 13) - There is a big burrito eating contest with an even bigger prize in Tampa.
Taco Bus is bringing back its “El Jefe Burrito Eating Championship” for a second year. The person who is capable of eating a 2.5-pound burrito in the shortest amount of time will win $2,500 in cash. The second place winner will receive $1,000 and the third-place winner will get $500.
Those who have the stomach for it can register for the contest by March 31, by visiting any Taco Bus location and purchasing an El Jefe burrito. If you can successfully eat it in under six minutes, then you can ask an employee for an El Jefe Qualifier certificate. It will contain a code for you to enter on the Taco Bus website to be considered as a finalist.
Finalists will be notified on April 2, and will be invited for the final event at the Taco Bus, located at 301 South Falkenburg Road. It will be held on April 5, which happens to be National Burrito Day.
By the way, the reigning champion from last year ate heavy burrito in two minutes and 22 seconds. For additional details, click over to the Taco Bus website.