Four years ago, my friend and I created an eating contest purely on a whim that has now grown into the largest Taco Bell eating contest in the world. On Saturday, we invite everyone in the entire universe to go to Taco Bell and try to cram in as many tacos as you can in an hour. For fun. For science.
Why does a person climb a mountain? Because there might be a Doritos Locos taco on top of it.
THE RULES, IF YOU DO NOT KNOW THEM:
What: DORITOS LOCOS THROWDOWN OH-SIXTEEN
When: Saturday, August 27, from 12:01 a.m. PT – 11:59 p.m. PT
Where: The Internet, and Taco Bell locations everywhere
The Rules: AT ANY TIME within the time parameters listed above, when you first begin eating tacos (FROM THE TIME OF YOUR FIRST BITE), you have ONE HOUR to see how many Doritos Locos Tacos you can consume. When time’s up, you’re done. Partial tacos must be counted as partial tacos. YOU MUST PROVIDE PROOF, whether it be an Instagram of your discarded taco sleeves, step-by-step Twitpics of your journey, Vines, live streaming video, whatever. We encourage as much documentation as possible.
PLEASE REMEMBER NOT TO ORDER “SUPREME” DORITOS LOCOS TACOS. WE ARE NOT MANIACS.
Both social media and this post are the official places for you to post said documentation. If posting proof on Twitter, Vine, Instagram, or Snapchat, you must send said proof to @sundownmotel and use the hashtag #DoLoThroDo16. If posting proof in the comments below, just go crazy. We trust you.
As you can see below, there are many different divisions. We also encourage you to make up your own division! It’s not about strict rules, it’s about having fun! By eating yourself silly.
Why: For charity! It’s not mandatory, but if you take part in #DoLoThroDo16, we encourage you to donate to your local food bank. (Or a national one!) Send us your proof of donation for an extra special shout-out!
SUPERHEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (FIERY/FLAMAS TACOS):
2015 winner: Paul (@paulbensonsucks), with 16
All-time record holder: Ricardo Marquez (@iBlogBetter), with 22
HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (NACHO CHEESE TACOS):
2015 winner: @teeg_dougland, with 16.5
All-time record holder: Mike Troxell (@Prune_Tracy), with 20
MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION (A MIXTURE OF TYPES OF TACO):
All-time record holder: Sal (@GEAUX_SAL), with 25 (The all-time overall record)
CRUISERWEIGHT DIVISION (COOL RANCH TACOS):
2015 winner: Drew Davidson (@_drew_davidson), with 14
All-time record holder: @roommateshits, with 17
VEGAN DIVISION (FREESTYLE) (POTATO SOFT TACOS, NO SAUCE):
Previous record holder: Michael Bendlin (@lamegigcontest), with 15
VEGETARIAN DIVISION (FREESTYLE PART II THIS TIME IT’S PERSONAL) (POTATO SOFT TACOS):
2015 winner and all-time record holder: @ihateprospects, with 5
BREAKFAST DIVISION (INTERNATIONAL WATERS):
2015 winner: Michael Clair (@clairbearattack), with a combination of 8 biscuit tacos and grilled a.m. tacos
All-time record holder: Jackson West (@jackawest), with 7 waffle tacos
The breakfast division is totally up for grabs this year, as is the vegetarian division. Heck, any of the titles are up for grabs, as long as you believe in yourself and #CramEmIn.
Have fun out there, everyone. I look forward to having fun eating with you.