Double Down Challenge

  • 27 Jan 2015 at 5:20 PM

What KFC Giveth, KFC Taketh Away

Screen Shot 2015-01-27 at 5.19.57 PMSome might view the fact that Kentucky Fried Chicken is offering the Double Down Dog– its follow-up to 2010’s Double Down Sandwich, which spawned many a food eating contest across Wall Street– in limited quantities, for a limited time, and only in the Philippines as a good thing. A sort of, saving ourselves from ourselves move. Others, like financial services employees who went head to head with the Double Down sandwich and failed or those who didn’t even have the gastrointestinal fortitude to try, and are looking for redemption, as a travesty. If you’re in the latter camp– and presumably, many of you are, remember, this isn’t over yet. You can still petition your representative in Congress to do something, appeal to KFC directly, or, if all else fails, gather the ingredients represented and fashion a homemade Triple D yourself, then fashion a whole bunch more, bring ‘em to your office and announce you came to play. Read more »

A Double Down challenge occurred last Friday at 1PM. Man on man (in this case, employee v intern), thirty minutes, as fast as they could get ‘em in there. Luckily I was long gone by then but I’ve been asked to post the results, for those of you considering going up against your younger, hungrier slaves. Read more »

  • 14 May 2010 at 6:00 PM

Analyst Attempting 8 DoubleDowns In 60 Minutes

I’ve already left and am posting this on the go so if there are typos I don’t want to hear it. I think we can all agree that any attempts to make up for last week’s 3 Munchkins in 3 hours challenge are welcome. Some background: “IBD analyst going for 8 in an hour for a measly $350. Says he’s doing it for pride. A very liquid market at 4-5. Total volume outweighs the payout by a huge margin.”

15 minutes elapsed, 45 to go: Two DD’s down, rounding on the third one. Colleague says: “Did I mention he’s washing down with a Foster’s oil can? A for effort.” (Furthermore: “You might like to know that the only KFC in midtown that could handle this volume was at Grand Central. Two separate DoubleDown runs were required.”) Read more »

Retired NFL player Bryce Fisher is a University of Chicago Booth School of Business student who will graduate next year. This summer he’s interning in Bank of America’s LevFin group. He’s 6’3, 265 pounds and whereas his fellow interns would probably pass out at the sight of a stack of Double Downs, hundreds of oysters or the entire contents of a vending machine, all he sees is a light lunch. Think about it.

30 minutes to go.

Gird your loins. (For some color on the participants, rules of this challenge, familiarize yourselves here.)

3 minutes down

Participant 1: one DD consumed

Participant 2: one DD consumed (“I feel like I have been eating for 10 minutes already”)

5 minutes down

Participant 1: two and a half down

Participant 2: two down (“getting harder to breathe”) Read more »