Have We Identified The Next Food Eating Challenge?

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The answer is yes and it's this- the Paul Tudor Jones-approved KFC Bacon Bowl (Description: “There's a reason our KFC Bowl is famous- okay, 5 reasons. Mashed potatoes, fried chicken, corn, gravy, cheese. Layered together for what might be the world's best tasting full meal, how do we make that recipe even more famous? We put bacon on it. Wow. Another one for the Colonel. Everything's better with bacon.") But, obviously some details need to be ironed out.

Should this be a one on one challenge, whoever eats the most in a set period of time? Should it be man v. bowl, 5 BB's in 20 minutes? And who will be the first to take up this challenge? It should follow that PTJ would be in but in the event he's unavailable, who wants to be a hero?

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