For Immediate Release:
August 6, 2012
2ND ANNUAL GRINGO BANDITO TACO CHALLENGE FEATURING KOBAYASHI
SET FOR SATURDAY AUGUST 11th IN HUNTINGTON BEACH
COMPETITIVE EATING CHAMP KOBAYASHI
TO DEFEND HIS TITLE
(Huntington Beach, CA) -- Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce and competitive eating champion Takeru Kobayashi have teamed up for the 2nd Annual Gringo Bandito Taco Challenge featuring Kobayashi
, set to take place on August 11th at Chronic Tacos
located at the Bella Terra outdoor shopping center at 7621 Edinger Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 from 12-2PM
. The main event will feature Kobayashi and other world famous competitors attempting to devour as many tacos as they can in 10 minutes. The winner will receive a $5,000 grand prize.
Dexter Holland, founder of Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce and the front man for multi-platinum punk band The Offspring, and world champion eater Kobayashi are thrilled to join Chronic Tacos to make this year's contest bigger and better than ever. Holland says, "This year's Gringo Bandito Taco Challenge is gonna be the best thing to ever happen to taco eating, ever." Major sponsors include ESPN LA, Coca Cola and Monster Energy drink.
Best known as the six-time champion of Nathan's Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest, Takeru Kobayashi was unable to participate in the 2010 Coney Island event due to a labor impasse with Major League Eating. He attended the event intending to cheer on his fellow competitive eaters, and after hearing supportive chants of "Let him eat!" and "Free Kobi!" from the crowd, he was compelled to climb on stage and resisted when security attempted to remove him from the event. He was arrested and although charges were dropped, Nathan's removed Kobayashi's name from their Wall of Fame; he has since partnered with Hoffman's hot dogs.
Kobayashi, currently in training to defend his taco title, says "I am looking forward to the second year of the Gringo Bandito Taco Challenge. This competition is one where the weather and the food content is great for this sport. The players are serious and it once again brings the opportunity of visiting the West Coast and my good friend Dexter Holland. Can't wait to be there and show a great fight!"