Man vs. Food: Breakfast Shoppe Challenge

The local restaurant is challenging people to eat a monster sandwich in less than 40 minutes and proceeds will benefit an Elkridge girl.

Many have tried but only a few have succeeded in eating the Breakfast Shoppe’s monster sandwich, which raises funds for an Elkridge girl diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor.

The local restaurant teamed up with WBAL-TV meteorologist Tony Pann to create “The Category 3 TONY Chicken and Waffle 'PANN'wic.” Customers can purchase the sandwich for a minimum donation of $35 to Ava Claire Conklin and her family. Ava is recovering from a brain tumor that left her unable to walk or talk.

If the customer consumes the masterpiece sandwich in less than 40 minutes, the Breakfast Shoppe will match the $35 donation.

According to Breakfast Shoppe owner Kyle Algaze, 25 people have attempted the sandwich, but only four were able to eat the whole thing. Those four people include:

  • Anne Arundel County police officer Robert Foxwell
  • MTV's "Streetbike" Tommy Passemante
  • X-GAMES Freestylist of the Year Bruce Cook
  • Breakfast Shoppe employee James Kruse

According to Algaze "The Category 3 TONY Chicken and Waffle 'PANN'wic,” is six pieces of hand battered chicken breast, eight pieces of smoked bacon, six pieces of pepper jack cheese, all layered between two bacon Belgian waffles and topped with scratch-made gravy.

If you haven't had a chance to experience the sandwich don't worry—the fundraiser will run until the end of the year. During just the first day of the event, the Breakfast Shoppe raised more than $1,500 for Ava and her family.

The Breakfast Shoppe and their fundraising efforts appeared on WBAL-TV on Oct. 26. Click here to view the video.

For the entire story on the fundraiser and Ava, see Patch’s previous article: “Breakfast Shoppe Fundraiser Inspires Monster Sandwich.”

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