Whether it’s a burrito, burger, or otherwise, Kansans know how to savor a meal. All throughout Kansas, the call has gone out for those with the biggest appetites to take down the biggest food in the state. Forget about savoring—the following 7 big food items are all about you versus the plate. You can savor your victory later after you’ve taken home the crown. Read on to find out about 7 of the best big food places in Kansas.
Are you a burrito lover? Are you sure? Prove it. Finish the Amigo’s El Gigante Burrito Challenge and put all doubts to rest. This thing, featured on the Food Network, is eight pounds of meat, cheese, and tortillas, served with another pound of beans and rice each. Finish it in 30 minutes for a free meal and t-shirt.
In business since 1957, Speck’s Bar and Grill claims to be the “home of the original #3 hamburger.” While that’s all fine and good, the real attraction here is the three-pound Speck burger. This hearty dish is “three pounds of ground beef served with a generous portion of homemade French fries on a 14-inch bun.” They recommend you bring a team to eat it. So do we.
Minsky’s is a local chain with 17 locations throughout the Kansas area. They serve a variety of food options, but we big food lovers are in it for the 26-inch pizza. Known as the “Gigantor,” this option can be applied to any of their pizzas.
Foo’s Fabulous Frozen Custard has locations in Kansas City and Leawood. They’ve been serving frozen treats since 1988. Big foodies, go for the three scoops—the portion size should do you just fine.
The Double Nickel Bar and Grill is home to the “Betcha-Can’t Burger Challenge.” This 6.5-pound burger comes with three pounds of meat topped with a cup of chili, ham, eggs, and sour-cream covered bun. Wash it down with two pounds of fries, included. Your arteries may hate you, but your taste buds will thank you.
The king of burritos in Lawrence, Kansas, is undoubtedly Burrito King. Their “King” burrito challenge includes a burrito stuffed with every single meat and salsa option they offer, plus cheese, sour cream, guacamole, onions, peppers, and lettuce. Finish it in one sitting and you’ll earn yourself a free meal and t-shirt.
Cosmic Castle might be for kids, but their “Beast Challenge” isn’t. Consume the Monster T-REX hot dog, a 32-ounce malt or shake, and bag of chips within a certain time limit to win a free meal and score your picture on the Wall of Fame. Be warned: the meal clocks in at 4.5 pounds.