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Tater-Tot-Eating Contest at Bar Louie Tonight: Win Free Tots for a Year

Nothing earns instant street cred like the ability to consume gut-busting quantities of food. Just ask competitive hot-dog eaters Takeru "the Tsunami" Kobayashi and Joey Chestnut. Chicks dig dudes with stomach-stretching skills.

And if you want a spot in the gluttonous hall of fame, you've got a chance this Thursday at Bar Louie's sixth annual tater-tot-eating contest.

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Six years ago, the chain dreamed up the concept, dubbed "Rock the Tot," and launched it at all Bar Louie locations across the nation, according to Bar Louie marketing manager Ashley Kouns.

There are several aspects to tonight's potato-driven festivities in midtown, including an attempt to complete a world record for the most tots eaten in three minutes across the U.S., a relay race, and an individual competition.

"The relay race will reward speed over quantity, with each four-person team given one pound of the tiny round hash browns to consume in the least amount of time," Kouns explains. "The winning team will get free tater tots for a year. Solo competitors will be challenged to eat as many tater tots as possible in three minutes. Each local winner will get a $250 Bar Louie gift card, trophy, T-shirt, and free tater tots for a year."

Plus, the top five local winners will be flown to Cleveland to compete in the national smackdown.

Here's the evening's schedule:

At 7:30 p.m., registration ends for the team relay and solo competitions. At 8 p.m., the relay race begins, and as soon as that finishes, the three-minute solo competition kicks off. Then, at 9 p.m., everyone present will have a chance to participate in setting a world record for most tots eaten simultaneously across all time zones at all Bar Louie locations.

So head to Bar Louie tonight and be a part of tater-tot history. This might be your only chance to make the record books.

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