DMD’s third annual doughnut eating contest

Every Friday Roots in Alpharetta features an article on food and dining in a series called Foodie Friday.

The 2011 DMD doughnut eating champion

Backyard barbeque? Forget about it. The best way to celebrate our country’s independence is to participate in competitive gluttony. The folks at Dutch Monkey Doughnuts have seized on this concept and turned it into a popular and growing annual event. Their little Independence Day contest has become the premier competitive eating event in the northern burbs. Here’s how it works.

Four challengers were chosen from applications to face last year’s defending champion. Each must consume, and keep down, a dozen doughnuts in fifteen minutes. The winner gets store cash and their picture on the wall of the shop. The losers get extreme heartburn.

The main contest begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday July 4th at their store on Ronald Regan Parkway near the Avenue Forsyth. Other activities are planned for earlier in the day. Check the DMD Facebook page for more details.

For more on competitive eating in the Alpharetta area, check out the article I wrote last year on the subject.

Photo Credit: Dutch Monkey Doughnuts, used with permission

3 Responses to “DMD’s third annual doughnut eating contest”

  1. Brent (AKA "The Guru of Glaze") June 29, 2012 at 10:59 am #

    One small correction: contestants have 15 minutes to eat as many doughnuts as they can stuff in their faces. It’s not limited to a dozen… in fact, last year’s champ downed 24 before time ran out.

    Consequently, I’ll be competing as one of the chosen few this year. I invite everyone to come out and cheer on the Guru of Glaze as munch my way to sweet, sweet victory!

  2. A June 29, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    Don’t forget: In order to win, it must stay in!

  3. Lee June 29, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

    Thanks for the correction, Brent. Good luck! No Roman incidents, please.

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