Sunday, March 9, 2014

Yoshinoya's Gyudon Eating Contest This 2014

Kwento Ni Toto once again shares stories about Yoshinoya with our correspondent Justine.  Yoshinoya has cooked up and ready to served their annual eating contest but before that media people takes on the challenge first.  For the bloggers representative for the Media Category a challenge was held last March 5 at the Robinsons Galleria Branch of Yoshinoya.   19 brave tummies take on the challenge to eye for this year's representative for the Yoshinoya Gyudon Eating Contest 2014 Media Category.

Last year was a great year for bloggers as one of them whom I know, Florencio Jusay or FPJ of take home the title, some cash and of course the bragging right of being 2013's Yoshinoya Gyudon Eating Contest winner for the media category.

Correspondent Justine tried his best to get the chance to complete but unfortunately his not that big eater enough to take down other challengers.  Well, perhaps he'll get his chance next year or he can compete as one of the challenger for the standard category.
Mr. Timothy James G. Yang, President and General Manager of Yoshinoya Philippines informed everyone and proudly announced during the challenge that the prizes for this year are better than last year.  Yoshinoya, aside from cash, have included travel ticket to Japan. A chance to visit the root where Yoshinoya started.

Ms. Lala Habana gave her thanks to all the bloggers who continuously supporting Yoshinoya and its products.  And to some up the challenge, one greater eater rise up among the rest and Mr. Ruel Umali of won and got the chance to represent the bloggers in the Media Category.  We'll definitely be cheering for him on the finals.  

The Yoshinoya Gyudon Eating Contest 2014 will start and to get informed check out the mechanics and dates here.

Qualifying Match Mechanics
  1. The Yoshinoya Gyudon eating contest, is open to all males and females who are 18 years old and above.
  2. Qualifying rounds will be held in all Yoshinoya stores, daily from Monday thru Friday from April 21 to May 30. Schedule is as follows:
    •  a, April 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
    •  b. April 28, 29, 30 May 1, 2
    •  c. May 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    •  d. May 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
    •  e. May 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
    •  f. May 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
  3. A purchase of the Yoshinoya Gyudon meal entitles customer to join the contest. Take out, deliveries, bulk orders are not included.
  4. Before a customer starts, he/she must fill out Registration Form and sign a Health and Release waiver. For the qualifying round the beef bowls should be consumed in the store. The customer who finishes the most number of bowls in 5 minutes wins the challenge of the day.
  5. Customer mush show one (1) valid ID to the store manager of Yoshinoya. Only the following types of ID will be accepted, School ID, Company ID, Driver's License, SSS ID, GSIS ID, NBI Clearance, Postal ID, Voters ID, Passport.
  6. A customer can join as many times as he or she wants and should and complete all requirements on the application form for every trial.
  7. The designated Yoshinoya crew records the number of bowls consumed by the top 1 and 2 contestants who eats the most number of bowls and weighs the amount of leftover food. The following will be observed:
    • 7.a Only the Yoshinoya napkins & standard Yoshinoya condiments (red ginger & Kikkoman) will be allowed to be put on the table and used by the customer. No assistance from any person or any mechanical device which will hep consume faster will be allowed.
    • 7.b Only water provided by Yoshinoya is allowed during the contest proper.
    • 7.c Only the prescribed timer in Yoshinoya stores will be used in timing the customer.
    • 7.d Customer should not be holding nor touching the spoon for or chopsticks before the timer starts.
  8. The Yoshinoya store crew shows the timer to the customers before starting the time record and starts the timer right after giving a go-signal. Customers then starts eating the beef bowls.
  9. Customer should turn over empty bowl before starting the next bowl. All left over grains in all bowls will be weighed along with the unfinished bowl.
  10. The Yoshinoya store crew registers the number of bowls consumed and weighs the leftover food of the top 1 & 2 contestants to validate the entry and verifies count and weight with the contestant.
  11. The Yoshinoya store crew writes the number of bowls and weight of leftover on the Registration form to be signed by the Yoshinoya store crew and the customer/contestant over their printed names. Only Registration Forms bearing the printed names and signatures of the Yoshinoya store crew and the customer/contestant shall be considered valid.
  12. The Yoshinoya store crew writes the Name and number of bowls consumed on the Leader Board. Only the Four (4) weekly fastest Gyudon bowl eaters who qualified in the store will be placed on its Leader Board per store. This will be updated every time a new record is set.
  13. After the Weekly Qualifying Rounds in the stores all weekly contestants who qualified per store will be automatically be entered in the grand finals. All qualified contestants will be notified between June 2-6, 2014 through Mobile call and E-mail.
  14. In case of a tie in the sores, the store manager shall call upon the contestants who tied for a re-match contestant with the least number of rice grains left ill be selected at as winner for the round.
  15. In any case of disputes, the decision of the Yoshinoya Store Manager will be considered valid and final.
  16. A DTI representative shall be present during eliminations.
  17. Employees of Yoshinoya Century Pacific, its agencies and participating outlets, including their relatives up to the second degree of affinity or consanguinity and employees of sponsors, are disqualified from joining the qualifying match.
Grand Match Mechanic
  1. The Final Match will be held on June 14, 2014 at 1:00pm in the Activity Center at the Glorietta, Makati City.
  2. The Forty Two (42) Finalists will compete by eating most number of bowls in 15 minutes.
    • 2.a Finalists should sign a Health Release and Liability Waiver prior to the Final Match.
    • 2.b Each Finalist is given ten (10) regular beef bowls, and is assigned with a marshal. 
    • 2.c Finalists should not be holding nor touching any of the spoon, fork or chopsticks before the timer starts.
    • 2.d NO VOMITING is allowed for the duration of the contest and 15 minutes right after the contest proper, In case of vomiting during contest proper or right after the 15 minutes timer signal is sounded contestant is automatically disqualified.
  3. The timer will star upon the go-signal of the host.
  4. After 15 minutes is up, the finalists raises both hands and steps back from the table. Marshals will weigh remaining contents in bowls.
  5. The Top 3 winning finalists with the most number of bowls and least weight will win the following prizes: 1st Place – P100,000 cash and 2 trip to Japan Tickets c/o Cebu Pacific 2nd Place – P50,000 3rd Place – P25,000
  6. The non-winning Finalists will be given consolation prizes of P2,000 worth of Yoshinoya GC each.
  7. In case of a tie for the 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, a 1 bowl overtime match will be done among tied Finalists for their corresponding prizes. The Finalist who finishes beef bowl with the fastest time and little to none grains left ill be awarded the higher.
  8. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners will be announced and awarded during the Yoshinoya Gyudon Eating Contest Final Match Event and through posters and print ads.
  9. In case of Grand winner be denied of Japan Visa Trip to Japan Ticket will be forfeited in favor of Yoshinoya
  10. Non cash prizes and consolation are not convertible to cash
Control Measure:
  1. All Application forms per branch shall be under the custody of the store manager, properly numbered sequentially per branch.
  2. After the last Qualifying Event, all application forms will be collected and brought to the Yoshinoya Head Office for encoding and safekeeping under the custody of the Operations Manager – Ms. Lala Habana
  3. A DTI representative shall be invited to witness Grand Finals Match.
Let's see what will be the result soon.  Just stay tuned to Kwento Ni Toto and check out who will win this year's Yoshinoya Gyudon Eating Contest!

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