FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Thursday, July 29, 2004
CONTACT: JEFF NEWMAN, JEFF NEWMAN, 703-818-7692, x1
Fairfax, VA — Glory Days Grill, a national restaurant company based in Northern Virginia, is hosting its fourth annual Wing Eating Contest Championship at its Bowie restaurant, located at 15505 Annapolis Road, on Tuesday August 3, 2004. The Championship Contest will begin at 9 PM. Competing for the cash prize of $1000 are last year's finalists, Pete Corbino of Falls Church, Virginia and Gentleman Joe Menchetti of Connecticut, who is ranked sixth in the world according to A.I.C.E (Association of Independent Competitive Eaters). They will be joined by the 33 first, second and third placed finalists of the Glory Days Grill Wing Eating Qualifying Contests that took place in the Maryland restaurants on July 20, 2004 and in the Virginia restaurants on July 27, 2004.
Last year's Championship, held in Fairfax, hosted 26 contestants and was a nail-biter to the finish, ending in a two-minute eat-off between Corbino and Menchetti. Both contestants had tied for first at 55 wings a piece in a five-minute heat. Menchetti pulled ahead, consuming 27 wings in the two-minute eat-off compared to Cobino's 18 wings.
Says president and co-founder Jeff Newman, "We are known for our Glory Wings, and this annual contest is a way to celebrate our great food with the great sport of competitive eating. We are hoping our contest will grow each year to attract more competitive eaters from around the region and even the country."
Glory Days Grill is an American grill and bar whose concept launched in Burke, Virginia in 1996. In addition to dine in, Glory Days Grill offers to go services and can accommodate large groups for special occasions. The restaurant won the RAM Maryland Diner's Choice Award 2004 and was voted a state winner and national finalist for the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Neighbor Award in 2003 for community outreach.
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