KTRU Tuesday: The Whopper Eating Contest

As a bid to increase sales, Burger King held a Whopper eating competition during the halftime of the freshman basketball game on January 16, 1973.  Harry Chavanne ’33, a Burger King franchisee and Rice donor, organized the competition and put up the prize money.

Rice sadly could not eat fast enough and UH won $200. Rice donated its $100 consolation prize to Managua earthquake victims.

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