The Bacathlon Breakfast of Champions
There are some records that seem unbreakable. A 56 game hitting streak. 2,632 consecutive games played. 100 points in a single basketball game. 714 home runs without the use of horse tranquilizers or elephant hormones.
There is perhaps one record will live longer than all of these combined - on November 19th, 2009, Major League eater Erik "The Red" Denmark ate 225 strips of bacon in one sitting as the centerpiece of a bacon-themed, multi-sport athletic and endurance event called The Bacathlon.
During this event, J&D's Foods launched two of our most successful products (BaconPOP(R) and Bacon Ranch) and raised $3,000 for charity. But there's a much bigger picture - those of us that were lucky enough to attend were truly witnesses to history. For a variety of (mostly health-related) reasons, Erik's feat may never happen again in any of our lifetimes.