Randy's $20 Value Menu Challenge Rules & Prizes
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American professional eater Randy Santel will be going around to various fast food restaurants and ordering at least $20 USD (not including taxes or tips) worth of food off of their value menu (called the saver menu in some countries). He’ll be videoing each challenge and uploading each of the videos on his YouTube channel for subscribers to watch and enjoy. These are all the rules he will follow during each $20 Value Menu Challenge:
• As stated above, Randy must order at least $20 USD worth of food off the restaurant’s value (saver) menu and neither taxes nor tips may factor into that $20 USD minimum.
• There are no requirements in regards to how many individual items must be purchased. Randy can order multiple different items or he can order only one specific item. What matters is that the quantity ordered produces a total bill that is greater than $20 USD. Example: Randy can order 20 $1 chicken sandwiches or 20 $1 bacon cheeseburgers.
• There will be a “one sitting” time limit and Randy will only eat at a moderate pace.
• Randy will stop a few times throughout the challenge to comment about the food.
• Time starts as soon as Randy says “1, 2, 3, Boom!” and time ends when he opens his empty mouth and then presses the button on his official timer to stop the clock.
• There are no topping requirements on burgers and sandwiches. He can remove mayo & other toppings which are not specifically part of the menu item. Ingredient substitutions are allowed and it does not matter whether the meat is chicken, steak, ground beef, etc. If “veggie” is an available option in lieu of meat, that is perfectly acceptable too.
• Randy must finish everything included within reason, with no scraps left behind.
• Dunking food in water and other liquids is not allowed before or during the challenge.
• Only 1 item ordered from the value menu may be a liquid beverage. Randy may order other drinks of course but only 1 is allowed to count towards the $20 USD minimum.
• No more than 3 ice cream, milkshake, and other dessert items may count towards the total price. For example, he cannot order 20 $1 milkshakes or $1 ice cream sundaes.
• No more than $5 can be spent on side items (fries, tater tots, onion rings, & hash browns). For example, he cannot just order $20 worth of french fries and tater tots (that would be lame).
• Randy will obtain a receipt from the restaurant which will verify the total cost and also show that receipt visibly in the videos so that viewers are able to see the verified cost.
• The video posted on YouTube will be edited down so that it is fun and entertaining for viewers to watch and enjoy. A second video will be recorded which will document the entire challenge and that video will remain unedited so that visual verification will be readily available to anyone requesting proof that Randy did actually finish everything.
• If larger chain restaurants have both a breakfast AND a regular lunch and dinner value menu, each one will eventually be featured as a separate $20 Value Menu Challenge.
• Randy will start by doing challenges available in Springfield, MO and then he’ll branch out from there. Please let him know which restaurant(s) you want him to go visit next!!
• Randy will order the food items at the restaurant via their drive-thru or he will place the order inside but he will eat the items at his home, and not at the actual restaurant location since most corporate restaurants do NOT allow unauthorized filming inside.
Now here is where it gets interesting!! Randy challenges YOU to attempt to beat his $20 Value Menu Challenge, and absolutely everyone is able to participate, no matter what state or country you live in. If you are interested in accepting the challenge, these are the rules you must follow:
• Each week or at least a few times per month, Randy will be posting a YouTube video on his channel featuring a fast food restaurant and he will be following all the rules listed while attempting a $20 Value Menu Challenge.
• As soon as the video posts, the challenge is open and you are able to attempt your own $20 Value Menu Challenge at that particular restaurant using that specific value menu.
• Like Randy, you must order at least $20 USD worth of food from the same value (saver) menu and neither taxes nor tips may factor into that $20 USD minimum. If you live in a country other than the USA and there is a restaurant location near you, you must order a fairly similar amount of food off that location’s value menu using your local currency.
• If you live in a different country, your final total must be around whatever is equivalent to $20 USD. If you live in a country where the local currency is “stronger” than the USD and food is typically more expensive than food in the USA, you’ll basically need to take a challenge using 20 of your own currency. For example, in the United Kingdom you’d need to attempt a £20 challenge. Europeans using the Euro would need to take the €20 challenge. If you live in a country where the currency is “weaker” than the USD, then you will need to order a similar number of items to what Randy ordered, within reason. The main thing is that the total amount of food is fairly similar to what Randy ordered. (Please exercise common sense!!)
• There are no requirements in regards to how many individual items must be purchased (for people in the USA and in countries where their currency is stronger). You can order multiple different items or you can order only one specific item. For example, you can order 20 $1 chicken sandwiches or $1 cheeseburgers (must total ~ $20 USD).
• Randy has a “one sitting” time limit because he will be “setting the bar” for everyone wanting to try the challenge. Remember too that he will only eat at a moderately quick pace and he will stop to comment every now and then. To win you must beat or at least match Randy’s official time. Your time starts when you take the first bite and time ends when you swallow your last bite and open your empty mouth. There are no exceptions.
• There are no topping requirements on burgers and sandwiches. You can withhold mayo and other toppings which are not specifically part of the men item. Minor substitutions are allowed and it does not matter whether the meat is chicken, steak, ground beef, etc.
• If “veggie” is an available option in lieu of meat, that is perfectly acceptable too.
• You must finish everything included within reason, with no large scraps left behind.
• Dunking food in water and other liquids is not allowed before or during the challenge.
• Only 1 item ordered from the value (saver) menu may be a liquid beverage. You may order other drinks but only 1 is allowed to count towards the $20 USD minimum.
• No more than 3 ice cream, milkshake, and other dessert items may count towards the total price. For example, you cannot order 20 $1 milkshakes or $1 ice cream sundaes.
• No more than $5 can be spent on side items (fries, tater tots, onion rings, & hash browns). For example, you cannot just order $20 worth of french fries and tater tots (that would be super lame).
• Please obtain a receipt from the restaurant that verifies the total cost if possible. You don’t have to show it in your video, but Randy may request to see it if you succeed.
• In order to claim your prize you must video your challenge. You do not have to video yourself ordering the challenge or anything like that, but you will need to video yourself eating the food from start to finish. You then must post your video using either YouTube or Facebook and be sure to tag Randy Santel. If you upload it to your YouTube channel, please link Randy’s original challenge video. It would be wise to post it via both methods but that is not required. It is definitely recommended that you edit your video down to a reasonable length so that it is more enjoyable for people to watch, but that is not required either. If you do edit the video, please save the full-length raw footage in case we request verification that you did actually complete the challenge while following all the rules.
• Be sure to check out our VIDEO UPLOADING TIPS page to help make sure you maximize the amount of views that your video gets!!
• You are disqualified from winning if you get sick and suffer a reversal of fortune. Your time limit will most likely expire too if you do that anyway. This is the main reason that we need you to have full-length raw footage of your challenge. If we do see some of the obvious signs in your edited video that you may have gotten sick, we can request to see the full-length uncut video to verify that you did finish and abided by the official rules.
If you can successfully complete the challenge and beat Randy’s official time, you will win an exclusive “Sweet T-Shirt” proclaiming that you defeated Randy’s $20 Value Menu Challenge!! You will also get your YouTube video embedded on the online WALL OF FAME page. Randy will also share your video via his social media pages so that people can watch and share your video as well. When possible, Randy will give a “shout-out” to you and advertise your video via one of his YouTube videos featured on his channel, and also link that video in the description as well. There will not be an online Wall of Shame but you are welcome to still upload your video even if you lose. Randy will try to share those videos too via his social media to thank you for your brave participation.
Note 1: Randy Santel has no connections to any of the restaurants that will be featured in his $20 Value Menu Challenge videos. He will have to pay for his meals and will not get any of the food items free. For many reasons, Randy is unable to reimburse the winners for their meal, and there are no exceptions. Therefore, getting the meal free or discounted is not part of the prize package.
Note 2: You are welcome to try as many challenges as you’d like, but you may only win one “Sweet T-Shirt.” If you do attempt and win multiple challenges, we will share your video(s) and embed the YouTube video(s) on the online Wall of Fame and do everything else promised other than provide more than one shirt. The shirt will be printed and shipped by Spreadshirt, Inc. and all applicable fees will be paid by FoodChallenges.com, LLC. We are not responsible for paying any applicable customs taxes that your particular country enforces on items imported from other countries. That of course does not pertain to people who live in North America. All items will be shipped from the United States and you will be able to choose the size and color that you want.
This challenge is sponsored by professional eater Randy Santel and FoodChallenges.com, LLC. Randy has absolutely no affiliation with any of the restaurants being featured as part of the $20 Value Menu Challenges and Randy has not obtained legal permission or written consent from any of the restaurants to feature them as part of the challenge. There are no other sponsors that are currently involved other than Randy and FoodChallenges.com, LLC. Randy does not work for Spreadshirt, Inc. who will print and ship the shirts, and he is only a salesman who sells the shirts and apparel via his online Spreadshirt store. Spreadshirt, Inc. does not have any specific affiliation with this challenge/contest either. Randy will order the t-shirt through them and ship the shirt to the winner’s address which will be provided by the value menu challenge winner.
There may be some risks associated with participating in this challenge for people in poor health or with pre-existing physical or mental health conditions. There may be risks for individuals with great physical and mental health conditions as well. Because these potential risks exist, you may not participate in this contest if you are in poor health or have a pre-existing physical or mental condition. If you choose to participate in this contest you do so on your own free will and accord, knowing and voluntarily assuming all risks associated with such dietary and physical activities.
Only adults over the age of 18 may participate in this challenge and individuals 17 and under may not attempt this challenge unless a legal parent or guardian is there with them to watch and make sure everything goes okay. That person must also be seen or at least heard in your video.
Most corporate restaurants do not allow any unauthorized videotaping inside their restaurants. Because of that, it is recommended that you film the challenge at a location other than inside the restaurant. If you do try to film yourself taking the challenge inside the restaurant, you do so at your own risk. If you do try to explain what you are doing, they will have no idea what you are talking about. As stated, this contest has not been authorized by any of the selected restaurants.
Randy Santel and FoodChallenges.com, LLC specifically disclaim all responsibility for any liability, loss or risk, personal or otherwise, which is incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of partaking in this $20 Challenge. You participate at your own risk.
There is no specific end date for this contest, and it won’t be before 2019, but Randy does have the right to end the contest at any time, without prior notice. With that said, he will do his best to make sure an ample amount of prior notice has been given so that interested people can still try the challenge before the contest period ends and submit their winning video to claim their prize.
To submit a winning entry or to ask questions pertaining to the challenge, please contact Randy through his website or email him at Atlas@RandySantel.com.