Smoke's Poutinerie to crown the world's top eater of gravy-smothered fries

Smoke's Poutinerie is gearing up for its 7th annual World Poutine Eating Championship, the world's largest poutine eating competition taking place Oct. 1 in downtown Toronto in Canada's Yonge-Dundas Square.

Smoke has invited  major league eaters and amateur gorgers from all corners of the globe, according to a press release, including top-ranked eater Matt "The Megatoad" Stonie (No. 2), the reigning Smoke's Poutinerie champion who ate 22 pounds of poutine in 10 minutes. He has the opportunity to defend his title against Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, who ate 20.5 pounds of poutine last year.

Other invitees include Badlands Booker, who is the donut, matzo ball and green pea-eating champion of the world; Yasir Salem, who is the former cannoli eating champion of the world; and "Buffalo" Jim Reeves, the watermelon eating champion of the world.

"Beyond insanity! It is the single greatest day of each and every year," said Ryan Smolkin, founder and CEO  of Smoke's Poutinerie.

The release of the 7th annual event date comes on the heels of another eating contest announcement. The chain has partnered with Friends of We Care, a charity organization focused on sending children with disabilities to camp through the collaborative efforts of Canada's food service and hospitality community, to hold its first charity eating competition with the proceeds raised helping ensure that countless children can enjoy their summers at camp.


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