THE CLEAN PLATE CLUB
Free food sounds great, but when the only way to get it is to complete an extreme challenge, most people will gladly pay for their meals. But there are a few brave souls willing to endure such feats of consumption either for free meals, bragging rights or simply as a test of will and stamina. Whether they have to put away pounds of food in a specified time limit or eat extremely spicy food without the benefit of a drink, those who conquer these tasks certainly earn their freebies. Here are challenges across the country for the strong of stomach.