2016 Official Rules
 
CONTEST RULES: Contestants will compete against one another for a Grand Prize. Additional winners will be selected by appointed Z-Burger representative in its sole discretion.  Time, date and place are subject to change without notice. Z-Burger reserves the right to cancel the contest at its sole discretion. The appearance of the contestants must be appropriate for the event. If anything the contestant is wearing is deemed inappropriate the contestant may be subject to disqualification. Contestants are required to arrive on-site by 11:30 am on the day of the competition. All contestants are expected to arrive on time, those who are more than five minutes late risk being disqualified.

The object is to eat as many "burgers" as possible within the set time frame: 10 minutes. Contestants may eat either sitting or standing in their designated area using hands. Contestants will be allowed to use and/or drink water (provided by Z-Burger) during the competition. Clear water bottles will be provided and the contestants cannot obscure the water bottles and are not permitted to regurgitate any food back into the bottle and then eat that food. Contestants must finish eating one “burger” before proceeding to the next “burger”. Contestants must wait for the starting signal to begin eating and may not touch any “burger” prior to the starting signal. Contestants must stop eating and must promptly place their hands down on the table or at their side at the ending signal. Contestants may not put additional “burgers” or portions of “burgers” in their mouths after the ending signal, but will be allowed 15 seconds to swallow any “burger” already in their mouth.

If a contestant throws up or regurgitates during or within the following 2 minutes after the competition, he/she will automatically be disqualified. Judges will be on hand to assure compliance with contest rules, tally the number of “burgers” eaten, monitor the “no throw up or regurgitating” rule, and to disqualify contestants who fail to adhere to the rules. Winners will be determined by counting the number of “burgers” and parts of the “burgers” eaten. In the event of a tie, after a brief interval, a 2-minute eat-off will take place until a winner is selected. 

Z-Burger reserves the right to disqualify any contestant in the event of a violation of any Z-Burger Rules or conduct which is unbecoming or otherwise casts a negative light on Z-Burger’s Independence Burger Eating Competition, as determined by Z Burger in its sole and absolute discretion.

Grounds for disqualification include but are not limited to:

• Late arrival

• False or incomplete entry form or liability waiver

• Any health risks that could jeopardize the contestant’s health or well being

• Under the influence of any substance

• Appearance is deemed inappropriate

• Failure to register by email or fax

• Starting prior to the start signal

• Continuing to eat after the ending signal

• Failure to completely eat a “burger” before beginning to eat another “burger”.

• Throwing up or regurgitating during or within the first 2 minute(s) of the ending signal

 Note: Z-Burger reserves the right to disqualify any contestant for any reason without explanation.Type y
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