Love Keg chicken? Try eating 16 pieces, fries, sides in 45 minutes

By Rosemary McCoy

Four months after starting its Yard Bird Challenge, The Keg is still looking for a big eater.

Inspired by food-eating challenges on Food Network, the restaurant on West 12th Street has designed its own monster-sized meal, manager Cassie Scott said.

To tackle the Yard Bird, a diner has to eat 16 pieces of chicken, 1 pound of French fries and 2 pints of baked beans, coleslaw or potato salad within 45 minutes.

That’s 5 pounds of food.

Winners get a T-shirt, their photo on the Wall of Fame and other recognition. Losers have to pay the $40 bill and be photographed for the Wall of Shame.

Winners get a T-shirt and their photo with the champion belt.

“A lot of people have talked about it, but no one has taken it on,” Scott said.

Two eaters attempted to tackle the meal unofficially. Neither one succeeded, but both said it could be done “if you are in the right mind-set,” she said.

Thinking you can do it? Give the restaurant 24 hours’ notice and sign its release of liability waiver.

And, no, you don’t have to eat the bones.

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Love Keg chicken? Try eating 16 pieces, fries, sides in 45 minutes

Four months after starting its Yard Bird Challenge, The Keg is still looking for a big eater.

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