There Is No Limit To the Unlimited Appetizer Promotion At TGI Friday’s

(Gawker)

(Gawker)

Caity Weaver of our estranged former parent site Gawker made a deal with her editor: if she could stay at TGI Friday’s from the start of the lunch hour until 1 A.M., munching on a single order of all-you-can-eat appetizers, she would get a week’s vacation. Apparently, eating mozzarella sticks is an endurance sport. At least at TGI Friday’s, where, Weaver reports, the sticks are bland and not good. At least you can get a lot of them?

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We won’t even tell you whether she survived the ordeal (14 hours during which she wasn’t allowed to read a book, use the wi-fi, or anything else that would make 14 hours in a TGI Friday’s bearable) or finished all of the mozzarella sticks (she ordered 7 plates, and no one cut her off.)

Suddenly I’m very hungry, which I don’t think was supposed to be a reader’s reaction to this piece.

UPDATE: While Gawker was inflicting mediocre mozz sticks on its own employees, the Daily Beast recruited nationally-ranked professional eater (also, subway conductor and hip-hop artist) Eric “Badlands” Booker to stuff his face with potstickers until… well, the restaurant actually ran out of potstickers, and the manager offered a different appetizer in its place. His final tally was 48 potstickers, 36 boneless Buffalo wings, and 8 stuffed potato skins.

I’m not hungry anymore.

My 14-Hour Search for the End of TGI Friday’s Endless Appetizers [Gawker]