7th Annual MOGO Taco Eating Contest

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 at 1:00pm
MOGO Korean Fusion Tacos, Boardwalk & 1st Ave, Asbury Park, NJ


The MOGO Taco Eating Contest is open to everyone 18 years old or older. All entries must be received by Friday, September 21st, 2018, at 11:59pm. All contestants will be required to complete an Acknowledgement of Risks and Waiver of Liability Form upon check-in on the day of the event; in addition, a $20 entry fee will be collected from each participant and donated to Move For Hunger (moveforhunger.org); a local charity which actively works to fight hunger in our community and nationwide.

If you meet the eligibility requirements above, agree to the waiver, and wish to compete in the MOGO Taco Eating Contest please complete the registration form found at eatmogo.com. All communication regarding event registration, instructions and day-of logistics will be communicated to contestants via the information provided on their registration form.



There will be one competition for all contestants. All contestants must be present and signed-in at the MOGO Korean Fusion Tacos Boardwalk location (850 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park) by 12:30pm on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018. A contestant will forfeit his or her place should he or she fail to check-in by 12:30pm and be present thereon for the duration of the contest. Contestants will also forfeit his or her place if they leave the vicinity of the MOGO Korean Fusion Tacos Boardwalk location after check-in.

The object is to eat 12 Korean Tacos as quickly as possible. Contestants will receive two (2) each of the following Korean Tacos (NO SUBSTITUTIONS): 

  • Beef (Bulgogi) – Korean BBQ marinated rib-eye with kimchi pico de gallo & shredded lettuce on soft flour tortilla.
  • Chicken (Dak Gui) – Soy-ginger marinated chicken with citrus-sesame slaw on soft flour tortilla.
  • Fish (Saeng Sun) – Lightly fried cod topped with pickled onion salad and spicy mayo.
  • Pork (Jae Yook Bokeum) – Spicy marinated pork with citru-mayo slaw on soft flour tortilla.
  • Shrimp (Sae Woo) – Tangy sweet and sour chilled shrimp with panko topped cucumber salad on soft flour tortilla.
  • Tofu (Dubu) – Spicy-soy glazed fried tofu with soy-sesame slaw on soft flour tortilla.

Contestants may eat their tacos in any order. Contestants may eat either sitting or standing. Contestants must consume the entire taco and all of its contents in order to be deemed complete. Contestants may not leave the table at any time during the contest. Contestants
must wait for the starting signal to begin and must stop eating and promptly place their hands down on the table or at their side upon the ending signal. The ending signal will sound after a contestant finishes the 12 Korean Tacos provided or 30-minutes elapses whichever is sooner. Contestants will be allowed 15 seconds to finish any tacos already in their mouth at the time of the ending signal. Any contestant that throws-up will be disqualified. Judges will be on hand to assure adherence to contest rules, tally the number of tacos eaten, monitor the “no throw up or regurgitating” rule, and to disqualify contestants who fail to adhere to the rules.

Winner(s) will be determined by the contestant who finishes the 12 Korean Tacos the fastest or the most tacos consumed within the 30-minute time period. A stopwatch will be used to determine the fastest time. In the event that no contestant is able to finish all 12 Korean Tacos within the 30-minute time period, the contestant who finishes the most Korean Tacos within the 30-minute period will be deemed the winner. In the event of a tie, after a brief 15-minute interval, a 2-minute eat-off will take place until the winner is selected.

Any tacos not consumed by contestant at the end of the contest may be wrapped and taken home.



  • 7th Annual MOGO Taco Eating Contest Championship Belt
  • $50 MOGO Gift Card
  • MOGO Merch Pack
  • Article in Taco Today (featured on the MOGO website and social media pages)


  • Silver Medal
  • $30 MOGO Gift Card
  • MOGO Merch Pack


  • Bronze Medal
  • $20 MOGO Gift Card