Nick Ranieri became the first person ever to defeat the Kitchen Sink Challenge at Universal’s Hard Rock Hotel. The Kitchen Sink Challenge consists of eating one Kitchen Burger (fresh 10-oz. certified Angus beef patty topped with bacon, cheddar cheese, onion rings, lettuce, tomato, and chipotle horseradish aioli), a side of french fries, a fried pickle, and a slice of the Kitchen Sink cake.
A three pound slice of cake with seven incredible layers including: brownies, peanut butter crunch, chocolate chunk cookies, cheesecake, pecan pie, devil’s food cake, vanilla chiffon cake, all covered in chocolate butter cream frosting, chocolate chips, chocolate sauce, and heath bar crunch.
The cake is served with vanilla bean ice cream, fresh strawberries and various pieces of artistic chocolate decoration on the side. This slice of cake is truly a marvel of American ingenuity.
The burger, the fries, the fried pickle and slice of the Kitchen Sink cake need to be eaten within a 30 minute time limit, and until now that task proved to be an impossible feat to humankind. However, hotel guest Nick Ranieri not only finished the Challenge, but did so in 23 minutes and 6 seconds! The prize for this Herculean feat is getting the entire meal for free, as well as the ultimate bragging rights. Those who can’t finish within the time limit just need to pay for each individual item ($18.00 for The Kitchen Burger, $22.00 for the cake), but the experience is priceless.
Watch Nick’s video account of his amazing feat:
The Challenge is also vegetarian friendly as the burger patty and bacon can be switched out for two veggie burger patties.
The Kitchen Sink Challenge is available at The Kitchen restaurant, on the ground floor of Loews Hard Rock Hotel at Universal. It sits directly between Emack & Bolio’s and the pool. The Hard Rock Hotel is right next to Universal Studios Florida, and guests can either walk over via the garden walkway or take a free water taxi located at Universal CityWalk.