Mike Noori to Consume $1,000 Worth of McDonald’s Meals in 36 Hours

May 8th, 2017 | by Brian Corlisse

Could you eat $1,000 worth of McDonald’s in 36 hours? Poker pro Mike Noori believes he can and he’s willing to bet on it.

Mike Noori McDonald's prop bet.

Mike Noori agrees to a prop bet that will see him try to eat $1,000 worth of McDonald’s in 36 hours. (Image: McDonalds.com)

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is just a few weeks away and that usually means one thing: prop bets.  The tradition of placing exotic and outlandish prop bets during the WSOP is one that is almost as old as the festival itself and this year it looks as though things won’t be any different as we head towards the festival.

In the spirit of keeping with this tradition, the World Poker Tour (WPT) tournament director has agreed to a Man vs. Food style challenge with poker pro Mike Noori.

Noori’s Idea Spirals Out of Control

When Noori asked his 580 Twitter followers on April 19th whether it was possible to eat $1,000 worth of McDonald’s in 24 hours, he never expected that it would turn into a $200,000 bet. Twitter user Andrew Barber was the first to chime in and say it couldn’t be done.

From that point on, a number of notable pros joined the debate. Jimmy Fricke and Dan O’Brien were just a few of the contributors that helped turn it into a potential bet that Savage was happy to oblige.

As per the rules, Noori will have to consume $1,000 worth of McDonald’s in 36 hours to win 5-1 on the bet. Additionally, if Noori wins, he’ll only have to contribute $500 towards the food bill. If, however, he loses, he’ll have to foot the entire bill.

According to reports, more than $200,000 has already been wagered between those interested in the outcome.

Strategies and Rules Collide

Naturally, as well as wanting to invest money in the challenge, a number of pros have offered their thoughts on how Noori could win the bet. Everything from eating apple slices to customizing chicken sandwiches and eating at airports where prices are higher have been offered in support of Noori.

On the other side of the coin, the amount of calories Noori will have to consume as well as the relatively low price of a McDonald’s meal have lead pros like Allen Kessler to say there is “no way” he can win.

In light of some of these suggestions, Savage has outlined some rules that will ensure Noori can’t use some shortcuts to come out on top. The main rules of the bet include:

Noori can only spend $200 on salads

Noori has to spend at least $300 on hot food, including $50 on burgers

Drinks don’t count but can be consumed

No inflated prices i.e. eating in airports or asking to pay more for a meal

Puking is allowed but only if it occurs naturally

If Noori can eat his way through more McDonald’s in 36 hours than Morgan Spurlock did when he was filming his 2004 documentary Super Size Me, it looks as though he’ll supersize his bankroll as well as his waistline in time for the WSOP.


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