Gyukaku, the internationally expanding and hugely popular Japanese yakiniku (“Korean barbecue”) chain, is offering a one-of-a-kind chance for meat lovers to actually be paid to come and eat a bunch of meat at one of their Tokyo locations.

There is a catch, though: you have to eat ALL THE MEAT!


On the one-day-only event, pairs or single eaters selected at random (we’ll get to that in a sec.) will be presented with 2.5 kilograms of kalbi short rib meat and 750 grams of white rice per diner and tasked with eating the whole thing.


Luckily, the time limit for eating the entire meal is a healthy 80 minutes, presumably to avoid every single contestant undercooking the meat and ending up hunched over a toilet for the remainder of the week.

Finish the meal successfully and you’ll get 10,000 yen (about US$100), a pair of barbecue tongs, a cute certificate to proudly display on your office or bedroom wall, and your rice grain-pocked mug uploaded to Gyukaku’s official website.

To enter the selection process, just Tweet “#よし肉たべよう” (yoshi niku tabeyou /”Right! Let’s eat that meat!”) at Gyukaku’s official Twitter account (@gyukaku29) by April 19.

If you’re still not convinced, Gyukaku is sweetening the deal by making the entry fee a mere 290 yen ($3) and there is no penalty for not finishing the meal.

Only 20 groups will be chosen, probably at random, but it wouldn’t hurt to include a photo of you wearing a Lady Gaga-style meat dress to sway the judges.

The event itself will take place on April 29 and we guess we’d be remiss not to mention that 2 and 9 (ni-ku) are pronounced the same as the Japanese word for “meat.” The Japanese love them some crazy puns, so a lot of yakiniku restaurants run special deals on the 29th of the month.

Source: NariNari (Japanese)