Otis Pizzeria’s owners are putting on a series of charity eating contests of corn dogs, pizza and Philly cheesesteaks over the next two months with cash and gift certificate prizes, the first of which is set for 11:45 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 27.
Pronto Pups is a familiar name in Otis, seeing as how the business featuring the famous corn dogs has been around since 1946 in the same 1252 Salmon River Highway location in the heart of the small Oregon town. Recently, the business was rebranded Otis Pizzeria with online ordering and local delivery to Otis and Lincoln City, increasing its customer base.
Gary Fromm, who owns the town and is co-owner of Otis Pizzeria with four others, has invited the public to attend the first of three planned “Annual Otis Eating Contests,” offering $100 to the person who eats the most Pronto Pups in five minutes. Second- and third-place contestants will receive $100 and $50 gift certificates, respectively.
The cost for entering the contest is a $5 donation with all proceeds going to Pick of the Litter Thrift Store in Newport, which supports the Lincoln County Animal Shelter and other animal efforts in Lincoln County.
A pizza eating contest is scheduled for 11:45 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 10. The winner will take home $100 with second and third place getting gift certificates to Otis Pizzeria in the amounts of $100 and $50.
On the menu for 11:45 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 24, will be the Philly Cheesesteak Eating Contest, where — you guessed it, the person who eats the most Philly cheesesteaks in five minutes will earn the same cash rewards as the other two contests as well as unique bragging rights until next year.
All contestants must be over 18 and fill out an entry and waiver form that acknowledges “eating large amounts of food in a short time is potentially hazardous and is an uncomfortable activity.”
For more information and a complete set of rules go to otispizzeria.com.