Giordano’s Fort Wayne hosts ‘Deep Dish Pizza’ challenge; winner gobbles pie in 11 minutes

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Pizza lovers, rejoiced as Giordano’s hosted a new challenge for everyday customers and competitive eaters alike.

On Tuesday night, the pizzeria is held the “Deep Dish Pizza Challenge.” Thirty participants signed up to eat a medium cheese deep dish pizza. Russell Bry, Giordano’s Fort Wayne’s co-owner, says a medium pizza typically feeds a family of 4-5.

Additional sauces and non-alcoholic beverages were allowed, but the entire pizza – including the crust – had to be consumed to win.

WANE 15’s Colton Howard gave it a go but did not appear to be a contender.

The winner of the challenge finished the pizza in just over 11 minutes and will receive one large Giordano’s pizza per month for one year. Their portrait will hung on the restaurant’s wall as the first “Deep Dish Pizza Challenge” winner.

The stage is set for Tuesday’s deep dish pizza challenge

Behind the scenes at Giordano’s

Take a closer look at how the Giordano’s kitchen preps their deep dish pizza! Medium pizzas tend to weigh four pounds out of the oven and contain about a dozen ounces of cheese.

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