Krystal Circuit Announced

KSO6 Qualifying Dates And Cities Announced

Whether you're vying for a shot at the final table or simply a competitive eating fan ready to map out this year's weekend road-trip schedule, it's time to start planning your path to the Krystal Square Off VI World Hamburger Eating Championship.

Scheduled to kick off in Chattanooga, Tenn. on August 22, 2009, the seven-city qualifying circuit will journey through six additional Southern cities, including a first ever tour stop in San Antonio. This year's Krystal Square Off VI tour will not only pit amateur hopefuls against the world’s best competitive eaters but will also give eaters the chance to put their money where their mouth is, literally.

“Now in our sixth year, the Krystal Square Off is a world-class event and Southern tradition that gives amateur hopefuls from all across the South a chance to go up against the very best," said Brad Wahl, vice president of marketing, The Krystal Company. "We're thrilled to host qualifying events in many familiar places plus our first ever stop in one of Krystal's new markets, San Antonio. With many of the world's best gustatory athletes set to compete in our regional qualifiers and exciting new rules that alter the playing field for eaters, we're confident that Krystal Square Off VI will be the biggest and best yet."

Dates and cities for Krystal Square Off VI qualifying circuit and championship final are as follows:

August 22 – Southern Brewers Festival in Chattanooga, Tenn.
August 29 – Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, Tex.
September 7 – Jacksonville Landing in Jacksonville, Fla.
September 12 – University of Alabama-Birmingham Football Game in
Birmingham, Ala.
September 13 – Lenox Square in Atlanta, Ga.
September 19 – Tennessee State Fair in Nashville, Tenn.
September 20 – Tennessee Valley Fair in Knoxville, Tenn.
September 27 – Ross's Landing in Chattanooga, Tenn.

There's no dunking in the KSO but this year competitors will have the option of downing up to five Big Angus Burgers, each of which will count as five Krystals.