Eat 28 Inches of Pizza in One Hour in The Big Unit Challenge








Hilton Head, S.C. — (August 19, 2010) Inspired by the hit Travel Channel TV show “Man vs. Food,” Giuseppi’s Pizza & Pasta in Bluffton has issued a challenge to all Blufftonians – Can you consume 28 inches of one-topping pizza in one hour?

Giuseppi’s introduced its Big Unit 28-inch pizza at its Bluffton location back in June and the reaction to it has been “surprising and humorous,” says Lori Taylor, Managing Partner of the location.  “First of all, there’s the name that people love to joke about.  And then when people order the pizza for the table, they really aren’t picturing what 28 inches of pizza looks like.  So when it is presented to the table, we have been able to get some humorous photos of people’s reactions,” Taylor says.
The Man vs. Big Unit Challenge was issued via the restaurant’s Facebook page in early July and there were immediately two takers.  “We had a feeling the guys would be stepping up to the plate,” says Taylor.

The first challenger, Justin Lane of Bluffton, had to stop eating with a little more than half of the pizza remaining.  “The bread is what gets people,” Lane says of the difficulty he had during the challenge.  When asked whether he will try the challenge again he says, “Yes I will.”  He offers his advice to future challenge-takers:  “Don’t drink a lot of your drink, soak the crust in water and eat the crust last.”

The second competitor came the closest so far to meeting the challenge, leaving only three pieces remaining.  “We were really rooting for him to finish,” says Taylor.  “After he came so close, I’m actually hoping for someone to finish so we can have our first winner on our Wall of Fame,” she says.  Anyone who completes the challenge, consuming all 28 inches of a one-topping pizza and its crust within one hour will not only receive their pizza free, but they also receive a Big Unit t-shirt, a $50.00 gift card and their photo and name on the Wall of Fame.

Taylor says that she has already had another challenger contact her to attempt the feat this week.  “I think word is getting out there and maybe people are actually egging each other on to try it,” Taylor says. 

At Giuseppi’s, it’s all about the food.  For more than 20 years they’ve been living out their passion for food by serving up the freshest pizza, pasta and hoagies in a neighborhood atmosphere like the ones they knew in Pittsburgh.  Whether you want to bring the whole neighborhood in or bring Giuseppi’s home to the whole neighborhood, they have just what you need.  From original products like Homemade To-Go, catering for parties and events at your place or dinner for the whole family at their place, they have the menu and the atmosphere you’ve been looking for.  Giuseppi’s in Bluffton is located at 25 Bluffton Road/Highway 46 in Kitties Crossing in Bluffton.  They are open from 11am-10pm daily and offer carryout, catering and delivery.  They can be contacted at 843-815-9200.

The SERG award winning family of restaurants includes: Giuseppi’s Pizza and Pasta on Hilton Head, Bluffton and Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina and Macon and Gray, Georgia; One Hot Mama’s American Grille on Hilton Head; Frankie Bones Restaurant & Lounge in Hilton Head and Asheville, North Carolina; The Black Marlin Bayside Grill & Hurricane Bar at Palmetto Bay Marina on Hilton Head; The Lodge on Hilton Head; WiseGuys Restaurant and Wine Bar on Hilton Head and Skull Creek Boathouse on Hilton Head.  The constant in all of the restaurant concepts is the passion The SERG Restaurant Group shares for creating a memorable dining experience.  Real People. Real Food. Real Passion.  For more information visit