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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!

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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.

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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)