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This Guy Ate at Benihana 579 Times Last Year

... and he was rewarded for it.

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They say that variety is the spice of life, but 51-year-old Jack King is inclined to disagree: His dining routine at Benihana has won him some serious prizes. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, the electrical salesmen ate at the hibachi chain 579 times in 2014. That works out to an average of 1.58 times a day. King tells the paper that he normally dines at the chain four time a week, especially at lunch. However, when out of town, that number tends to increase.

To prove his record, King had his photo digitally taken by staff at each location he visited.

King participated in the chain's 2014 Passport Challenge and won in the "total number of visits to Benihana category." The chain tells the paper that over 19,000 people took part in the challenge but that the next closest competitor to King only managed to make 300 visits. To prove his record, King had his photo digitally taken by staff at each location he visited.

For all of his hibachi-eating, King will receive a free trip for two to "any Benihana location in the U.S." and a $1,000 gift card which will help offset the nearly $6,000 he spends at the restaurant over a year. If finding a companion for all those meals at the chain becomes a problem for King, he should hit up comedian Tracy Morgan, a fellow Benihana enthusiast.


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