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Macayo’s Mexican Food Announces Inaugural Chimi Challenge Championship with Cash Prize through Sept. 16

Date(s) – 09/20/2022
11:00 am – 11:00 pm



Chimi lovers can put their money where their mouth is (and maybe win some big money!) with Macayo’s Mexican Food’s Chimi Challenge. Taking place now through Sept. 16, the top 10 finalists will qualify to compete in Macayo’s Inaugural Chimi Challenge Championship at Macayo’s Scottsdale location on Monday, Sept. 26, which is not only the brand’s 76th anniversary but also National Chimichanga Day.




Through Friday, Sept. 16, diners can attempt the Chimi Challenge at any Macayo’s location. The plate features a five-pound chimichanga filled with guests’ choice of shredded beef, shredded chicken or ground beef mixed with Mexican rice and refried beans and topped with red enchilada sauce, Macayo’s famous Baja sauce, fire-roasted tomatillo sauce, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, mixed cheese and Jack cheese for $30.




The behemoth chimi must be finished in 20 minutes. Challenge is for dine-in only. Diners that are successful in their attempt will receive Macayo’s for a full year!




The top 10 successful contestants will also be eligible to compete in the Chimi Challenge Championship for a chance to walk away with up to $2,000 cash and a Macayo’s catering event for 15 guests. All 10 finalists will receive some great Macayo’s swag including:


                -2022 Chimi Challenge Championship T-shirt


                -Full set of all Macayo’s apparel line items


                -Full set of all Macayo’s home product line items




Prizes for the top three winners are as follows:


                -Grand Prize: $2,000 cash and catering for up to 15 guests


                -2nd Place Prize: $1,000 cash


                -3rd Place Prize: $500 cash




Finalists will be contacted for complete details on participating in the Chimi Challenge Championship. For more information, visit




Date: Chimi Challenge takes place through Sept. 16; Championship takes place Sept. 26


Time: During restaurant hours


Location: Macayo’s Mexican Food restaurants valleywide (addresses below)






12637 S. 48th St., Phoenix 85044






ASU Tempe



650 N. Scottsdale Rd., Tempe 85281






Bell Road, Glendale



6012 W. Bell Rd., Glendale 85308









1474 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear 85395






Mesa, Dobson Road



1920 S. Dobson Rd., Mesa 85202









8608 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale 85260






Superstition Springs



6538 E. Superstition Springs Blvd., Mesa 85206









15565 W. Bell Rd., Surprise 85374






Coming Soon – Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport



6033 S. Sossaman Rd., Mesa 85212