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Local Restaurant Owner & World Champion Competitive Eater Jamie ‘The Bear’ McDonald of Bear’s Smokehouse Finalist in Nationwide GoDaddy The Big Leap Contest

Local Restaurant Owner & World Champion Competitive Eater Jamie ‘TheBear’ McDonald of Bear’s Smokehouse Finalist in Nationwide GoDaddy TheBig Leap ContestKansas City native, world renowned competitive eater, and owner of Windsor, Connecticut’sBear’s Smokehouse, Jamie "The Bear" McDonald, has been chosen as one of five finalists forGoDaddy’s The Big Leap contest. McDonald will be taking on the 8.5lb Bearwich sandwichchallenge to promote the contest.Windsor, CT (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 -- Kansas City native, world renowned competitive eater, and ownerof Windsor, Connecticut’s Bear’s Smokehouse, Jamie "The Bear" McDonald, has been chosen as one of fivefinalists for GoDaddy’s The Big Leap contest. McDonald and fellow contestants compete to win six month’ssalary to pursue their small business dream full time.McDonald beat out thousands of contestants and raced around the famed Charlotte Motor Speedway at speedsof over 125 mph to pitch his business idea to GoDaddy spokeswoman— famed NASCAR driver DanicaPatrick, who declared that she not only loved his KC style BBQ, but ‘loved his pitch’. The Big Leap wasannounced via commercial during the first break of the 2014 Super Bowl.See Jamie’s Pitch to Danica Patrick here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_WHBYhDFGoMcDonald, who grew up in Kansas City, worked in barbecue restaurants across the metro and has taken realKansas City BBQ to the delight of the East Coast. People are not only lined up around the block to sample hismouth watering fare, but Bear’s Smokehouse and McDonald are focused and committed to giving back to thecommunity. McDonald offers a second chance to many by offering employment and the chance to get back ontheir feet. By winning The Big Leap, McDonald will be able to focus on his restaurant and the community fulltime and plans to open two more locations in 2014.In order to promote the contest McDonald will be the first to tackle the 8.5 lb BBQ Sandwich at Bear’sSmokehouse at 6:45pm on 2/6/2014.Facebook users may vote by heading to http://www.godaddy.com/jamie. Voting ends March, 2nd 2014.About Jamie “THE BEAR” McDonald:Born and raised in "The BBQ capital of the world" Kansas City, Missouri, Jamie McDonald spent his highschool years working for one of the best BBQ restaurants in the city. Upon graduating from school, Jamiejoined the Navy and in his travels across the U.S. and abroad, was always on the lookout for great bar-b-que.Much to his dismay, nothing lived up to the BBQ he grew up eating back home. This forced Jamie to rely onhis skills he picked up while working in high school. From wood and meat selection to his homemade saucesand rubs, Jamie has near perfected his craft.Jamie is also an independent competitive eater who has won over 50 eating competitions across the country. Hewas most recently named by All Pro Eating the “#1 Independent Competitive Eater 2012” and “CompetitiveEating Rookie of the Year 2012”. Jamie’s competitive eating have been featured in ESPN, The Huffington Postand The New York Daily News. Jamie is also a natural bodybuilder and he documents his diet and workoutPage 2/3If you have any questions regarding information in these press releases please contact the company listed in the press release. Our complete disclaimerappears here - PRWeb ebooks - Another online visibility tool from PRWebregimen on The Huffington Post as well as his own website. He currently resides in Windsor with his wife,Cheryl, who co-owns Bear’s BBQ and two children.For more on Jamie:YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/eatbeareatWebsite: http://www.bearsbbq.comFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/bearsbbq

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