Woman Gobbles 9 Lbs. of Steak in 15 Minutes

Molly Schuyler sets Big Texan challenge record
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted May 28, 2014 12:17 PM CDT
Woman Gobbles 9 Lbs. of Steak in 15 Minutes
In this photo taken Monday, May 26, 2014, Molly Schuyler, of Bellevue, Neb., smiles after eating two 72-ounce steak meals in under 15 minutes at The Big Texan Steak Ranch.   (AP Photo/The Amarillo Globe News, Sean Steffen)

Molly Schuyler set a new steak-eating record on Monday: She ate a 72-ounce steak at the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, Texas—plus sides of baked potato, shrimp cocktail, bread, and salad—in less than five minutes, crushing the former record of 8 minutes and 52 seconds, the Amarillo Globe-News reports. But that wasn't all. The competitive eater from Nebraska then downed another steak meal of the same size, and the whole thing was done in a hair under 15 minutes. (Her breakdown, per the AP: 4 minutes and 58 seconds for the first, and 9 minutes and 59 seconds for the second.)

The restaurant's challenge, it explains on its website, is to eat a 72-ounce steak in an hour; the customer then gets it for free. "The second one, I wasn’t going really for time,” the Bellevue, Neb., mother says. "There was no point. I had to do it in under an hour, so I was fine." Schuyler is 5-foot-7 and weighs 125 pounds, according to records from a Philadelphia contest in which she ate 363 wings in half an hour. "She’s one of the daintiest, smallest ladies that I’ve see try the 72-ounce steak," says the restaurant's co-owner, but "if there’s a zombie apocalypse, I want to stay away from this girl." Schuyler wants to try to tackle three steak dinners next. (More steak stories.)

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