The Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo is famous for its 72-oz steak dinner deal, where the entire thing is free — if you eat it all (including the shrimp cocktail, baked potato, salad and roll) within an hour. That challenge was nothing for a woman from Nebraska who not only scarfed down two of these meals, but did so in fewer than 15 minutes.
You can watch the carnage in the above video as the competitive eater — who recently shattered a wing-eating record at the notorious, debaucherous Wing Bowl here in Philadelphia — finishes off her first steak dinner in 4:58, followed by a second meal at the leisurely pace of 9:59.
The previous record for eating a single 72-oz meal at the Big Texan had been 8:52.
“We witnessed history,” the restaurant’s co-owner tells the Amarillo Globe-News. “If there’s a zombie apocalypse, I want to stay away from this girl.”
Given that there was still more than 45 minutes remaining on her original clock to eat the single meal, the champ says she intends to come back to see if she can devour three steak dinners before exploding like Mr. Creosote from The Meaning of Life.