One of the things Amarillo is known for is The Big Texan Steakhouse and their 72oz steak challenge.  Many have tried and failed, and many have tried and succeeded.

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According to the Big Texan here are the rules for the 72 oz Steak Challenge:

Lori Crofford
Lori Crofford
  1. Entire meal must be completed in one hour. If any of the meal is not consumed (swallowed)…YOU LOSE!
  2. Before the time starts, you will be allowed to cut into the steak, and take one bite. If the steak tastes good and is cooked to your satisfaction, we will start the time upon your acceptable approval. The time will not stop, and the contest is on, so make SURE before you say “yes.”
  3. Once you have started you are not allowed to stand up, leave your table, or have anyone else TOUCH the meal.
  4. You will be disqualified if anyone assists you in cutting, preparing or eating of your meal. This is YOUR contest.
  5. You don’t have to eat the fat, but we will judge this.
  6. Should you become ill, the contest is over… YOU LOSE! (Please use the container provided as necessary.)
  7. You are required to pay the full amount up front; if you win we will refund 100%.
  8. You must sit at a table that we assign.
  9. If you do not win the steak challenge, you are welcome to take the leftovers with you.
  10. No consumption or sharing of the leftovers is allowed in the restaurant once the contest is over.
  11. If you fail to complete the challenge, you must pay the full $72 dollars.

Easy enough right?

On Saturday, June 10th, JWebby aka James Webb came to Amarillo to try the 72oz Steak Challenge, and not only did he eat it in less than an hour, he broke some records.

JWebby finished his Big Texan 72oz Steak Challenge in 6 minutes and 28 seconds.

He ate that super fast and now holds the record for the 2nd fastest time.  Molly Schuyler holds the record for eating the Big Texan 72oz Steak Challenge at 4 minutes and 22 seconds.  Not only that, she finished two complete challenges in less than 20 minutes.

No clue how they do it.  That's a lot of food for that short period of time!

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