AMARILLO, Texas, May 27 (UPI) -- A competitive eater from Nebraska set a record in Texas by taking down two 72-ounce steak dinners – nine pounds of meat – from the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo in less than 15 minutes.
Molly Schuyler, a 5-foot-7, 125-pound mother, took out the first dinner, including a baked potato, shrimp, a salad and a bread roll, in 4 minutes 58 seconds. She wasn't full and went on to polish off her second dinner in 9:59.
Schuyler's first time was so fast that it broke a record held by Joey Chestnut, an eater who is probably best well-known for competing in the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4 in Coney Island.
"We witnessed history," Big Texan co-owner Danny Lee told the Amarillo Globe-News. "If there's a zombie apocalypse, I want to stay away from this girl."
The Big Texan Steak Ranch offers a free meal to anyone who finishes the 72-ounce steak challenge in less than an hour.
"The second one, I wasn't going really for time," she said. "There was no point. I had to do it in under an hour, so I was fine."
Perhaps what Schuyler was able to accomplish at the Steak Ranch should come as no surprise as she previously set a world record by taking out a 72-ounce steak in less than three minutes...