Here’s a stomach-churning feat: A woman from Arizona devoured not one, but two 72-ounce steak dinners in about an hour at the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo.
The Big Texan posted this message and two photos on Facebook on Tuesday afternoon:
This lovely lady @omgitsmiki from Tucson, AZ completed not only one, but TWO 72oz steak meals back to back. First in 26:40 and second 34:30 👏🏼🤠🥩 @ The Big Texan Steak Ranch & Brewery
The woman, identified as professional competitive eater Miki Sudo, posted a short video on Instagram of her polishing off that second steak. She’s won the women’s title for six straight years at the famous Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.
You might think Sudo is too trim-looking to polish off the Big Texan’s gargantuan meal. However, a longtime employee told me years ago the ones who can most easily accomplish it are not the big, beefy eaters, but the wiry ones.
In addition to the 72-ounce steak, the Big Texan challenge includes a salad, a shrimp cocktail, a baked potato and a roll. You get the meal for free if you consume it all in an hour.
Finding anyone who can consume two of those meals — that’s nine pounds of meat — in one sitting is rare. It’s rarer to find a woman who’s done it.
However, it’s not a record. In 2015, 120-pound Molly Schuyler of Nebraska ate THREE Big Texan 72-ounce steak meals in a mere 20 minutes. She gobbled the first in under five minutes, destroying the record of 8 minutes, 52 seconds set by fellow competitive eater Joey “Jaws” Chestnut in 2008.
The Big Texan’s 72-ounce steak dinner challenge began as a publicity stunt by founder Bob Lee in 1962.
The Big Texan started on Amarillo Boulevard (aka Route 66) in Amarillo in 1960. After Interstate 40 opened in the early 1970s, the Big Texas picked up and moved there to ensure its survival. However, it turns out the Big Texan’s current location sits on an obscure 1920s alignment of Route 66. So it never left the Mother Road at all.
(Image of Miki Sudo preparing to eat two 72-ounce steak dinners at the Big Texan Steak Ranch via Facebook)