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The Big Texan: Free 72-Ounce Steak
Also known as “The Texas King,” the 72-ounce free steak will have you singing “I’m Henery the Eighth, I amall the way to the emergency room. Seriously, what kind of obscene crazy crap is this? If you eat a four-and-a half-pound steak, plus shrimp cocktail, baked potato, salad, roll, and butter within an hour, the $70 dinner is on the house. Over 8,000 people have successfully stepped up to the challenge, including an 11-year old boy and a 69-year old grandmother. What is wrong with us? The steak alone provides more than enough daily calories for two people, reliable nutritional data is not available for the entire dinner, but I’m pretty confidant that the whole disaster would easily support a small family’s caloric needs for a day.

Perhaps most telling is item number 6 in the FREE 72OZ STEAK DINNER RULES: Should you become ill, the contest is over… YOU LOSE! (Please use the container provided as necessary.)

Uhm, yeah.

The steak alone:
Calories: 5, 760
Fat (g): 480

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.


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1:59PM PDT on Sep 28, 2015

Thanks Melissa.

1:55PM PDT on Sep 28, 2015

Thank you Melissa.

7:12AM PDT on Jun 11, 2014

If somebody consumes these types of food regularly then they are welcoming a heart attack or organ failure, just stinks that they get to burden the health system and get transplants when they are needed for being STUPID and selfish. IDIOTS!!!

9:22PM PDT on Sep 1, 2013

Wow .. luckily I have never heard of any of these .

4:02AM PDT on Jul 29, 2013

Interesting but unless one eats this stuff on a regular basis, there is such a thing as moderation. There are some bizarre things...very few would even eat all of a 72 oz steak for instance, most would take a large portion of it home and eat it for a few other meals. I believe that they even have a contest there that if one can eat the entire steak it is free. Not many would take them up on that offer and just cart rest of it home. I prefer organic non-factory farm meat but there are other choices such as the cake and that strange looking concoction from Denny's. To each their own. Since I don’t bother with the fast food fare as there are healthier places out there to eat but most of the time I just cook my own organic food from scratch at home and avoid the fast food not to mention the highly processed foods sold in grocery stores.

3:21PM PDT on Jul 25, 2013


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11:17PM PDT on Jul 10, 2013

Holy cow!

3:47AM PDT on Jun 20, 2013

ughh... lost my appetite... Thank you for that & for 10 pages.

3:09AM PDT on Jun 20, 2013


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