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When:
Friday, 11 Apr 2008
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Who:
Ryan "Bob" Barker
Details:
Ryan consumed one (1) cheeseburger Happy Meal from McDonald's in 62.27 seconds. This consisted of the cheeseburger, small fries, and a small drink (water). As seems to be the standard with speed eating challenges, Ryan had a case of the shakes, presumably as a part of the strategy -- it has been shown to help increase saliva production and to accelerate the jaw's chomping actions, both of which aid in swallowing.
This successful challenge finally puts to rest the questions about the validity of the infamous "71-second Happy Meal" job that the previous record holder Chad Haselby posted about eleven (11) months prior to this challenge (at WizzlePalooza 2007). There were questions looming around the regulation-ness of Chad's Happy Meal, as the french fry count was reportedly a bit low. [youtube.com video (new window)]. Be sure to catch Ryan's reaction after the 71-second Happy Meal beating that Chad put down that night. Note: that challenge never became an official record, as the case became caught up in the legal system, neither camp willing to budge an inch on their take.
Fine job, Ryan "Bob" Barker. Your challenge also brought to an end the terrible Food Challenge Drought of 2007-2008 (there was a staggering seven (7) months gap in action since the previous challenge in Aug 2007).
Happy Meal

-[Show all record entries for Fastest Happy Meal consumption ]-
When:
Tuesday, 03 Jul 2007
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Who:
Ryan "Bob" Barker
Details:
Ryan put the smackdown on two (2) Big Ugly burgers from Bub's Burgers, each of which had a twenty-two (22) ounce (pre-cooked weight) patty. Ryan fired it up in fine fashion, ready to conquer the burger world. Part of the way through the first Big Ugly, Ryan ordered the second. Shortly after finishing the first, he also ordered the third, as it was taking the cooks so long. Confidence supreme.
Next, the next burger. Ooph. "Lookit all that meat", exclaimed an excited entourage member (to himself, of course, so as not to discourage "The Machine"). Ryan kept working and working, all the while growing less and less confident. He came to realize that this off-the-cuff event may have gone better with some prior planning, and that three (3) Big Ugly burgers was probably out of his reach that day. He had a lot of hopes riding on his attempt -- even the waitress was giving strong words of encouragement, and she too was crushed when Ryan had to waive off on the third burger.
Is this eater really human? Does he actually have limits? He may have hit a wall this day, but he has vowed to make it back after some training/planning, and will again fight to conquer three (3) Big Ugly burgers. Not only would he be the first person in the restaurant's history to do so, the restaurant would hang a life-size poster of Ryan to immortalize and celebrate the triumphant eating machine. Some day.
Meat
When:
Wednesday, 18 Apr 2007
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Who:
Ryan "Bob" Barker
Details:
Ryan stacked four (4) Burger King Quad-Stackers in his [bottomless?] belly. In a fashion which is quickly becoming his trademark, he leisurely munched on the big ol' burgers as though he was enjoying a pic-uh-nic basket at the park. He had downed seventy-five percent (75%) of the big-as-a-baby's-head burgers before some spectators even had the chance to finish their measly one (1) Whomper meal.
An onlooker's comment that the burly burger bore a resemblance to a beat-down beaver seemed to fuel Ryan's eating-machine fire. Has this man no limits? There was only one (1) display of mortality, visible when Ryan proclaimed "that was close" after a particularly meaty burp. Will all records soon belong to Ryan "Bob" Barker? At this rate, no record is safe. As an aside: These bountiful beef bombs totaled four-thousand (4000) calories, and two-hundred seventy-two (272) grams of delicious fat.
It's good to be king!
When:
Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007
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Who:
Ryan "Bob" Barker
Details:
To start out, Ryan stepped up and ordered up four (4) wiener dogs, enough Quarter Pound Kosher Dogs (QPKDs) to run the Sam's Club Snack Bar out of stock for the day. Unfortunately for the readers, these four QPKDs were gone before details with any real meat could be recorded. Ryan scarfed down the snouts, ears, and blended organs that comprised the tasty dogs faster than one could say, "mechanically separated meat" (a common wiener dog ingredient). He had impounded that pound of dogs in around twelve (12) minutes.
Still craving questionable, machine-formed meat-stuffs, Ryan returned to the Snack Bar counter to get one (1) Quarter Pound Polish Sausage (QPPS). After man-handling that meat, Ryan felt that challengees should make it a point to thoroughly enjoy their feasts. So, he treated himself to a raspberry-vanilla ice-cream-on-a-stick treat. That is five (5) quarter-pound hotdog-type sandwiches and dessert in twenty-two (22) minutes. Obligatory exclamation: Hot diggity-dog!
After those twenty-two (22) total minutes of food abuse, Ryan came to rest. While no spectators were injured, with Ryan's skills at the lunch table, they should put a safety sign on this guy: "Keep hands clear while Ryan is destroying food items". Additionally, after the dogs that the spectators enjoyed began running about the spectators' innards, there should be a safety sign warning of the noxious fumes being emitted (Birk).
Caution! Watch Uranus after QPKD Battles!

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When:
Friday, 23 Feb 2007
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Who:
Ryan "Bob" Barker
Details:
Barker chomped down ten (10) double cheese burgers from McDonald's for a total of four-thousand four-hundred (4400) calories. Each tasty burger contained four-hundred and forty (440) calories, which is down from the four-hundred and sixty (460) that the double cheese burgers of Jan 2006 (see previous record, link below). He is only the second competitor to reach the four-thousand calorie plateau. Fine job, Ryan. Now, no eating for the next two days, in order to balance out the RDA values...
-[Show all record entries for Highest caloric intake in one sitting ]-
When:
Friday, 23 Feb 2007
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Who:
Ryan "Bob" Barker
Details:
Ryan "Bob" Barker chomped down ten (10) delicious McDonald's double cheese burgers ("dcb's") in right at sixty (60) minutes. Barker began the devastation by killing two (2) of the dcb's in just four (4) minutes. He even doubled-up on numbers 5 and 6, effectively killing a quadruple cheese burger. The fevered pace eventually slowed, but Barker remained all smiles. As any good showman, Barker kept the suspense high throughout the competition. He took the challenge down to the wire, finishing the last bite just as time expired (many thanks to the supportive lookers-on). Barker's new nickname: The Cheeseburglar.
At 165g (5.8 oz) each, the dcb's totaled 1650g, which is 58.2 ounces; that is 3.63 pounds! And, at 440 calories each (down from the 460 calories that dcb's of Jan 2006 possessed), Barker ended up ingesting 4400 calories. Thanks for the high-energy lunch, Ronald!
Barker was spotted leaving the main wing's restroom about 1.5 hours after the competition concluded, still carrying a dashing smile. Do-do-do-do-doo, I'm lovin' it!
-[Show all record entries for Most McDonald's Double Cheese Burgers eaten ]-