In a feat of stomach-churning bravery, a Tampa native is being celebrated today after he devoured a 10-pound burrito in under 10 minutes, earning himself a lifetime supply of Tums.
The burrito, which contained beans, rice, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and five pounds of steak, was offered as part of a promotion by a local restaurant chain. The restaurant promised a year’s worth of free burritos to anyone who could finish the giant burrito in under 30 minutes, but nobody had been able to do it… until now.
The man, who goes by the name “Burrito Bandit” on social media, says he prepared for the challenge by fasting for 24 hours and doing an intense workout the day before. “I was determined to win those free burritos,” he told Tampa News Force in an exclusive interview. “And the lifetime supply of Tums is just icing on the cake.”
The man finished the burrito in just under 10 minutes, to the amazement and horror of onlookers. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” said one witness. “He just kept shoveling it in, like he was possessed or something.”
As a reward for his victory, the man was presented with a year’s worth of free burritos, as well as a lifetime supply of Tums. “I’m going to need them after all these burritos,” he said with a laugh.
The restaurant chain has promised to come up with an even more difficult challenge for next year’s promotion. “We’re thinking about a 20-pound burrito,” said a spokesperson for the chain. “But we’ll have to make sure we have enough Tums on hand first.”