This Sunday, July 1, up to 12 intrepid contestants will have the opportunity to prove that they are the burgermeister as they attempt to power down M.L. Rose’s five specialty burgers with more than 35 ounces of hormone- and antibiotic-free beef and all toppings on one bun, along with a single pickle spear and a 16-ounce Yuengling beer.
The burger list consists of the Bacon Cheeseburger, the Bleu Cheeseburger, the Texas Chili Burger, the Mushroom Swiss Burger and the Five-Alarm Burger. The first person to consume all their food and finish their Yuengling will be declared the winner and receive a Yuengling Beach Cruiser bicycle. Second place will win a $50 gift card to M.L. Rose, and third place will win a $30 gift card to M.L. Rose. There will also be beer specials for spectators.
Owner Austin Ray says, "What better way to exercise your personal freedoms than eating way too much way too fast? We had such a great response last year ,and it was so much fun that we just had to do it again this year. I’m looking forward to crowning a new champion!”
The event kicks off at 6 p.m., but get there early if you plan to compete or want to grab a prime viewing position close enough to see but still out of the "danger zone." The entry fee is $30, but all contestants will get a T-shirt plus a beer and all that food, so it's really a pretty good deal.
If you're thinking of entering, I can advise you that last year's winner was a skinny guy who finished in less than nine minutes and then asked for another burger. Second and third place came in at 11 and 13 minutes respectively, so there's your benchmark. Contestants must be at least 21 years of age to participate and must register by 5 p.m. Friday, June 29, by calling 615-712-8160 or visiting M.L. Rose on Facebook.