Friday, April 20, 2018
TTD Food & Dining

Video: Woman eats giant burrito in Tampa, wins $2,500

The first year of Taco Bus' El Jefe Burrito Eating Championship featured a ragtag group of amateurs vying for a $250 prize. It was won by an Orlando man who polished off the 2.5-pound burrito in 2:22.

This year the prize was bumped to $2,500, and out came the big guns. The winner, a woman from Nebraska weighing in at 127 pounds, did it in less than half of last year's winning time.

Competitive eater Molly Schuyler, who in February set a record at  Philadelphia's Wing Bowl by eating 501 chicken wings, dominated all competition in Tampa on Thursday night.

She finishing her burrito in 1:06, a time she said would have been well under a minute had she heard the starting horn.

Schuyler also made a stop in St. Petersburg on Wednesday where she also conquered Nitally's Inferno Soup Challenge.

The Thai-Mexican restaurant on Central Avenue posted that Schuyler finished off the intensely hot concoction of broth, veggies and ghost peppers in just over four minutes.

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