How to get a free meal
Everyone out there in this big world at some point in time likes to be given something for free. The word free really makes a person's ears perk up, and quickly grabs their attention. The word free has a magical ring to it, but sometimes there's a catch to getting something for free. You may have to do something, or buy something else to get whatever it is that you are getting for free.
To get this wonderful great tasting free meal, you are going to have to do a little something special if you want it for free. It's really not all that big of a deal, and all you have to do is finish eating it all. This may sound like it's not a big deal, but there's a little bit more to it, or maybe I should say that there's a lot more to it.
In Amarillo, Texas there's a very popular restaurant called "The Big Texan Steak Ranch". It's located in the middle of Amarillo, Texas, and it's been a favorite stopping point on old historic route 66 since the year 1960. There are signs over fifty miles away on both ends of the Interstate directing you there. Another words you shouldn't have any problem finding this famous place.
Once you are there you will be greeted outside by giant cow and cowboy, with the promise of a free big thick juicy steak. Yes free, but this is Texas and everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes the steaks. I know this well, because I was personally at this wonderful eating establishment, and I took the photographs that are in this hub. The place both looked and smelled great!
The deal on this free steak is rather simple. All that you have to do is eat all of the steak along with it's trimmings in 60 minutes. The steak by the way is a full 72 ounces in size. Even for Texas this is a pretty big steak for measure. It would probably feed two averaged sized men for an entire week.
I probably only know one person in this world who could do this, and that's a co-worker of mine - Big Johnny. He's been banned from from a couple of "all you can eat" breakfast buffets in town, and he can really pack the food down. If Big Johnny couldn't eat it all then he'd die trying to eat all of that steak.
If you decide to tackle this idea, and try to eat this steak, then they have a special seat already set aside for you up high above everyone else. It's a table on stage right up front and center. The table is directly in front of the grill. Also there are big time clocks on the wall to let you know just how much time you have left, out of the one hour, to finish eating your steak. And don't forget all of the trimmings which include four jumbo sized jalapeno peppers. They have a sample plate for everyone to view on their way in, and let me tell you, that's the thickest steak that I've ever seen.
The Big Texan Steak Ranch brags that one of their faithful patrons completed this feat twenty times. Other Steakhouse factoids include a 63 year old grandma eating the meal in 1977, a 500 pound Siberian tiger eating the meal in just 90 seconds, and the the current champ Joey "Jaws" Chestnut holding the record at 8 minutes & 52 seconds. If your stomach isn't big enough, and it probably isn't, then don't worry about failure, just bring your wallet. Failure does come with a price. That price is a dollar an ounce, or $72.00 for this thick juicy steak dinner. This certainly isn't for everyone, and like everything in the empire of Texas, they have one of the biggest steak menus anywhere around waiting for you. On a visit there I was fortunate enough to be able to witness a man try to attempt to get this free meal. According to his waitress there's was some paperwork involved before he could start eating, and he also wasn't required to eat the giant sized jalapeno pepper. I briefly spoke to him in the lobby after he was finished eating, and he didn't quite finish eating his giant sized meal. He said that the steak beat him, but he still ate 50oz out of the 72oz steak. He was only 22oz away from a free meal. I'm glad I was able to tell you about this great free offer. The food here is totally awesome, and you may want to add paying a visit to here someday on your bucket list. I don't know about you, but writing this hub has made me hungry, and I'm going to get something to eat now.