The Big Texan Steak Ranch offers a free meal to anyone who can eat their 72oz steak in one sitting in under an hour , and the set-up has attracted more and more competitive eaters in recent years. Back in 2008, Chestnut broke the long-standing record set by a former Cincinnati Reds pitcher by completing the restaurant's challenge in 8:52. But that's downright sad next to Schuyler's time, so Joey had best up his daily beef reps.
Kristin Hunt is a food/drink staff writer for Thrillist, and will leave timed steak eating to the pros. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.