NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Can you eat 4.6 pounds of burger? Well a local restaurant is asking you to take on the mammoth challenge for a good cause.
Two Butcher Boys employees and their families have been touched by cancer and they wanted to give back the best way they know how and that's by burger.
Think you can take down the Butcher Boys Mega Burger?
This Sunday (3/30/14) you can give it a try while supporting the MD Anderson, Children's Art Project at the same time.
Butcher Boys owner Catherine Huddleston says raising money for cancer research is personal. She's beaten acute leukemia and thyroid cancer.
"I went into an experimental program at MD Anderson and I was a protective environment and 30 days later I came out and I have been cancer free ever since," said Huddleston.
Head cook, Jennifer Williams says her Butcher Boys family was there for her when she conquered breast cancer.
"I just couldn't shake the feeling that something was wrong," said Williams. "It was malignant and I'm telling you when you hear those words. It's malignant. One of the things I love about where I work is that when I went through. They were there. If my children needed a meal they were there," said Williams.
But don't think that Williams will be rooting for you to win.
"We're trying to get as many people to come on in," said Williams. "Try to enjoy this big burger but I can tell you I'm going to be outside on the microphone doing anything I can to distract them because the more that don't finish the more that MD Anderson gets."
This is the challenge. This is the Mega Burger. It's 4.6 pounds. It's a monstrous burger as you can see: meat cheese, onions, lettuce, tomato, the works and you have one hour to see if you can conquer it.
"If you eat all the burger, it's free and you get a t-shirt and a gift card and a koozie from Butcher Boys," said Huddleston.
The Mega Burger competition is Sunday. It's starts at 1:15 PM. There are 20 challengers already signed up but the more the merrier.
You pay $20 to participate. $5 goes to MD Anderson and Butcher Boys will also be serving their regular food all afternoon as well. A percent of days sales will also go to cancer research.