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Nacogdoches' Butcher Boys raises money for charity with "Megaburger" contest

Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

The competition was stacked this morning as contestants tried to take down six pounds of beef, cheese, and all the fixings.

"The burger was too big for me to even imagine, I didn't think it was going to be that big,” said contestant Shane Diaz.

Each contestant had their own strategy coming in.

"Try to eat the meat first, save the bread and everything else last," explained contestant Brandon Glenn.

"My plan was no to eat until I got sick,” Diaz joked.

However, sick was what most of these contestants felt and not one of them could eat the entire Mega Burger.

"I thought I was going to puke,” said contestant Caden Diaz.

According to Butcher Boys, this isn't uncommon. Only two people have ever completely eaten the burger and claimed the prize, but winning isn't the reason so many people come out to compete. Every entry fee goes towards helping others in need.

"It's always good when people come together,” Butcher Boys manager Macy Blankenship said. “We always see so much negative, you know, people standing divided and when people come together like this it's great."

A portion of the proceeds will go towards the SFA Veterans Affairs and the rest will go towards another organization near and dear to the Butcher Boys family.

"We donate most of the money to MD Anderson,” Blankenship explained. “It's for cancer research. My grandma's a three time cancer survivor."

Butcher Boys raised $850 just last year.

Contestants were thrilled to help out others in such a fun way.

"I love the fact that the money goes towards Veterans and cancer patients,” said contestant Hunter Welch. “I like helping out with anybody and if I can help out by eating a burger, that's all the better!”

However after today, it will probably be while before any of the contestant eat any beef.

“I don't want to see one for a little while,” Glenn said. “It'll probably be a week before I want to see a hamburger again."

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