4500 calories demolished by one man in under 12 minutes
An American man who took on a food challenge at a Leicester cafe wolfed down a whopping 4,500 calorie meal in under 12 minutes.
Randy Santel, a professional eater currently touring the UK, ate a breakfast of six sausages, six eggs, six rashers of bacon, six hash browns and six slices of toast, as well as six pancakes – covered in sweet, sticky maple syrup.
The 4,500 calories it contained was almost twice the daily intake a man would need to maintain a normal weight.
Randy’s mega-breakfast has been dubbed the Kieran Brookes 666 Challenge but he shrugged off any competition, beating the previous record by over seven minutes.
He said: “It was good to beat the record, the food was really great and the people were really nice.”
The 28-year-old from St Louis, Missouri completed the challenge kneeling on the ground and wearing headphones.
He said: “The hardest part was the pancakes because they were so thick and dense.
“My plan was to get those eaten first, then coast away until the end. The pancakes were good though, I’ve never had anything like them.”
Dozens of visitors packed into the cafe to watch as Randy faced the challenge.
Camille Collyer, joint owner of the bistro, said: “Randy completed the challenge ridiculously fast – much faster than I thought he would.
“He wolfed it down. I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Camille said the more than 300 spectators everyone watched Randy, only the eighth man to complete the challenge, in utter disbelief.
“This is going to be a pretty tough time for anyone else to beat,” said Camille.
Randy’s visit to Leicester was part of a competitive eating tour of the UK, which began on December 26.
He has already won 26 of his challenges while on tour and has a further 20 to complete.