After more than 200 attempts by different customers, a man from Fort Myers beat the Miceli's Burger Challenge, consuming six pounds of food within 45 minutes.
Bryan Miller said he found out about the challenge from his buddy, Jeff Stash, who is a regular at Miceli's Restaurant. Although he has entered a barbeque challenge and wing challenge in the past, this was the first time he had attempted the burger challenge at Miceli's.
"It was near impossible," Miller said. "I thought I was going to die. Six pounds of anything is pretty rough."
Bryan Miller, a Fort Myers resident, is the first person to beat the Miceli’s Burger Challenge, which consists of six pounds of food, the day before Thanksgiving.
He said he kept looking at his wife, anticipating that she would tell him good job and he could stop.
"She kept on saying you can do it," Miller said.
On the day before Thanksgiving, at the very last second Miller finished a meal that included one pound of pulled pork, a one pound beef patty on a one-pound bun with one pound of French fries with chili, all of which he said was very good.
Miceli's Burger Challenge
* 1 pound mammoth homemade bun
* 1 pound Angus ground beef
* 1 pound spicy BBQ pulled pork
* 1 pound chili cheese fries
* 2 pounds Fiesta Straws, American cheese, and all the toppings
$21.99 plus tax. Finish the meal in the time allowed and the burger is free.
Source: Miceli's web site
"The band was playing a song for us," he said while he was consuming the six pounds of food. "It was pretty neat."
Miller said the challenge was very energizing.
"Everyone wanted me to do good," he said. "Everyone was rooting me on, the owners were rooting me on."
Miller's accomplishment awarded him a T-shirt, as well as his name and photograph on the wall of Miceli's. He said he also earned bragging rights.
"I am the only one to do it, that's pretty cool," Miller said.
The Burger Challenge is still being held at Miceli's.
Miceli's is at 3930 Pine Island Road, Matlacha.