This man polished off the entire menu of a fast food restaurant in just an hour – and helped to raise cash for charity.
Kyle Gibson is a professional competitive eater and currently ranks number one in the British Eating League.
He has taken part in a number of Man vs Food-style challenges in the past but admits this was “one of the craziest things” he has ever done.
The food, which had more than 13,000 calories, included:
- Eight burgers
- Four hotdogs
- Two orders of fries
- Two veggie sandwiches
- One grilled cheese sandwich
- One BLT sandwich
- Two milkshakes
- Two refill drinks
Kyle was sponsored to carry out the challenge, which raised £400 for the Newcastle West End Foodbank as well as £100 worth of food for the charity.
He said: “The challenge was to eat the entire menu at Five Guys and I did it. It took me just under 61 minutes and it was not easy. It was a bit of a struggle but I managed to get through it.”
Kyle has been taking part in tough eating contests for around four years and keeps his followers updated on his Kyle V Food Facebook page and YouTube channel.
He added: “I love doing crazy stuff like this but I do realise that there are people out there who really can’t afford food, who are in bad situations and generally need help and rely on places like foodbanks in order to feed their families.
“This is why I’m donating money and food to the Newcastle West End Foodbank.”
Kyle also explained that, when he is not taking part in contests involving super-sized portions, he eats healthily and exercises regularly.
He goes to the gym, does bike riding and hiking, and was able to continue with his fitness routine at home during the lockdown.
“Six days a week, I have a healthy diet including fruit and vegetables, and I get plenty of exercise,” said Kyle.
“Before the lockdown, I used to go the gym every single day and when the restrictions were put in place I still exercised at home.
“I do take part in contests like this but I make sure I keep myself healthy during the other days of the week.”