“So… you want 15 cheeseburgers in total?” Asked the lady behind the McDonald’s counter, when Sue asked for 14 cheeseburgers and a Happy Meal.
The story began when Steve claimed that he could eat 7 McDonald’s cheeseburgers in one go. Didn’t sound like a big challenge to me but was unbelievable to the petite Sue (who wasn’t there when our team dined with a client at Morton’s, by the way). She took us on a bet. Steve and I took her on because it’d be a free meal on her. Yeah, we guys are cheap like that.
So we sat down in a conference room and finished the stuff in just under 20 minutes. The burgers were made fresh, but didn’t taste all that good after the 2nd or 3rd. That’s probably why they don’t sell a Seven-Cheeseburger Value Meal. I really didn’t care about the 2,100 calories or the 84 grams of fat, but the 5,250mg / 217% daily intake sodium scared me a little. I also completed my meal with a can of Coke. Steve had a Diet (because he needed to be on one!). Sue had her single cheeseburger, small fries, and a small drink, and got “too full”.
Right before the grand finale
In the end, it wasn’t that difficult of a meal (certainly not at the level of TWO Philly Cheesesteaks…), but it was my first competition-styled meal where I consumed large quantities of the same stuff (dumplings don’t count). What made it slightly challenging was that we had to go back to work right afterwards.
Thanks for lunch, Sue!