SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Milo’s Hamburgers held a burger-eating competition earlier in the week, and one of Sylacauga’s Hometown Heroes showed just how quickly you need to eat in order to be a First Responder.
The table was set for any law enforcement officers, paramedics, or firefighters located in the Sylacauga area. Three knew that they were brave enough to take on one of Milo’s new menu items, the Double Thickburger.
The rules of the contest were as follows:
Each competitior must scarf down one Double Thickburger mega combo which includes the burger, a large order of fries, a fried apple pie, and a mega-sized sweet tea. All food must be eaten, and the individual that finished the quickest would be determined the winner.
The three First Responders that chose to participate were Sylacauga Police Chief Kelley Johnson as well as firefighters Logan Blake and Andrew McLain.
It was a tightly-contested affair, but Chief Johnson was able to take the lead and finish strong with a time of 3 minutes and 57 seconds (3:57).
Johnson fell 14 seconds short of the fastest time statewide. A member of the Trussville Police Department posted a time of 3:43 earlier this year.
As the winner, Johnson received $250 to give to charity of his choice. He decided to donate to The Arc of South Talladega County. Chief Johnson also earned a spot in an SEC Championship Game ticket drawing.
“This is my first eating contest ever,” said the still-hungry Police Chief of Sylacauga. “I only did it for the free food. It was a good experience, and it was for a good cause. I like to eat. I like the food, so that made it real easy.”
Johnson noted that his competition was “weak” and that he may try and retain his crown later on, especially if there’s a local hot dog-eating contest.