Competitive eater scoffs Five Guys menu in just over an hour for charity challenge

Competitive eater Kyle Gibson took on more than 13,000 calories in an effort to raise money for a foodbank.

Wednesday, 2nd September 2020, 7:00 am

The 22-year-old, of Houghton, ordered the entire menu at the Five Guys branch at Intu MetroCentre – and managed to eat the lot in 60 minutes and 51 seconds.

Kyle filmed the challenge for his YouTube channel, Kyle v Food, and his video sponsor ensured he had £500 to give to the West End Foodback in Newcastle.

The competitive eater, who ranks number one in the British Eating League, spent £100 on food for the charity and donated the other £400 to their work.

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Kyle told the Echo where the idea for the challenge came from and how people reacted to it when it was underway.

He said: “A company sponsored the video and told me if I could do it then they would pay for it and donate some money to a charity of my choice.

"I know that not everyone has access to food so I picked the foodbank and before I knew it, they had given me the money to donate so I had to do the challenge.

"Everyone was watching while I was doing the challenge, it felt like the whole MetroCentre was there.

"At first, I think everyone was shocked but once we got into it, everyone seemed to be happy and were taking photos of me eating.”

Kyle also revealed his favourite eating challenge that he has done on Wearside.

He added: “I think my favourite one has to be the burger challenge that I did at Dr Q's Food Factory.

"I worked with them on creating a stacked burger and it was by far the best-looking and tasting challenge that I have done.”

Kyle, who spent around £114 on the Five Guys challenge, travels the UK taking part in eating challenges and posts them to his YouTube channel, which has almost 20,000 subscribers.

You can watch Kyle take on the Five Guys menu challenge by clicking here.

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