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Woman Wins $3,000 by Downing 10 Burgers in 10 Minutes at Astoria Restaurant

Some of the competitors in the burger eating contest held at Uncle Jack’s Meat House at 36-18 Ditmars Blvd. Saturday (Photo: Uncle Jack’s Meat House)

Nov. 25, 2019 By Kristen Torres

Competitive eater Molly Schuyler took home first place — and $3,000 — after devouring 10 “Ooey Gooey Mooey” burgers in 10 minutes during the first annual burger eating contest at Astoria’s Uncle Jack’s Meat House on Saturday.

Schuyler beat six men to win, with Dan “Killer” Kennedy, one of the world’s top competitive eaters, coming in second. The two world champs competed alongside four Queens residents and one participant from Pennsylvania.

The contest was held in celebration of the restaurant’s third anniversary. Owner Willie Degel judged the competition alongside Chef Barret Beyer of Long Island, DJ Chef — who recently won Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen — and comedian Christian Finnegan.

Contestants were given 10 minutes to eat as many burgers as possible.

Degel, who currently hosts Food Network’s Restaurant Stakeout, plans on raising the stakes for next year’s contest, with a grand prize of $10,000. A spokesperson for Degel said next year’s competition will also be expanded to include Uncle Jack’s Georgia location.

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Mary Anne Mercer

My God…that’s a whole load of grease and cholesterol. No wonder that cardio vascular disease is our #1 killer.

Pat Macnamara

With so many people either homeless or struggling to make ends meet, we have events like this that reward gluttony.


Pat go devote your life to the poor!

Let these people do what they want. It’s their money / time / food to waste – not yourz

Pat Macnamara

what makes you think I don’t help the poor? Unlike the cretin who owns this restaurant who abuses his staff and shortchanges them their wages, I help the poor. $3K for a binge eating contest while people sleep on the sidewalk is disgusting. While innocent children go HUNGRY. Why not invite them into this restaurant instead of being a publicity whore?

Pat Macnamaracist you complain about helping the homeless

Now you’re pretending Trump lovers care about more than billionaires? Have some integrity.

Mary Anne Mercer

Don’t think anyone is going hungry in NY but still doesn’t excuse this disgusting and gluttonous competition.

Pat Macnamara

Wake up. Poverty is ever present in this city. But you are too self-absorbed to realize that


I can’t believe I’m saying this but I’m actually with Macnamaracist on this one—why waste all that food (they just vomit it up afterwards) and money on something so ridiculously pointless when you could have actually helped another human in need.


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