CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Some students were chowing down on Gus Burgers from White Spot on Thursday at the University of Virginia. While that’s a seemingly everyday occurrence on grounds, it was a bit different this time - because the students ate them with gusto at an Eat Off hosted by the University Programs Council.
Six minutes were on the clock and burgers were on the move - from container to hands, and then into the mouths of hungry (and competitive) students.
There were lots of laughs, lots of crumbs, and one winner: first-year student Jack Murphy, who ate four burgers in six minutes.
“I just went for it,” he said. “It was all animal once the burger was in front of me. I was getting ready.”
The Eat Off was designed to follow COVID-19 protocols. Tables were several feet apart, and burgers were wrapped in individual containers. You could say it was as safe and healthy as eating a bunch of burgers could be.