COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The local fraternal order of police went head to head with the Columbus Fire Department Wednesday, June 18, in a *beefy* competition.
It was part of the fourth annual nationwide Burger Battle charity event hosted by Smokey Bones restaurant.
The local teams competed against each other as well as other teams across the nation in the burger eating contest.
The first place winner of the national event will get $5,000 towards the charity of their choice.
Henry Cobb, an eating contest team member says, "I have never have this challenge before but I am the reigning foot-long hot dog eating champion from about 10 years ago. We got a lot of folks out here supporting us and we don't want them let it down."
Locally, the fraternal order of police beat the Columbus Fire Department tonight, June 18, finishing their burgers in just 8 minutes and 23 seconds.