It is possible to eat for free. Really for free. But you have to eat a lot of the Big Texan in Amarillo, before it's actually free. Here are some of the rules:
Rule # 1 is to have fun. We really want you to win! The $50 dinner consist of a baked potato, salad, shrimp cocktail, roll, and a 72-ounce top sirloin steak.
You must sit at the designated table in our dining room. You may not leave the table for any reason once the contest starts. No one may assist you in any way (such as cutting up your meal).
You must complete the dinner in 1 hour (if you can't do the meal in an hour, you ain't going get it done in 2 hours anyway).
You may not share your meal even if you don't complete the dinner (like take it back to your table to be shared by any folks you may have invited to cheer you on).
If you get sick (its been know to happen) the contest is over, period.
But think before you begin. Since 1960 about 6,200 people have succeeded in eating the 72oz. steak and about 37,000 people have attempted to consume the free steak .