SOURCE: Marriott

Marriott

June 09, 2010 12:04 ET

Shula's Steak House Teams Up With Children's Miracle Network in the 48-Ounce Steak Challenge

Redskins' Raymer Dominates the Competition at the Tysons Corner Restaurant

VIENNA, VA--(Marketwire - June 9, 2010) -  The steaks were tender and juicy and the competition was hot and heavy to win the Shula's Steak House 48-Ounce Challenge at Tysons Corner Marriott on May 13, but one local celebrity chewed the fastest.

Retired Redskins Center Cory Raymer downed a signature SHULA CUT 48-Ounce Porterhouse in
12 minutes 36 seconds to best DC101-FM's Flounder and WTOP-FM's Mike Moss -- both popular morning radio personalities -- and 105-pound Lily Carter, a Tysons Corner Marriott associate. In addition to bragging rights, the winner earned a plaque that will be displayed in the Tysons Corner restaurant in his honor.

A vocal crowd gathered to cheer on the contestants and party with a cause. Shula's Steak House donated 10 percent of food sales during the event to Children's Miracle Network, a non-profit organization that raises funds for medical care, research and education that saves and improves the lives of 17 million children each year.

"Shula's Steak House is committed to our community, and this was such a fun way to support a very worthy charity. We deeply appreciate the participation of our celebrity contestants who made Shula's 48-Ounce Challenge spectacular," said the Tysons Corner restaurant's spokeswoman Danielle Kabban.

The Tysons Corner steakhouse is themed after 1972's Undefeated Miami Dolphins and their "Perfect Season" -- the only team in NFL history to finish a season 17-0. The menus are hand-painted on official NFL game footballs and signed by Coach Don Shula himself. One of the restaurant's featured entrees is the 48-Ounce Porterhouse. Those who finish it join Shula's 48-Ounce Club, which currently has more than 26,000 members.

Shula's Steak House is located in Tysons Corner Marriott, 8028 Leesburg Pike in Vienna, Virginia. For information, call 703-506-3256 or visit http://www.marriott.com/wastc.