Today I received this email from Mr. Walls:
For those of you who do not know: The McRib is a delicious sandwich sold at McDonald's that is not a permanent fixture on the menu. It usually appears in Texas right around the start of the holiday season, and disappears immediately afterward. You cannot take the McRib for granted. And you must respect it, for it is unkind to the GI tract of most mortals.Friends,This season saw me reach a goal of 50 McRibs eaten. I cannot say I have enjoyed the last 15, but I was set on reaching 50 and with that I am announcing my retirement from eating McRibs. I have been to the promised land and I have seen the mountain top! I feel that there is nothing left to accomplish with this sandwich. I am not against doing guest eatings with my dear friends, but am leaving the competitive eating world after 3 straight championships with (name of Trey's workplace).2008 - 372009 - 33 (short season)2010 - 50Eat well my friends!Walls
As someone who has only ever eaten 5 of these delectable sandwiches in a year (and who swore off them after last year's 3-sandwiches-in-one-sitting debacle, but went ahead and got one this year, anyway), I can only tip my hat.
I plan to submit an email interview to Trey. If you have any questions you'd like to ask, submit them now!