3 May 2005
It takes three hands to handle
A fifteen-pound hamburger? In Clearfield, Pennsylvania, you betcha:
Denny's Beer Barrel Pub, which lost its crown as the home of the world's biggest burger earlier this year, is now offering a new burger that weighs a whopping 15 pounds.
Dubbed the Beer Barrel Belly Buster, the burger comes with 10.5 pounds of ground beef, 25 slices of cheese, a head of lettuce, three tomatoes, two onions, a cup-and-a-half each of mayonnaise, relish, ketchup, mustard and banana peppers and a bun.
It costs $30.
Um, hold the mayo.
There may have been a time when I might have tried to polish off one of those. But there's never been a time when I would have succeeded; I might go through 10½ pounds of ground beef in a month, maybe.
(Via Vinny Ferrari, who also isn't buying.)
Posted at 6:28 AM to Worth a Fork
I'm getting heartburn just thinking about it. Pass the Pepto.
It's big enough to feed a small third world country. That is, if it doesn't kill off all the inhabitants with high cholesterol first.
Not that I'm proud of gluttony or youthful indiscretions, but at the tender age of 18 [october 1976] I polished off 13 big macs at one setting @ a southside okc mickey-Ds...od course this constituted perhaps, a couple of pounds actual beef.
The Mac patty is somewhere around 2.4 ounces, so twenty-six of them would be about 62 ounces, a tad shy of four pounds.
Assuming my numbers are closer than Johnny Carson's: "McDonald's has now served their 100 millionth burger. Can you imagine that? That's over a hundred pounds of beef."
There are two of those patties in a Big Mac, are there not?
Two all-beef patties
Special sauce, lettuce, cheese
Pickles, onion, on a
Yup. Two of 'em.
Hence twenty-six patties from thirteen Big Macs.