The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

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.

Posted by: McGehee at 7:40 AM on 3 May 2005

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.

Posted by: sya at 11:26 AM on 3 May 2005

At least it's not a giant burrito.

Posted by: McGehee at 12:23 PM on 3 May 2005

Does it come with fries?

Posted by: Jeffro at 6:47 PM on 3 May 2005

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.

Posted by: paulsmos at 9:48 PM on 3 May 2005

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."

Posted by: CGHill at 10:02 PM on 3 May 2005

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
Sesame-seed bun

Yup. Two of 'em.

Posted by: McGehee at 7:55 AM on 4 May 2005

Hence twenty-six patties from thirteen Big Macs.

Posted by: CGHill at 9:10 AM on 4 May 2005