Picture in your mind a nice warm burger. The sweet smell of ground beef, the taste of the fresh fixings and condiments, and the soft, sesame seed-topped bun is just so satisfying. Want to know what’s better than that? Just imagine it 100x bigger and heavier.
A number of restaurants have taken the burgers to a whole new level of normal. Some pile it with layers of patties and cheese, while the others enlarge the sandwich to heavyweights.
Here’s a list of the burger joints and restaurants that have accompanied bigger better burgers in their menu according to Mental Floss. Let’s take a look at these record-holding burgers.
The T-Rex from Wendy’s
Sold only at a single Canadian Wendy’s franchise, the huge burger consists of nine patties sitting atop each other with sheets of cheese in between. It all started as a joke when a Sport’s Illustrated article fake-advertised the burger. Customers tried their luck at ordering one at the said franchise. The restaurant complied with their request to make a 2-pound 4-ounce burger. It was later on pulled out from the menu.
The 911 from Wiener And Still Champion
This Chicago-based hot dog wagon serves a monster with stacks of nine patties and eleven slices of cheese alternately. The 911 is the largest among the three “Undisputed” burgers in their menu, weighing a total of three pounds.
Mount Olympus from Clinton Station Diner
Depending on your hunger level and stomach capacity, Clinton Station Diner offers wide-ranging types of burgers just for its customers’ satisfaction. This Greek gods-themed joint serves burgers varying in size: “Achilles” as the one-pounder burger, “Hercules” as the 2-pounder, and “Atlas” as the heaviest among all weighing 3 pounds. The restaurant challenges its patrons to finish a 50-pound patty before the bun and the condiments in just under 3 hours. If they have succeeded, the burger will be free of charge and the victors will be rewarded $1,000.
Beer Barrel Belly Bruiser from Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub
This Pennsylvanian restaurant is known for their outrageous burger challenges such as the 2-pound Pub Challenger to the 25-pound Beer Barrel Burgenator. Denny’s warned potential challengers of the risks associated with their 25-pounder as they would advise them to consult the server first and fill out a liability waiver.
Absolutely Ridiculous Burger from Mallie’s Sports Grill & Bar
Mallie’s is the town of Michigan’s favorite. The resto has broken the record three times for the largest commercially available burger. Their most recent record was its 1000-pound work of art, in collaboration with Food Network’s Outrageous Food host Tom Pizzica. The Absolutely Ridiculous Burger was their first successful record-holder.
100 X 100 from In-N-Out Burger
The staff of a West Coast In-N-Out franchise accepted the challenge of a group of friends to make a hundred-hundred burger. One hundred patties with wedges of cheese in between was a dream turned into nightmare for the provokers.
As if you haven’t had enough of burgers from the start of this post, here are some record breakers and holders in the burger division of the Guinness Book of World Records:
Longest line of hamburgers
The longest line of hamburgers is 306.27 m (1,004 ft 10 in) and was achieved by The Kuwait Food Co. Americana (Kuwait), in Kuwait city, Kuwait, on 30 May 2009. 2,500 hamburgers from Hardees restaurant were used to make the line. The ingredients were: buns, beef burger, cheese, and ketchup. The line was assembled in the form of the Kuwait towers.
Largest burger patty
Loran Green and Friends of Hi Line Promotions made a burger of pure Montana beef weighing 2.74 tons (6,040 lbs.) at the Sleeping Buffalo Resort at Saco, Montana on 5 September 1999. The hamburger measured 7.32 m (24 ft.) in diameter. More than 3,500 people gathered to watch the burger cook for about two hours on a specially made 576-square-foot grill. The burger would have cost more than $7,000 if sold commercially.
World’s most expensive burger
New York City restaurant Serendipity 3 unveiled the world’s most expensive hamburger, Le Burger Extravagant, this week. The burger sells for $295.00. Made from white truffle butter-infused Japanese Wagyu beef, the burger is topped with James Montgomery cheddar cheese, black truffles and a fried quail egg. It is served on a gold-dusted campagna roll spread with white truffle butter, and the roll is topped with a blini, crème fraiche and caviar.
Serendipity 3 is a popular Manhattan restaurant, and has been featured in several films, including 2001’s romantic comedy Serendipity.