Now that’s a mouthful: Grill chefs at the Alameda County Fair wowed the crowds – and Guinness World Record officials – by unveiling the largest commercially available hamburger, weighing in at an incredible 777lbs.
The burger, which easily surpassed the previous record of 590lbs cooked by barbecue chef Ted Reader in Toronto, Canada, last May, was unveiled at the weekend.
It was created by the combined genius of Brett Enright from Juicy’s Outlaw Grill in Phoenix and Nick Nicora from local company Ovations Food Services.
The burger took 15 hours to cook, having started at 5am in order to have the hefty meal ready for an 8pm sit-down, and was made with just one huge beef patty.
Mr Enright said he came up with the idea while on a month off from his job in December.
‘I thought, “I bet I could build the world’s largest burger”,’ he said.
‘So I looked it up.’
Anyone that fancied a taste of the burger behemoth paid 99c, with all proceeds going to the Alameda County Community Food Bank.
Tthe burger drew bigger crowds than top-billed Blue Öyster Cult (they of ‘Don’t Fear The Reaper’ fame)… Or so we hear.