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Monday, January 30, 2006
All Burgers Wide and Tall

Fifteen-pound burger, 20 inches wide: [via Tivo Community Forum]

Details of wide burger:
Dennis Liegey, the owner of Denny's Beer Barrel Pub in Clearfield, 120 northeast of Pittsburgh, said the "Beer Barrel Belly Buster" weighs in with 10 pounds of meat molded into a 20-inch patty on a specially baked, 17-inch bun.

The balance of the weight comes from 25 slices of cheese, a head of lettuce, three tomatoes, two onions, plus copious quantities of mayo, ketchup, relish, mustard, and peppers.

Any two people who can eat it within a three-hour sitting get it for free. For everyone else, it costs $30.
In-n-Out Burger, 100 patties tall. [via Mark Evanier]

UPDATE, IN RE BLOGGERS [ME] UNCLEAR ON THE CONCEPT: I sent Mark Evanier my two links on the 15-pound burger, but did not send the link to this very item, since there's no actual content besides the picture (not mine) and the CNN writeup (also not mine) so it felt lame. Which means that when he mentioned the big burger, and name-checked me, I felt very very stupid. But there's still no content in this item. there is. Oh, woeful paradox of self-referentiality.

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