From Yahoo! News:
A Minnesota casino has created one for the record books: a bacon cheeseburger that is 10 feet in diameter and weighs over one ton.
And Guinness Records representative Philip Robertson said the enormous burger is more than simply a gimmick.
"What I saw today was a feat of remarkable teamwork that resulted in a world record burger that actually tastes really good," Robertson said in a news release.
Together, the burger, bun and toppings weighed in at 2,014 pounds, shattering the previous record of 881 pounds, according to the Duluth News Tribune.
Chefs at the Black Bear Casino Resort spent four hours creating the statistical monstrosity that included 60 pounds of bacon, 50 pounds of lettuce, 50 pounds of sliced onions, 40 pounds of pickles, and 40 pounds of cheese. The bun alone took another seven hours to bake.
And as the Associated Press notes, a crane was brought in to flip the burger. It was cooked in an outdoor oven heated by propane torches and 15-foot steel skillets.
U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A! I mean does anything re-establish us in the world power rankings quicker than this? First we go out and win the medal count in London, then two short months later we more than double the size of the previous world's largest cheeseburger. Doubled! Like second place may as well be a slider compared to this thing. And to be honest I'm not sure if I'm turned on or disgusted or both. I'm not going to say I love cheeseburgers more than anything because gun to my head pizza would probably be my go to meal if I had to choose one thing to eat everyday for the rest of my life, but still, the thought of 60 pounds of bacon would be in the Jon Henseler 50 Shades of Grey. The real question is could the Man vs. Food guy take this thing down and how long would you give him. A week? A month? all I know is that would be appointment television. Just lock the Man vs Food guy and this burger in a glass case suspended above New York City and watch how long it takes. Like David Blaine cheeseburger edition. Or just call Hasselhoff after a bender in Berlin. He'd knock this thing out cold in an hour.
PS: Love that Guiness Book of World Records was there. If I had to do it all over again I'd probably try and snake a job as a Guiness Record judge. Seems like it would be a pretty interesting gig. One day your face to face with with a 2,000 pound cheeseburger, the next day your measuring someone's longest fingernails and over the weekend you throw on scuba gear like Scuba Steve for the world's largest underwater wedding.
Double PS: Over/under 10 hours to pick the pickles off this bad boy.