The primitive male ego is always hard at work whenever you get a bunch of dudes grilling over Labor Day. Everyone wants to prove he’s got the biggest haul of meat, cooked to perfection. The Black Bear Casino Resort in Minnesota flexed its muscles this weekend, cooking up the biggest burger ever created—and they had the Guinness Book of World Records on hand to prove it.
The bacon cheeseburger weighed in at just over 2,000 pounds, at 10 feet in diameter, and was cooked in a special outdoor oven constructed just for the event and hoisted with a crane. Duluth News Tribune reports it “included 60 pounds of bacon, 50 pounds of lettuce, 50 pounds of sliced onions, 40 pounds of pickles and 40 pounds of cheese.”
Guinness adjudicator Philip Robertson was flown in to verify the burger for the Book. He said, “What I saw today was a feat of remarkable teamwork that resulted in a world record burger that actually tastes really good.”
It’s sort of hard to believe it could have tasted that good, given that the meat and condiments were donated from Sysco, the company that delivered all your school lunches. At any rate, Robertson is the adjudicator and he says it was good, so we’ll have to take his word for it.
The giant burger was served to the casino’s lucky guests.
Here’s a news report from a local Minnesota station:
Image via Duluth News Tribune.