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Old 05-03-05, 10:20 AM
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Hungry? 15 pound hamburger announced..



LEARFIELD, Pa. (AP) - The burger war is growing. Literally. Denny's Beer Barrel Pub, which lost its crown as the home of the world's biggest burger earlier this year, is now offering a new burger that weighs a whopping 15 pounds.

Dubbed the Beer Barrel Belly Buster, the burger comes with 10.5 pounds of ground beef, 25 slices of cheese, a head of lettuce, three tomatoes, two onions, a cup-and-a-half each of mayonnaise, relish, ketchup, mustard and banana peppers - and a bun.

It costs $30.

"It can feed a family of 10," said Denny Liegey Sr., the restaurant's owner.

Denny's Beer Barrel Pub had offered a 6-pound burger - with 5 pounds of toppings.

In February, a 100-pound female college student became the first to eat the burger within the three-hour time limit. Kate Stelnick, of Princeton, N.J., was awarded a special certificate, a T-shirt and other prizes and Leigey picked up the $23.95 tab for the burger.



One month later, the Clinton Station Diner in Clinton, N.J., introduced a 12.5-pound burger dubbed Zeus.

So Liegey responded, and the Belly Buster was born.

Over the weekend, four men took the challenge, but couldn't get through the entire burger. They opted for doggie bags, instead.

"It's a little too much for me to handle," said Steve Hepburn, of Clearfield. "It's like trying to eat half a cow."



For historical reference.. the 11lb burger thread is here.
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Old 05-03-05, 10:22 AM
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Looks like "Badlands" is about the only person who has a chance of finishing it.
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Originally Posted by Chew
Looks like "Badlands" is about the only person who has a chance of finishing it.
Obviously you never read the first thread. The girl finished it while "Badlands" couldn't.
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Originally Posted by Green Jello
Obviously you never read the first thread. The girl finished it while "Badlands" couldn't.
SPOILERS!!!
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
SPOILERS!!!
Sorry!

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Obviously you never read the first thread. The girl finished it while "Badlands" couldn't.
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Old 05-03-05, 11:21 AM
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For what it's worth, a 10.5-lb burger for $30 is a pretty good deal. If a McDonalds Quarter-pounder costs $1.99 (I think), you'd need 42 of them to get 10.5 lbs of beef, at a cost of $84. Even if you had to take this one home, it'd be a bargain!

Also, for reference, the burger in all the pictures above is the 6-lb one. a 10.5-lb one would be 2/3 bigger. Yowza.

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But I'd want it protein style. That's just too much bun.
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Old 05-03-05, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by fuzzbox
For what it's worth, a 10.5-lb burger for $30 is a pretty good deal. If a McDonalds Quarter-pounder costs $1.99 (I think), you'd need 42 of them to get 10.5 lbs of beef, at a cost of $84. Even if you had to take this one home, it'd be a bargain!
It's an even better bargain than that, because if you've read the fine print, you'd know the McDonald's sandwich is .25lb before cooking.
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That is an incredible price. I would think they would lose money at only $30. I'd like to get one for a party some time.
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Originally Posted by SFranke
It's an even better bargain than that, because if you've read the fine print, you'd know the McDonald's sandwich is .25lb before cooking.
More than likely, the weight on this one is before cooking as well...

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Old 05-03-05, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by fuzzbox
More than likely, the weight on this one is before cooking as well...
You're right, but if 10.5lbs ground beef has a greater loss per pound from cooking than a .25lb of "beef," than I am correct in saying that the deal is better than what you calculated it to be. And yes, I just have to be right.
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Originally Posted by Green Jello
Sorry!

Spoiler:
Obviously you never read the first thread. The girl finished it while "Badlands" couldn't.
I was kidding. I read the other thread.
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wasnt this story on here before?
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[blade runner robot voice]Nope. It was your imagination. Move on. Move on. Move on[/blade runner robot voice]



Btw, I think that big kid should've been Fat Albert in the movie, instead of the one which was picked.
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How long does it take to cook a 10.5 pound burger?
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I'd hit it! I'm a $30 Menu guy.
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I was kidding. I read the other thread.
I know you were kidding. Note that I left the original post un-spoiler taged.
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