10 Monstrous Burgers Around the World Gallery
10 Monstrous Burgers Around the World
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We tend to think of both burgers and huge foods as being strictly American phenomena, but while we undeniably take the lead with both, there are burgers and oversized things to eat all over the world — including something that combines the two: the truly massive burger.
Burgers are one of the most beloved foods in America, and in recent years truly great burgers have made their way onto restaurant menus in almost every country. Where not so long ago McDonald’s patties were the standard-bearers of international burgers, those thin, gray patties have given way to big, juicy burgers in a major way. And where you’ll find big, juicy burgers, you’ll occasionally also find monstrous ones.
Now, anybody can stack four half-pound patties on top of one another and call it as big burger, those aren’t the burgers we’re talking about here. These burgers are made up of at least one single, enormous patty, and eating a whole one can definitely be considered a feat of strength. Or a feat of something.
Most of these burgers are so huge that if you want to tackle one you’ll have to call ahead so the kitchen team can get the wheels in motion, and as most of them are considered challenges, glorious prizes and (a place on the wall of) fame await those who can eat the whole thing. Some of these burgers are still under the radar, some have been featured on television and are their host town’s claim to fame, but any way you slice it, these are some insanely monstrous burgers, in America and three other places.
Blondies Burgers, Winnipeg, Canada
A local institution in Winnipeg, Blondies serves burgers starting at 1/8 pound and going all the way up to a whopping nine pounds. For $67US, you can either share the burger with friends or attempt to down it all yourself; if you can put it away solo within two hours you get the burger for free, and also get your picture on their wall of fame.
Chubby Ray's, Louisville
This popular Louisville sports bar and pizzeria has been going strong since 1992, with help from an insane burger challenge: The Fat Teddy. Priced at $44.95, this is a five-pound cheeseburger with all the fixins, served with a basket of fries. If you can eat it all, it’s free of charge, but everyone who attempts to conquer this beast will be awarded a t-shirt for their efforts.
Clinton Station Diner, Clinton, N.J.
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The Clinton Station Diner is nothing short of legendary, partly because it’s been around since the 1920s but mostly because of its enormous burgers. Topped with cheese, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, mayo, relish, ketchup, mustard, and pickles, these start with the one-pound Achilles and climb their way up to the two-pound Hercules, the three-pound Atlas, the seven-pound Zeus (pictured), and the Mt. Olympus, which tips the scales at an astonishing fifty pounds. If you and four friends can finish it within three hours, it’s yours for free. For the record, it includes 50 slices of cheese, and an estimated 81,000 calories!
Denny's Beer Barrel Pub, Clearfield, PA
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At Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub, you can have your burger your way – weighing two, three, six, 15, 25, or even a ridiculous 50 pounds! Absolute insanity. If you can finish the two- or three-pound burger you win a t-shirt and a gift certificate, but the 50-pounder doesn't come with a challenge attached, unlike its New Jersey counterpart.
Killa Burger Grill, Sydney, Australia
Mallies Sports Grill & Bar, Southgate, Mich.
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What you see on the right is the world’s largest commercially available burger, which is sold at Mallies Spirts Grill & Bar and has been featured on shows including Man v. Food and Food Paradise and can be yours with some advance notice. The one that’s pictured tips the scales at more than 300 pounds! If you’re looking for something slightly more manageable (just slightly), you can settle for the Ten Pound Monster Burger for $39.99 or a three-pounder for $20.00.
Nindigully Pub, Nindigully, Australia
One of the most out-of-the-way restaurants on earth, the Nindigully Pub is located on the edge of the Outback in Nindigully, population six. (It was established in 1964, making it Queensland’s oldest hotel.) Today it’s known for its Road Train Burger Challenge: Finish a burger made with a 2.7 pound patty along with fries, onion rings, and sauces, which costs $35. The prize? Major bragging rights.
Over de Flames, Norwich, England
The Over de Flames burger, which is 6.5 pounds, can be yours for just over $45 at this restaurant inside the Norwich venue The Basement. The burger is topped with relish, ketchup, mayo, two whole onions, three tomatoes, and an entire head of lettuce, and is served with fries and a milkshake. If you can down it all within two hours you can take home £200 (just over $300).
Smokeys, Walsall, England
Located in the West Midlands industrial town of Walsall, Smokeys is an American-themed restaurant serving traditional American fare like smoked wings, nachos, corn dogs, barbecue, and hot dogs. There are a handful of challenges on the menu (It’s not American unless it’s massive, right?), including a seven-pound burrito, a three-pound hot dog, and wings covered in ghost chile sauce. But the pièce de résistance is the Monster Burger, a $60, 3.3 pound burger topped with 12 rashers of bacon, 12 slices of cheese, 12 onion rings, lettuce, and tomato, served with fries and slaw. If you finish any challenge within an hour you get your meal for free along with a t-shirt.
Solita, Manchester, England
Solita is a popular Manchester pub best known for its burgers and other American-style pub fare. But they turned heads when they introduced the Manchester Wheel, a 2.2-pound burger patty topped with 12 slices of cheese, eight bacon rashers, and a full liter of secret sauce on a specially-baked bun. The restaurant recommends you share it among six friends; it’s served with fries and costs $75.80, making it one of the most expensive burgers you'll find anywhere.
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