And you thought you overpaid for a bacon cheeseburger at the pub last night…


This Burger Was Just Sold for $10,000 for Charity in Dubai

The newly crowned most expensive burger in the world was auctioned to raise money at a breast cancer research event

We seem to be universally obsessed with fast foods made for the one percent. The world’s most expensive pizza, hot dogs, and ice cream sundaes are all adorned with truffles, gold leaf, and caviar. At least this newly crowned most expensive burger in the world was sold for a good cause.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani, chairman of the Department of Statistics and Community Development of the United Arab Emirates, recently sold four of his signature burgers for charity, one of which was sold for a whopping $10,000. The funds benefited the Pink Caravan’s Pink Bite breast cancer charity event in Dubai.

"Two years ago we broke the world record by selling one burger for $7,000, and this year we wanted to top that," Al Thani said in a statement. "All proceeds will go to breast cancer awareness and free detection at an earlier stage."

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So what does the lucky auction winner receive in exchange for the 10-grand price tag? The towering burger is stacked with seven beef patties (to represent the seven emirates of the UAE), aged cheddar cheese, and veal bacon strips sandwiched inside a saffron-cheddar bun.