Burger war grows with new 15 pounder
Pa. eatery introduces the 'Beer Barrel Belly Buster'
CLEARFIELD, Pa. - 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."
Pennsylvania might be a bit far to travel for a gigantic burger but maybe clinton new jersey is close enough. Part of me just wants to see the herculean scope of this thing in person. It's also not a bad deal at all for 30 bucks. I mean, that's almost 11 pounds of ground beef just to start with. I think it would be hilarious to have a birthday party of some sort and order a couple of these things with candles stuck all over it. They could chop it into pieces just like a sub afterwards but it would surely make an impression. I wonder where the hell they order the bun from. Maybe it's just two gigantic pitas...that's what it looks like.