Beer barrel belly buster burger

A Pennsylvania restaurant put a 15-pound burger on its menu, claiming the largest burger available anywhere. This one is not for the faint of stomach.

21 Aug 2007

Dennis Liegey, the owner of Denny's Beer Barrel Pub in Clearfield, close to Pittsburgh, said the "Beer Barrel Belly Buster" weighs in with 10 pounds of meat molded into a 20-inch patty on a specially baked, 17-inch bun.

The balance of the weight comes from 25 slices of cheese, a head of lettuce, three tomatoes, two onions, plus copious quantities of mayo, ketchup, relish, mustard, and peppers.

Any two people who can eat it within a three-hour sitting get it for free. For everyone else, it costs $30.

Liegey says his family's pub started with a two-pound burger in 1991, and it "just kind of evolved from there."

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

Over the years Liegey said he has sold more than 10,500 of the two- and three-pounders, and 853 of the six-pounders.

He has kept careful count of how many diners have finished each offering: 256 ate the whole two-pounder and 39 finished three-pounders.

The 15-pound burger can feed a family of 10, according to Liegey. He has sold two so far to teams of two people, and neither team did much more than put a dent in it.

* 1 inch = 2,5 cm
* 1 pound = 0,45 kg

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