Big food http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/1992/all en-US A whopping 6lb cheeseburger for free...if you can finish it. http://www.wisebread.com/a-whopping-6lb-cheeseburger-for-free-if-you-can-finish-it <p><img width="359" height="252" title="big burger" alt="big burger" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/burger4.jpg" /></p> <p>Actually, I'm being a little untruthful. The full weight of the burger is closer to NINE POUNDS. 6lbs is just the meat. You have to admit it, Americans do everything bigger...but is it better? Certainly not for your arteries, but then again, this is not a daily treat.</p> <!--break--><!--break--><p>The monster burger, known as Ye Olde 96er (96 ounces of meat), is the brainchild of Denny's Beer Barrel Pub in Clearfield, Pennsylvania. And yes, they have the pictures to prove it. It is $23.95, or FREE is you finish it in under 3 hours. And from what I've heard, you'll need every second of those 3 hours.</p> <p><img width="356" height="245" title="big burger server" alt="big burger server" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/burger3.jpg" /></p> <p>If you can't do it, maybe chop it up into smaller servings. By my calculations, you can get 24 quarter-pounders from it. That's less than $1 a burger...bargain! Or, take the lilly-livered option and go with a 2-pound challenger or 3-pound baby boy. Pah...that's for little girls.</p> <p><strong>Could you do it? To date, almost no-one finished it. </strong><br /> My guess is the great eater Takeru Kobayashi has not yet paid them a visit. I suspect he could eat two for breakfast. But as far as average joes go, a 100lb woman is on record as being the only normal person to finish one. In January 2005 Kate Stelnick of Princeton, New Jersey, finished the whole burger in 2 hours and 54 minutes, 6 minutes shy of the deadline. Take a look at what she munched through....</p> <blockquote><p>1 96oz burger</p> <p>1 enormous bun</p> <p>12 slices of American cheese</p> <p>2 whole tomatoes</p> <p>1/2 a head of lettuce</p> <p>1 cup of peppers</p> <p>2 whole onions</p> <p>Lashings of ketchup, mayo and mustard.</p> </blockquote> <p><img width="436" height="282" title="giant on grill" alt="giant on grill" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/burger2.jpg" /></p> <p>For her trouble, the restaurant picked up the tab and also gave her discount certificates, a T-Shirt and other goodies. Considering very few people even come close to winning the bet, I suspect they don't need to replenish their t-shirt stock very often.</p> <p><strong>And then, there's the 15-POUND BURGER! </strong><br /> No pictures of this one, but it's definitely out there on record as the larget burger in the world. If you have the stomach for it, and a whole day set aside to eat a meal, here's what you can look forward to.</p> <blockquote><p>1 10.5 lb monster burger</p> <p>1 huge bun</p> <p>25 slices of American Cheese</p> <p>1 whole head of lettuce</p> <p>3 tomatoes</p> <p>2 onions</p> <p>1 1/2 cups each of mustard, ketchup, mayo, relish and banana peppers</p> </blockquote> <p>I've been told that antacids are not free with the meal. As is common practice these days, something tells me you'll have to sign a waiver promising not to sue the restaurant for all the obvious side-effects of eating such a meal. McDonalds, Burger King...you guys are small potatoes. And if you're up for the challenge of any one of the burgers from Denny's Beer Barrel Pub, here's a map and address/phone number. Good luck in your quest.</p> <p class="blockquote"><strong><u><font color="#000000">Denny</font><a target="_blank" href="http://web.archive.org/web/20031204204937/http://www.dennysbeerbarrelpub.com/OnlineUpdater/bridge.htm"><font color="#000000">'</font></a><font color="#000000">s Beer Barrel Pub </font> </u><font color="#000000"><br /> </font> </strong>1423 Dorey St, Clearfield, PA 16830<br /> Tel: (814) 765-7190 or (814) 765-1923<br /> Fax: (814) 765-1929</p> <p><img width="307" height="286" title="map" alt="map" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/Picture_1_0.png" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/a-whopping-6lb-cheeseburger-for-free-if-you-can-finish-it">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-new-face-of-poverty-is-fat">The new face of poverty is fat</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/my-csa-experience-farm-fresh-veggies-all-summer-and-possibly-winter">My CSA Experience: Farm-Fresh Veggies All Summer (and Possibly Winter)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/trade-versus-localization">Trade versus localization</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/pimp-your-snacks-monster-sized-munchies">Pimp your snacks: Monster-sized munchies</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/alcohol-is-good-for-your-heart">Alcohol is good for your heart</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink Big food challenge eat local good eats heart disease large portions massive monster pub Fri, 18 May 2007 17:10:50 +0000 Paul Michael 659 at http://www.wisebread.com Pimp your snacks: Monster-sized munchies http://www.wisebread.com/pimp-your-snacks-monster-sized-munchies <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/DSCF1711.jpg" alt="Big Snickers" title="Big Snickers" width="355" height="266" /></p> <p>Considering America is the home of the biggest everything, I was surprised to see this site when scouring my fav UK sites. But I have a feeling it will catch on here. <a href="http://www.pimpthatsnack.com/">Pimp That Snack</a> is a site devoted to making ENORMOUS versions of your average candy bar, cookie and snack. A Twix the size of your arm. A fried egg that could double as a frisbee. A Rolo as big as a hat! Great fun, if you have the time and patience to experiment.</p> <p>After feeling a little sick from just looking at the giant Snickers bar (see above...woah) I took a look at the rest of the site. There are some inventive folks out there. Each project comes with an ingredients list (some of them are English, so USA dwellers will have to improvise), a price for the completed project, and pictures of the whole process from start to finish. You can submit your own and try and beat the current reigning King of Pimped Snacks, <a href="http://www.pimpthatsnack.com/project.php?projectID=302">THE CREME DE LA CREME EGG</a> . If you get a stomach ache, you can&#39;t say you weren&#39;t warned. </p> <p>I&#39;ve made a list of my favorites below, but I urge you to check the site out and find something that&#39;s right up your snack street. Maybe you can surprise someone on their birthday and let them unwrap a HUGE version of their fav candy bar. </p> <p><a href="http://www.pimpthatsnack.com/project.php?projectID=240">SUPERSNACK 1 - The BIGKAT</a></p> <object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/jfdFfguEVew" /><param name="wmode" value="transparent" /><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/jfdFfguEVew" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"></embed></object><p></p> <p><a href="http://www.pimpthatsnack.com/project.php?projectID=85">SUPERSNACK 2 - OVERSIZED OREO</a><br /><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/Oreo8a.jpg" alt="Big Oreo" title="Oreo!" width="353" height="265" /> </p> <p><a href="http://www.pimpthatsnack.com/project.php?projectID=175">SUPERSNACK 3 - McPIMPED MAC</a><br /><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/pimpedmac32.jpg" alt="BIG mac" title="BIG mac" width="354" height="264" /> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.pimpthatsnack.com/project.php?projectID=276">SUPERSNACK 4 - KILLER KRISPY KREME </a><br /><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/compare.jpg" alt="Big Krispy" title="Big Krispy" width="350" height="262" /> </p> <p><a href="http://www.pimpthatsnack.com/project.php?projectID=46">SUPERSNACK 5 - PHARREL O ROCHER </a><br /><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/CIMG0480.jpg" alt="Big rocher" title="Big rocher" width="351" height="262" /> </p> <p>I think I&#39;ll have to get to work on my own version of my favorite snack. A bag or Lays Potato Chips the size of a mattress. But if you do attempt any of these, just remember...no snacks before dinner. They&#39;ll spoil your appetite. In this case, for about 3 days. </p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/pimp-your-snacks-monster-sized-munchies">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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