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NPR Tackles the Monstrosity of Wendy's 9-Patty T-Rex Burger

Until last week, you could get the T-Rex Burger—a cheeseburger featuring nine quarter-pound patties and nine slices of cheese—at just one Wendy's location in Manitoba, Canada. Not wanting to look like they condoned the 3,000 calorie meat tower, Wendy's took the semi-secret item off the menu after someone posted about the burger on Reddit. But nothing (aside from common sense) is stopping you from combining three triple cheeseburgers. More

'Everything In The Burger King's Empire' Burger

For their most recent "Sandwich Monday" post, the team behind NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me custom ordered a burger at Burger King with just about everything on it: beef patty, chicken patty, fish filet, onion rings, french fries, American cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo, ketchup, and an apple pie, on a sesame seed bun. Unsurprising result: "in the long history of Sandwich Monday, this is the worst thing we've ever had." Read their post for more commentary and looks of disgust. More

Pizza-Size Burgers Coming Soon to Burger King in Japan

Next month Burger King Japan is releasing new Pizza-Size Burgers [PDF], extra-wide burgers that are 22 cm (8.7 in) in diameter. The burgers feature four patties and standard Whopper toppings, but in two variations: Fresh Avocado, with avocado; and Cheese Nacho, with tortilla chips, cheese sauce, and jalapeño. Whopper toppings cover the whole burger, with half also topped with Fresh Avocado or Cheese Nacho. (It's like a half plain, half avocado or cheese/tortilla chip/jalapeño pizza. Or something.) More

Umami Burger's $100 Truffle and Foie Gras-topped Burger

It's white truffle season, which means it's time to shave those truffles on top of burgers to increase the price by a bagillion percent. Umami Burger is now offering the $100 MNO (Money is No Object) Burger featuring a grass-fed wagyu patty topped with Grade-A Hudson Valley foie gras, onion marmalade, reduced 1977 Croft Vintage Port, and about a quarter-inch of freshly shaved Italian white truffles. The burger is only available for private parties reserved in advance—25-person minimum if you're eating at the restaurant, 50-person minimum if you want them to bring the burgers to you. More

Milwaukee: Avoid the Giant Burger Challenge at Red Rock Saloon

Red Rock Saloon's "Unforgiven Challenge" gives customers a reason to attempt to eat their Farm burger made of a half-pound patty topped with cheese, bacon, and deep fried chicken breast, topped with another half-pound patty topped with cheese, bacon, egg, lettuce, tomato, and onion strings, along with sides of fries and six T.C.B. ghost pepper wings in 23 minutes. Lucky(?) for us, you can buy the challenge burger sans challenge. More

Video: The Epic Stockyard Burger Featuring Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Bone Marrow-Stuffed Patties on 'Epic Meal Time'

I know it's been too long since I've seen an Epic Meal Time video because I was surprised that they made a double-decker burger made of bone marrow-stuffed patties topped with bacon strip, cheese, and pulled pork in between three jalapeño grilled cheese sandwich "buns"....coated in onion ring batter and deep fried...then smothered in Jack Daniels sausage gravy. The resulting burger tower looks like a bubbling tumor malformed by an acid bath. Yup, that sounds Epic enough. More

777-Pound Burger Sets New Record for World's Largest Burger

Last Saturday, July 2, the Alameda County Fair was home to a Guinness World record breaking 777-pound burger, made by Ovation Food Services and Juicys Catering Services to beat the previous record holder, a 590-pound burger in Canada. The 777-pound burger featured 110 pounds of bun, 20 pounds of onions, 12 pounds of pickles, and 30 pounds of lettuce, for a total of about 1,375,000 calories. It took 13 hours for a 10-person crew to cook the burger. Inside Bay Area has photos of the burger being cooked and constructed. Pieces of the burger were sold for 99¢, with proceeds going to the Alameda County Community Food Bank. More

Quote of the Day: Measuring a Burger in Number of Cows

"This is one whole cow if you ground up all the meat, two or three cows if you were just using the ground beef from the cow, taking away the new strips and prime rib and such." —Nick Nicora of Ovations, the organization attempting to make the world's largest cheeseburger at this year's Alameda County Fair, in response to, "Do you know how many cows-worth of beef this is?" at PleasantonPatch. More

Photo of the Day: Giant Burger from GS Supermarket in South Korea

Last Friday the GS Supermarket chain in South Korea unveiled "The Greatest Burger" featuring a chicken patty (aw, where's the beef?) topped with tomato, cucumber, lettuce, and pickles, for a total weight of 600 grams (21 ounces) and a diameter of 25 centimeters (9.8 inches), according to The Straits Times. Each burger comes in a large cardboard box and is meant to be shared between six people (like Burger King's Pizza Burger). The regular price is 12,000 won ($10.70), but it's being sold for only 5,000 won until Thursday. The burgers sold out on their first day. More

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