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Unassisted
05-03-2005, 04:45 PM
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Burger war grows with new 15 pounder
Pa. eatery introduces the 'Beer Barrel Belly Buster'

The Associated Press
Updated: 2:00 p.m. ET May 3, 2005

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."

Red Leader
05-03-2005, 04:52 PM
In my wife's home town they have a restaraunt that has something called a "King Kong challenge"

King Kong Challenge:
2- 1lb patties with cheese, lettuce, pickle, tomato, onion, ketchup, mustard.
1 lb french fries
1 lb cole slaw
2 liter of root beer.

The fastest time on record for this is 13 minutes, 07 seconds. I keep telling my wife I'm going to go for it one of these trips, but she told me if I did, and made it under 15 minutes and got my name on the board, she'd disown me.

SunDeck
05-03-2005, 06:44 PM
Are those guys going to eat it or hunt it down and kill it?

Falls City Beer
05-03-2005, 06:46 PM
Is there enough intestine space to accomodate all that?

SunDeck
05-03-2005, 06:50 PM
One word, DIVERTICULITIS.

KronoRed
05-03-2005, 06:52 PM
Why? oh my why??!

I think 2 bites of that is a meal

Joseph
05-03-2005, 07:01 PM
At least you can't ask 'wheres the beef?'

WVRed
05-03-2005, 07:57 PM
One word, DIVERTICULITIS.

Word.

SunDeck
05-03-2005, 08:00 PM
WVR, I hope you keep that sig forever.

Redsland
05-03-2005, 08:01 PM
"Oh! And a Diet Coke."

SunDeck
05-03-2005, 08:04 PM
"Oh! And a Diet Coke."
:laugh: :laugh:

Well, the guy could be diabetic, right?
Or if you are allergic to gluten can you order the burger, no bun? Man, that'd look appetizing on a plate, wouldn't it?

Redsland
05-03-2005, 08:07 PM
I wonder what that place brings out if you order the calamari?

:eek:

SunDeck
05-03-2005, 08:25 PM
I wonder what that place brings out if you order the calamari?

:eek:

A wheelbarrow full of tires.
You don't go to a burger joint and order seafood.

MuEconRedLeg
05-03-2005, 08:48 PM
That is alot of hamburger. :cool:

UKFlounder
05-03-2005, 09:04 PM
Shouldn't the thread title be: "MEAT the 15-poinder" ?

TC81190
05-03-2005, 09:36 PM
Heart attack? I think so.

Johnny Footstool
05-03-2005, 10:20 PM
There was a bar in Topeka called Seabrook Tavern that served a 3-pound "Speck" burger. I ordered one when I was in college, and it was terrible. Cheap meat overcooked in a skillet. Couldn't even finish half of it.

REDREAD
05-04-2005, 11:22 AM
I would've loved to see the film of that 100 lb college student eating the 5+ lb predecessor :lol:

The one above is just too absurd. It needs to be physically possible to eat it.

Unassisted
05-04-2005, 11:38 AM
"a cup-and-a-half each of mayonnaise, relish, ketchup, mustard"

I like mayo on sandwiches, but the thought of eating 12 oz. (a soda can) of it at one time is unsettling. The cup of ketchup seems more do-able, somehow.

SunDeck
05-04-2005, 11:46 AM
Cheap meat overcooked in a skillet. Couldn't even finish half of it.
I didn't know my wife worked in Topeka. :eek:

RFS62
05-04-2005, 11:52 AM
I didn't know my wife worked in Topeka. :eek:


:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Johnny Footstool
05-04-2005, 12:26 PM
I didn't know my wife worked in Topeka.

You keep making comments like that, SunDeck, and you might end up having to move there.

Blimpie
05-04-2005, 12:33 PM
I wonder what that place brings out if you order the calamari?http://alpha.fdu.edu/~boyer/GiantSquid.jpeg

SunDeck
05-04-2005, 01:03 PM
You keep making comments like that, SunDeck, and you might end up having to move there.

:help:

westofyou
05-04-2005, 01:08 PM
There was a bar in Topeka called Seabrook Tavern that served a 3-pound "Speck" burger.

Richard Speck?

TC81190
05-04-2005, 03:43 PM
http://www.consumptionjunction.com/i/news/anatomy-of-a-hamdog.jpg

Johnny Footstool
05-04-2005, 04:24 PM
Richard Speck?

I always wondered about that.

There were an awful lot of nurse's uniforms laying around the place...