As part of yesterday’s 4th of July festivities at the Alameda County Fair in California, Brett Enright of Jucy’s restaurant and his team shattered the world record by delivering a hamburger weighing in at 777 pounds. That bested the previous record-setting burger from Canada by 187 pounds.
This burger was five feet in diameter and three feet thick — a whole cow’s worth of beef. The lettuce on top weighed 50 pounds, plus 12 pounds of pickles and 50 pounds of onions. The bun, baked for six hours by Athens Baking Co. out of Fresno, weighed 272 pounds and was 28 inches thick.
In all, the thing was estimated to be 1.375 million calories but probably was more. It would take a person on a 2,000 calorie-a-day diet 22 months to eat the beef, or 1,000 people in one night.
The burger was later consumed by hungry patrons with all proceeds going to a local food bank. Supposedly, Jucy’s will make anyone a burger like this—provided they give 48 hours notice and pay $5000.