World's Biggest Hamburger Weighs A Ton; Looks Kinda Icky

By Anthony Todd in Food on Sep 4, 2012 3:00PM

Every so often, someone breaks a "giant food" record: biggest omelette; biggest single serving of chocolate pudding; biggest hamburger. These are sort of cool. They're more feats of engineering than culinary showpieces, but cool nonetheless. However, the unhappy secret of giant food is It always looks pretty disgusting. Even when onlookers are forced to eat these behemoths for photos, we suspect they are spitting bites out behind the bushes.

The one-ton bacon cheeseburger created in Minnesota on Sunday may be an exception—according to NPR, the Guinness rep said it tasted "pretty good." We don't quite buy it.

The hamburger was 2,014 pounds, the largest burger in world history. It was 10 feet wide, topped with 60 pounds of bacon, 50 pounds of lettuce, 50 pounds of onions and 40 pounds of cheese. It took a construction crane to flip the patty over.

The burger was created by the Black Bear Casino Resort in Carlton, Minnesota. Because nothing says "go gamble, because the apocalypse may be coming" like a mutant, earth-shattering burger the size of a Buick.