A Canadian barbecue chef is trying to take a very big bite out of the record books by grilling what could be the worlds largest burger.
Ted Reader set a sizzling mark on May 2010 by creating a hamburger at Yonge-Dundas Square in downtown Toronto that tips the scales at 268 kilograms, or 590 pounds. If someone were to chow down the equivalent of the colossal creation in quarter-pound portions, he or she would have to devour 2,360 burgers.
If the mark stands, that would make mincemeat of the previous Guinness World Record of around 84 kilograms, or 185.8 pounds. However, Reader says they still have to wait for Guinness to give them the official nod that theyve claimed the biggest burger crown, which he anticipates will take a couple of weeks.
The award-winning chef used a specially designed grill with a built-in forklift mechanism designed to flip the oversized culinary creation.
Reader says it took six hours to cook the behemoth of a burger, starting off with a patty weighing 139 kilos. The grilled patty was then nestled in a 48-kilogram bun, dressed with lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, red onions, pickles and barbecue sauce.
An auction of the burger also netted money for a charitable cause, with $7,500 raised to benefit Camp Bucko, a camp program for children with burn injuries.