Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Want To Split This With Me...?

Once in a while, I get fascinated by some of the excesses we can produce. This is just one of them!

Having said that, I probably would try eating a part of it! The one in the picture is actually a mere "Triple Bypass Burger!" Only three patties of meat, ya know?

The World’s Worst Burger

Certainly, no one would classify hamburgers as a health food, and dietary wisdom dictates that a serving of meat should be about three ounces, or the size of a deck of cards. But one restaurant in Las Vegas, Nevada, shuns such conventions. Offering up what the founder calls “nutritional pornography,” the Heart Attack Grill’s menu includes such cardiovascularly destructive fare as butterfat milkshakes and fries cooked in pure lard. Their signature Quadruple Bypass Burger has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s most calorific burger. The Quadruple Bypass consists of four half-pound hamburgers, three tablespoons of lard, 20 slices of bacon, eight slices of American cheese, 20 slices of caramelized onion baked in lard, eight tomato slices, one tablespoon of mayonnaise, two tablespoons of ketchup, one tablespoon of mustard, and a bun. It contains a staggering 9,982 calories.

The restaurant has a whole tongue-in-cheek hospital motif, with buxom, scantily clad “nurses” acting as waitresses. Diners who weigh more than 350 pounds eat for free. Should you fail to devour your burger in its entirety, the nurses will gleefully paddle your behind.

Unfortunately, patrons of the grill have actually succumbed to cardiac arrest, including unofficial spokesman John Alleman, a daily customer who died of a heart attack at a bus stop in front of the restaurant. Another spokesman, 29-year-old, 6-foot-eight, 575-pound Blair River, died in 2011 of pneumonia, and his death was likely tied to his obesity. Despite these tragedies, the Heart Attack Grill continues to do incredible business in Sin City, and the restaurant has been featured on several food- and travel-related programs.

Now this is a little bit over the edge, if you ask me. I wouldn't pay to have one of these. It seems like a waste! However, if they ever start offering a cinnamon roll of this proportion, I'm all over it, ya know?

Coffee out on the patio again this morning. I'll serve up some healthy oatmeal cookies!


Gorges Smythe said...

Back when I was a kid, I might have been able to eat it. Anymore, no way!

HermitJim said...

Hey Gorges...
My eyes are certainly bigger than my tummy now days!

That being said, it does look good!

Thanks for coming over this morning!

Chickenmom said...

Think I'll pass on that one, Mr. Hermit - I'd rather have that cinnamon roll!

Sunnybrook Farm said...

I think Larry the Cable guy went to that place on his show. Even he couldn't handle all that food if it is the same place.

linda m said...

There is no way I could ever eat anything of that size. At first I was going to say a strawberry rhubarb muffin maybe. Then after thinking about it I can't even finish a large muffin from our bakery. Now a healthy oatmeal cookie with coffee sounds great. Temps are rising around here again as well as the humidity. We are expecting more August like temps the next few days - hot and humid. What a crazy summer we are having.

JO said...

I know someone who went there and they sure couldn't eat it. So yes to me it is a waste money and food.
It kind of promotes bad eating habits in already way to over weight people.

I'll take the oatmeal cookies and a refill please.

Dizzy-Dick said...

Now you went and made me hungry. I guess I got to turn of the computer and go get me something to eat. . .

Mamahen said...

I love a good burger but only one patty, maybe two if they ate really thin is more to my liking. That cookie sounds good though ! Thanks for the invite :))

Rob said...

I've always figured things like that (a burger too big to take a bite of) were for show & a burger place with that name is all show.
Nothing wrong with a little fun now & then as long as it's not a habit.

There is a burger place I have on my list, I saw it on a burger show on the tube, they do deep fried burgers in the same grease they have been using for over a hundred years!
Man that looked good! Dryer's Burgers in Memphis TN

Moderation is the key :)