World’s Biggest Burger Part IIBy burrger • Dec 14th, 2007 • Category: Burger Blog
Bob’s BBQ & Grill of Pattaya, Thailand has smashed the current record for producing the world’s biggest burger. The landmark in cheeseburger history was created in celebration of the king of Thailand’s 60th year accession to the throne and was part of a wide range of events being held all year in Thailand to mark the occasion.
The unveiling of the massive burger was witnessed by a local TV crew and officials from Ripley’s Believe it or Not who recorded the burger’s weight at a whopping 78.5 pounds which eclipses the previous record of 50 pounds held by Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub in Pennsylvania, US. Measuring 60 CM (23.5 inches) in diameter and 35 CM (13.75 inches) in height, the burger has been named Big Bob’s Texas Belt Buster and is on the regular menu and can be ordered 12 hours in advance.
“You can order it in the morning and it will be ready to eat in the evening” says Bob Schindler, founder of Bob’s BBQ & Grill. Bob, originally from Houston, Texas founded the restaurant just over 2 years ago to bring authentic American cuisine to Thailand and his oversized burgers have been a hit with locals and tourists. He was aiming to build a burger that hit the 60 pound mark but a few miscalculations resulted in the burger going well over the target weight.
The birth of the burger started off with a custom made bun made in Bob’s in house bakery, and then 25 Kg (55.12 pounds) of Bob’s top quality beef was cooked for 6 hours down to 20.4 Kg (45 pounds). No burger is complete with toppings and this burger was topped off with 2 large heads of lettuce, 15 tomatoes, 4 large onions, 35 slices of cheese, 1½ cups of mustard, 1 cup of ketchup, 4 whole pickles, 4 whole Jalapeños.
Once the official certification is received it will be added to the Guinness World records database under The World’s Largest Commercially Available Hamburger.