World’s Biggest Cheeseburger
You won’t find it at Mickey D’s, nor Burger King.... Nope, not at Wendy’s! Fat Burger? No way! Tommy’s, hardly! In and Out? Not there either! This definitely ain’t no Wimpy burger, either!
So, where do you find the world’s biggest commercially produced hamburger? Out in the sticks of central Pennsylvania at a place called Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub, 1452 Woodland Road, Clearfield, PA 16830 and it costs about $35 and weighs in at about 16 pounds!
Almost 11 pounds of lean beef, a pound or more of cheese, two whole tomatoes, one whole onion and a super dooper king sized bun, topped off by the contents of a small pickle jar.
The pub holds regular burger challenges and you can get that “whopper” for free if you and one friend can down the whole thing in 4 hours or less. You can also make it into the Guineas book of World Records. A 100 pound girl from New Jersey named Kate got in when she downed, by herself, the second largest burger they make, called the Old 96er! That one’s only 11 pounds, six of which is meat and the rest all the goodies!
These are only 2 of the 28 different burgers they make, in addition to pizza, pasta, subs, steaks, seafood, wraps and salads. Their menu items start at $3 for a plain salad or hamburger (1/3 pound) and go up to almost $40 for the big burger. They carry a wide variety of beer on tap and bottle, including two local Pennsylvania brands (Tröegs and Yuengling). They also have a full bar, banquet room for 35 people, plus 20 TVs spread out around the premises with sports channels.
Started in 1977 by Dennis and Jean Liegey, last year they served up 6,000 burgers in addition to the other goodies they offer from Monday to Sunday 11am to 11 pm. The burger part started with a simple, common, ordinary ¼ pound offering back then and evolved into multiple pounds by the 1990’s and this year they introduced the Belly Buster with a weight of almost 16 pounds.
Close enough to parts of New York, New Jersey, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and all of Pennsylvania (they are almost in the middle of the state near Pittsburgh) that anyone with a car and huge appetite for a big burger can reach them in about one or two hours! As for the rest of you out there in no man’s land, you’ll just have to make do with a common old, ordinary quarter pounder!