PLEASANTON (CBS SF) — Some very ambitious cooks tried to make history at the Alameda County Fair Saturday when they attempted to grill a 625-pound hamburger. If successful, it would be the world’s largest commercially available hamburger.
Fair organizers said it was for a good cause. Individual bites were sold for 99 cents, and the proceeds went to the Alameda County Food Bank.READ MORE: President Biden Announces Bipartisan Deal On $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan
KCBS’ Tim Ryan Reports:
Officials from the Guinness Book of Records were on hand to verify that the burger was bigger than the 595-pound burger that currently holds the record.READ MORE: Woman's Body Dumped At San Jose Newby Landfill; Police Seek Public's Help In Case
The big burger will be a whopping 1,375,000 calories, which is enough to feed one person for almost 2 years.
Trimmings include a 110-pound bun, some 50 pounds of cheese, 20 pounds of onions, 12 pounds of pickles, and 30 pounds of lettuce.MORE NEWS: Kitten Rescued From Freeway Overpass Now Up For Adoption
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