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.

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.

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.

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Comments (10)
  1. Mechanic says:

    Could you please Super-Size this one for me(??)

  2. Ninh Khuu Ettinger says:

    This just sounds like food poisoning waiting to happen

    1. mechanic says:

      Ain’t that the truth!!!???

      1. mechanic says:

        Ain’t that the truth!!!??? …… You said a mouth full there, Ninh.

  3. Sean says:

    That looks Mouth Watering good, Where’s the cheese! Yumm

  4. Gary Damaschine says:

    Only my clever cousin, Nick Nicora, can made this FOURTH OF JULY a memorable event!!!