The Black Bear Casino Resort near Carlton, Minnesota has broken a Guinness World Record for the largest bacon cheeseburger ever made.
The massive burger, created to commemorate Labour Day, measured at 10ft in diameter and weighed a gut-busting 2,014lb
The remarkable feat of culinary engineering included 60lb of bacon, 50lb of lettuce, 50lb of sliced onions, 40lb of pickles and 40lb of cheese and easily surpassed the previous record of 882lb.
The burger, which weighed in excess of a ton, was made using an outdoor oven powered by propane torches. The burger and its gargantuan bun was cooked using 15ft steel skillets and it took over fours at a 350 degree heat to cook it. The bun was cooked for a mere seven hours.
Guinness World Record adjudicator, Philip Robertson, was flown into verify the stunning effort, and he marvelled at the audacity of the operation.
"I get the privilege of seeing amazing things every week. What I saw today was a feat of remarkable teamwork that resulted in a world record burger that actually tastes really good." Robertson told The Duluth News Tribune.
Halfway through heating, the monster burger was flipped using a crane and the stunning meal was served to guests for free as part of the casino’s Big Burger Bash.
In a news release on Monday, Black Bear Casino Resort's Executive Chef, Gerald Bayerl said: "I'm very proud of everyone involved in setting this record. Countless hours and incredible ingenuity went in to accomplishing this enormous accomplishment."
Image: People examine a bacon cheeseburger measuring 10 feet in diameter and weighing more than ton at Black Bear Casino Resort near Carlton, Minn. (AP Photo/Duluth News Tribune)