There is no doubt that people in the U.S. absolutely love burgers.
And while traditional fast food chains are looking to keep up with the burgeoning craft burger market, some restaurants are opting to just go big.
This meaty list of the biggest burgers in the country may give you a food baby just by looking at it. And keep in mind, the burgers seen here can and have all been finished by one person. Are you ready to take up the challenge?
From coast to coast, check out these gigantic burgers.
The XXXL from Fatburger
Is it the wall of fame, or shame for eating this? (Photos: Fatburger)
L.A.-based Fatburger takes its burger game to the next level with a massive triple patty, 24-ounce burger called the XXXL. The bravest eaters in the country can try the XXX Challenge — you just have to finish an entire burger with all the fixings for a chance to earn a spot on the wall with the other XXXL champions. The current record holder finished a shockingly tall 16-patty Fatburger.
The 55 Challenge at Hwy 55
(Courtesy: Hwy 55)
This Southern burger chain may not be very well known in other parts of the country, but Hwy 55 gets a spot on this list for its mammoth burger challenge. Their gigantic burger has 55 ounces of beef on it (a regular hamburger has between 4 to 6 ounces). The 50’s style all-American diner offers guests the chance to take the challenge in exchange for the monster burger, a side of fries, and a 24 ounce soft drink for free – but only if the burger fiend can finish it all in 30 minutes or less.
One Pound of Elk at Bub’s Burgers
(Courtesy: Bub’s Burgers & Ice Cream)
The “Big Ugly” Elk One Pound cheeseburger from Bub’s Burgers & Ice Cream at locations throughout Indiana is a different take on a classic American burger. But since elk meat is low in fat, calories, and cholesterol, you might feel pretty good after downing this meaty behemoth.
Slater’s 50/50 Bacon Burger
(Courtesy: Slater’s 50/50)
Slater’s 50/50 in Southern California is home to the famous 50/50 burgers, which are whopping one-pound burgers made with 50 percent ground beef and 50 percent — wait for it — ground bacon.
One of the most popular 50/50 burgers is the one pound B’ B’ B’ Bacon Burger, made with the famous 50/50 patty, bacon American cheese, sunny-side-up egg, bacon, bacon island dressing and a bacon pretzel bun. It’s serious bacon overload for even the most devout pork lovers.
Sky-high Scrum Burger
(Courtesy: The Up and Under)
The Up and Under is a pub in Richmond, Calif., famous for its Scrum Burger, which essentially is everything in the refrigerator stuffed between three ciabatta buns. Standing at about a foot tall, the contents include grilled onion, bacon, roasted tomato, arugula, onion rings, cactus, bell pepper, cilantro, Italian sausage, pulled pork, avocado, cherry peppers, fried egg, jack, cheddar, gouda & provolone, with a highly unnecessary side of chili cheese fries.
Big Arse Dublin Burger at Tilted Kilt
(Courtesy: Tilted Kilt)
If you tell a server at the Tilted Kilt chain to “make it a Dublin” when you order your Classic half-pound “Big Arse” Hamburger, they will add a second half-pound beef patty to it and double the cheese. You’ll be Doublin’ your Dublin burger … get it?
Wayback Burger’s Triple Triple
(Courtesy: Wayback Burgers)
Wayback Burgers’ infamous Triple Triple burger is a sight for hungry eyes. What does 3x3 equal? A food coma or worse. The 2-pound, nine-patty cheeseburger also has nine slices of American cheese, lettuce, and tomato.
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