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Here’s the beef: A 198-pound burger

An Australian cafe is claiming a world record after cooking a giant hamburger with a 178-pound patty that took 12 hours to cook and four men to flip. Complete with bun and fixings, the behemoth burger weighed in at 198 pounds.
/ Source: Reuters

An Australian cafe is claiming a world record after cooking a giant hamburger with a 178-pound patty that took 12 hours to cook and four men to flip.

The monster burger cooked up by Sydney cafe owners Joe and Iman El-Ajouz weighed in at 90 kg (198 pounds) in total, eclipsing the previous record of 84 kg (185 pounds), set in Michigan in the United States.

"Just flipping the patty was the main challenge for us, but it all went well," Iman El-Ajouz said.

"My husband had to prepare special metal holders and a metal plate, he had one at the bottom one at the top, locked them together and they flipped the burger with that," she added.

The giant burger contained the giant beef patty, 120 eggs, 150 slices of cheese, more than 3 pounds of beetroot, five and a half pounds of tomatoes, and almost four and a half pounds of lettuce, all topped off with a special sauce on a giant sesame seed bun. It was eaten by employees at the cafe.

The variety of burger will be on the menu at the cafe for the next year in order to meet the conditions for a Guinness world record, but will set hungry patrons back around $1,220 in American dollars.