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Record-Breaking 19-Pound Hamburger Debuts On Menu In SC
Jimmy Moore
May 17, 2005

SPARTANBURG, SC (May 17, 2005) -- You might have heard the story earlier this month about a 15-pound hamburger being sold on the menu at Denny's Beer Barrel and Pub in Clearfield, Pennsylvania. It was nicknamed the Beer Barrel Belly Buster and got national attention for being the largest hamburger you can order at any restaurant in America.

But not anymore.

That distinction now belongs to Costner's Grill and Entertainment in Easley, South Carolina, who introduced the new record-breaking 19.1-pound hamburger live on the radio station 1330/950 WORD-AM in the Greenville/Spartanburg, SC market on Friday afternoon.

The idea for this bigger hamburger came during a discussion of the 15-pound hamburger story a couple of weeks ago on "The Ralph Bristol Show." Bristol, taking the suggestion of his newsman Ed Jensen, decided to challenge any restaurant owners in his listening audience who would be willing to create an even bigger burger than the one by Denny's Beer Barrel Pub to step up to the plate.

And Costner's Grill and Entertainment did. The rest, they say, is history. At least for the time being.

Bristol came up with the name Costner's Carolina Colossus and customers can now order this unique menu item at the restaurant as long as they call ahead of time and let them know so they can be prepared.

That big burger might look tempting or it might disgust you to no end. But we live in a strange time in the United States. While a greater focus has been placed on weight loss and healthy eating habits to deal with the obesity problem, we simultaneously have stories of even bigger and better hamburgers than ever before...literally! When is the madness going to end? Do we or don't we care about our health in this country?

While this story makes for a good publicity stunt for both the radio station and the restaurant, it sadly does nothing to help change the poor eating habits that two-thirds of Americans who are overweight or obese need to make.

Of course, if you're livin' la vida low-carb, you can have still eat the meat without the bun and make it low-carb. After all, aren't we always told that all you can eat on low-carb is meat! I wonder if they'll make a low-carb version? LOL!

World's Largest Hamburger You Can Order At Any Restaurant In America

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