Big thanks to one of our German readers Christoph for sending this one in! It's the story of a German Science TV Show called Galileo, and their attempt at making a Mega-Burger. Not your run-of-the-mill MegaBurger though, no no, the Germans do things BIG, REAL BIG. So big in fact that they engineered a structure to hold the Burger Patty just inches from the heat source for cooking, and then used this structure to flip the burger perfectly. An amazing engineering feat! They go through the process of research (using SupersizedMeals.com!), planning, preparation, cooking, and finally eating. My German isn't the best, so I really don't know much about what they're saying, only that the bun is 170cm wide and weighs 140kg's, the patty is also 170cm wide and weighs 243kg's, with fixin's, the total burger weight cooked was 329kg's!
Galileo Video vom 29. Oktober 2007: Der größte Burger der Welt
Sketches are drawn up for the meat patty cooking structure
The grill is welded
Grill in the warehouse
The buns are made
The first bun out of the oven
Making the Burger
Wrapping the burger for transport
The BBQ fuel for the fire
A cover is built to protect the burger
The burger is lowered closer to the BBQ fuel
The turning of the burger
Placing the burger on the bun
Time to top the burger!
Topping with lettuce, tomato, onion and other toppings
Taking the burger to the weighstation
A close up of the burger
Enjoyed by all
To see the complete video, click here!