It seems stories of anything bigger than a 4x4 are fast becoming legend. But it looks like Merwin Barrientos made it to In 'n' Out in time for this fine sounding challenge, a 26 x 26. He chose 26 pattys and 26 slices of American Cheese because the store record was a 25 x 25. This is one eating challenge that he won't soon forget, and won't soon be forgotten...
But he won't do it again . . .
By Gustavo Arellano
Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 1:00 am - “Merwin won’t do it anymore,” my sister Alejandrina told me last week. “If he eats a 26x26 again, Merwin thinks he’ll die.” Earlier this year, 20-year-old Anaheim resident Merwin Barrientos ate a 26x26 at In-N-Out Burger: 26 hamburger patties glued together with 26 slices of American cheese. I didn’t believe Alejandrina until she produced pictures and videotape of a curly-haired man-child grimacing as he chewed on something that looked like an orange log.