A fire caused the George Pub and Grill in County Durham to close their doors but they are now open again for business. In addition, they are coming back with gusto by launching a burger challenge for anyone who dares to try it.
The new burger challenges known as the Big Ben Number 10. When you come to the pub to try, bring £28.95 with you and make sure you bring your appetite. After all, you will be up against 10 burgers with cheese and a thick layer of bacon on each.
Along with the burgers, you will also get a side of chips. This just keeps getting better.
When you do the math, the entire meal comes in at 1.5kg and will set you back about 12,000 calories. Incidentally, that is five times the recommended intake of calories per day.
For those who might feel as if this burger just isn’t enough, you can ask them to throw on some extra bacon and cheese. Of course, it also comes at an extra price.
Most people would consider this meal to be a heart attack in the making and the owner of the pub, Craig Harker agrees. He wants you to try it, but he says you should do it at your own risk.
If you are still ready to take the plunge, then he has upped the ante with £500 in compensation. Of course, to get the money you will have to die while eating the burger but it will help to buy your headstone.
Craig said: “This burger is absolutely stacked high with juicy meat from top to bottom – 60 oz of beef topped with so much cheese and 25 bacon rashers.
“If people want, they can add a further dollop of liquid cheese over the whole dish, which – by the way – makes it even tastier.
“This burger will go down as bragging rights with friends, and I can see all the big eaters going for our Big Ben Number 10.
“With over 12,000 calories, the meal comes with a warning to eat at your own risk.”
Kyle Gibson is a competitive eater who took on the challenge. He was able to complete it in 21 minutes and 56 seconds. He then said that it was the ‘best [he’d] ever tasted.’
“It was so soft, full of flavour, and filled a small hole,” he added. “Overall, it’s a quality burger.”