Conspicuous consumption doesn’t get more in your face than a mile high multi-patty burger! These 9 larger than life heaping hamburger helpings turn fast food into vast food while proving that even if your eyes are bigger than your stomach, eating to your heart’s content isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Burger King Japan’s Windows 7 Whopper
Japan is a leader in the expanding field of mind-bogglingly big burgers, though the average citizen’s waistline doesn’t reflect that unless you’re attending a sumo match. Outsize eats are an accepted way to advertise, however, and the Windows 7 Whopper was made for just that purpose. Introduced on October 22nd of 2009 in conjunction with the release of the Windows 7 operating system, the Windows 7 Whopper sold so well (10,000 burgers in only 9 days) that the promotion was extended an extra week.
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Comprised of 7 layers of beef patties and providing 2120 calories, the $16 Windows 7 Whopper weighed in at a massive 950 grams (2.09 lbs) and inflicted an astonishing 280 grams of fat (equal to 2.5 sticks of butter) upon the arteries of anyone hungry to eat the whole thing. Om nom nom ACK!
The Squeeze Inn’s “Squeeze With Cheese”
With just 8 locations (all of which are in California), The Squeeze Inn doesn’t skirt the issue of being a regional chain. What is DOES skirt, are its cheeseburgers – with cheese, of course! “Our famous squeeze with cheese is made in a unique way,” according to the Squeeze Inn website. “After cooking the patty on a flat top grill we cover it with a handful of cheese and the top of the bun before throwing a handful of ice chips on the grill and covering the whole thing in a hood. The skirt comes out perfectly.”
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While the Squeeze With Cheese boasts but a single 1/3-pound beef patty, the burger is made 100% fresh ground beef topped with lettuce, pickles, red and white onions, tomatoes, mayo and mustard, all stuffed between a pair of steamed sourdough buns from the Muzio Baking Co. All dressed, one might say, especially when the finishing touch is a voluminous skirt made from real cheddar cheese. Finish this burger and you might NEED a skirt ’cause squeezing into your skinny jeans is gonna be near impossible.
In-N-Out’s 4×4 Burger
At In-N-Out Burger, ordering is as easy as 1,2,3… and 4×4! Found online at the popular burger-flipper’s “not-so-secret menu“, the 4×4 features four 100% pure beef patties, hand-leafed lettuce, tomato, “spread”, four slices of American cheese, and optional onions, stacked between a sliced and freshly baked bun.
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While In-N-Out endeavors to accommodate menu requests both secret, not-so-secret, and flat out bonkers like the ridiculous 100×100 ordered in Las Vegas on October 31st of 2004, the not too big, not too small 4×4 is about the biggest cheeseburger on the menu that’s actually edible in a single sitting.