What started out as a joke became reality this past weekend when a Maine restaurant cooked up a 100-pound burger to celebrate its first year in business.
WCSH-TV reports the owners of Dirigo's Public House in Yarmouth worked all day Sunday to cook a freshly ground, 70-pound beef patty that weighed in well over 100 pounds with all the toppings added.
Co-owner Ben Grant says he and his fellow owners were looking for something creative to celebrate their restaurant's first birthday when someone suggested taking their burger to another level.
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Customers purchased tickets for a chance to get a bite of the massive burger, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Good Shepherd Food Bank.
Grant says it seemed inappropriate to do something this excessive without giving back.