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Last week (remember, news travels very slowly from Thailand) folks from Bob's BBQ & Grill (which is owned by Texan Bob Schindler) created the world's largest hamburger. To celebrate the King of Thailand's 60th anniversary of his accession to the throne, the burgermakers concocted a beast that weighed in at 78.5 pounds and measured 23.62 inches wide and 13.78 inches high. (Man, imagine what they'll do for his 75th anniversary.)
It was topped with two large heads of lettuce, 15 tomatoes, four large onions, 35 slices of cheese, one and a half cups of mustard, one cup of ketchup, four whole pickles and four whole jalape�os. (Please, Robb Walsh puts more than that on his hot dogs.)
The mammoth sandwich will soon be certified by the Guinness Book of World Records, and will be named as The World's Largest Commercially Available Hamburger. The "Big Bob's Texas Belt Buster" is on the regular menu and can be ordered (in Thailand) with just 12 hours' notice, and costs a mere $400. No word on the price of a combo meal.
Hear that? Twelve hours. Now if you'll excuse us, we've got a to-go order to phone in. -- Steven Devadanam