The race to eat Bangkok's 'biggest
burger', a 10,000-calorie challenge
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[October 31, 2019]
By Jiraporn Kuhakan
BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Bangkok burger joint
has become an internet sensation after YouTubers started challenging
each other to eat its biggest meal - a near 6kg (13 pound) patty covered
in fried onion rings, bacon and mayonnaise.
A woman holds up what the Chris Steaks & Burgers restaurant says is
Thailand's biggest burger weighing more than 6 kilograms, before a
competition held to eat it at the restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand,
October 11, 2019. Picture taken October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jiraporn
Chris Steaks and Burgers is offering a 10,000 baht ($330) prize
for anyone who can finish the mammoth snack in nine minutes -
one baht for every calorie.
Owner Komdech Kongsuwan, who says it is the country's biggest
burger, dreamed up the contest after three customers managed the
feat. New challengers are coming through the door every day.
Among them was Pakorn Porncheewangkoon, who failed to finish the
burger in time. "I will eat a burger at some point (in the
future), but not any time soon," he said.
The beef version of the "6kg Burger" costs 2,500 baht ($82.75)
and the pork one 3,500 baht ($115.86).
(Additional reporting by Vorasit Satienlerk; Editing by Andrew
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