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That's a whopper: US cooks up a world record cheeseburger

Chefs in Minnesota take four hours to make the 3m in diameter burger which tips the scales at 913kg

Men observe the behemoth burger in the United States which needed a crane to flip it while it cooked.
Men observe the behemoth burger in the United States which needed a crane to flip it while it cooked.

CARLTON, MINNESOTA // A Minnesota casino has cooked up a world-record cheeseburger that's 10 feet (3 metres) in diameter and weighs over 900 kg.

The behemoth burger was served up Sunday at the Black Bear Casino Resort near Carlton. It tipped the scales at 2,014 pounds (913.5kg).

Philip Robertson, a Guinness World Records representative, verified the record for biggest burger. He called the feat a result of "remarkable teamwork" and said the burger "actually tastes really good".

A Duluth News Tribune report says the previous mark was a mere 881 pounds, 13 ounces (399kg).

Black Bear's burger included 50 pounds of lettuce, 50 pounds of sliced onions, 40 pounds of pickles and 40 pounds of cheese.

It took about four hours to cook the patty. A crane was used to flip it.