World's Tallest Burger: A Finland Cafe Says This Hamburger Is a Record Setter
See how they built it -- and find out who, or what, ate it afterwards.
— -- A café in Finland claims it broke the record this week for the world’s tallest burger.
For the price of $2,200, customers were invited to take a bite from a 16-foot-tall hamburger tower.
The owner of Mehiläis Pesä restaurant, in the small southern town of Lapinjärvi, Finland, told ABC News he decided to build the 220-pound monster on Monday “just for fun.”
“It’s also a way for us to advertise local food,” said Jarmo Lehtomäki.
Ingredients used to build the pyramid were all locally sourced, with lettuce and bread produced less than a mile away, Lehtomäki said.
Lehtomäki hired a new chef, and building the giant burger was his first task. It took him one hour and 40 minutes.
The chef and his team used a metal rod to keep the 250 beef burgers upright.
While the restaurant was open for customers during the construction, only a few people dared to taste the burger (though nobody actually was charged $2,200). Once it was over, most of the burgers were cold and dry, said the café owner, making them inedible.
The restaurant gave the food away to a local dog shelter owner with 23 dogs.
ABC News reached out to Guinness World Records, which had not yet confirmed the record.
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