Updated: 03/14/2013 2:35 PM
Created: 09/03/2012 10:47 PM WDIO.com
By: Dayna Landgrebe
You wouldn't guess it, but little Carlton, Minnesota holds a big record--the world's largest bacon cheeseburger.
On Sunday, the Black Bear Casino Resort squashed a Guinness Book World Record for the largest hamburger, weighing the bacon cheeseburger in at more than a ton.
In a news release on Monday, Executive Chef Gerald Bayerl said, "I'm very proud of everyone involved in setting this record. Countless hours and incredible ingenuity went in to accomplishing this enormous accomplishment."
The massive burger included more than 60 pounds of bacon, 50 pounds of lettuce, 50 pounds of sliced onions, 40 pounds of pickles and 40 pounds of American cheese.
A giant outdoor oven did the cooking on the burger and bun, and a crane did the flipping during the assembly process.
Philip Robertson, adjudicator from Guinness World Records, verified the world record.
"I get the privilege of seeing amazing things every week," Robertson said. "What I saw today was a feat of remarkable teamwork that resulted in a world record burger that actually tastes really good."
The burger took close to four hours to bake, and the bun was baked by Twig Bakery. Best of all, the burger was served to spectators and guests free of charge.
This story was originally published on September 3, 2012.
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