10,000-calorie challenge: Can you finish Bangkok's 'biggest burger'?

Jiraporn Kuhakan, Reuters

Posted at Oct 31 2019 11:42 AM

10,000-calorie challenge: Can you finish Bangkok's 'biggest burger'? 1
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. Picture taken October 11, 2019. Jiraporn Kuhakan, Reuters

BANGKOK -- A Bangkok burger joint has become an internet sensation after YouTubers started challenging each other to eat its biggest meal -- a near 6 kg (13 pound) patty covered in fried onion rings, bacon and mayonnaise.

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 burderin time. "I will eat a burger at some point (in the future), but not any time soon," he said.

The beef version of the "6 kg Burger" costs 2,500 baht ($82.75) and the pork one 3,500 baht ($115.86).