The top benefit of all of our fridge-raiding over the last few months is that – without knowing it – we appeared to be in training for a huge challenge.
This challenge has been set by Yunis Sevinik of Kebabstan in Preston, and involves eating a 14 inch burger that weighs a whopping 4.5lbs.
Those who finish the burger – which can feed 10 people – alone in 20 minutes, win a £1,000 voucher for the restaurant. That’s a lot of late-night kebabs.
The burger costs £35 and is the size of a large pizza. Seems easy if you have gannet tendencies, but with the bread and meats it’s one even Adam Richman might struggle with.
The lamb burger comes with cheese, salad, pickled cucumber and tomato, currently available as a takeaway option before the challenge itself starts.
Although Yunis is unable to currently get people in to take on the challenge, he says that it’s proven ‘very popular’ so far and people have already booked in to do so after reopening.
‘They think they can, I don’t think so,’ he said of those who’d bragged that they’d be able to scran the gargantuan burger in one.
One customer who’d bought the burger for takeaway said of it: ‘This is by far the biggest burger I’ve ever seen!
‘I’ve eaten some big burgers in my time, including eating challenges and it’s always about being just a massive burger and a bit of a gimmick.
‘THIS IS NOT THE CASE HERE! It was perfectly cooked! Deliciously juicy all the way through. The combination of sauce and salads are amazing. By far one of the best burgers I’ve ever had. Did I mention how big it is?’
The restaurateur started another food trial last year, which saw the winner devouring a two-metre long kebab wrap in just nine minutes.
If you think you’re up to the challenge you might have to wait a while to win your thousand pound voucher, but you can have a crack at it on your own turf in preparation.
Let the best greedy-guts win.