People across the globe strive to make their mark by creating the biggest and best record breaking food.

When you go out for dinner in Denver and order a burger, you expect to get an average size meal.  Your burger will likely weigh a quarter of a pound, or if you’re feeling really hungry you might order a half-pound.  But did you know that you can actually buy a 777 pound burger?  That’s right, if you have $5,000 and 48 hours notice, you can order this monster meal at Juicys Outlaw Grill in Corvallis, Oregon.  It’s no surprise that this over-size patty holds the Guinness World Record for the largest commercially available hamburger.  But believe it or not there has actually been a burger larger than the one at Juicys, although not for order.  The largest hamburger weighed in at 2,014 pounds and was made by the Black Bear Casino Resort in Carlton, Minnesota in 2012.

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Largest commercially available hamburger.
Credit: Guinness World Records

Record breaking food is a big deal around the world, with entire towns coming together to create the most outrageous dishes.  Here is a short list of items that have tipped the scales.

Largest Bagel

868 pounds, made by Bruegger’s Bagels in 2004 for the New York State Fair

Largest Taco

1,654 pounds, made in Mexicali, Mexico in 2003 for the centennial celebration

 Largest Pumpkin Pie

2,020 pounds, made in 2005 by the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers in Ohio

 Largest Bowl of Pasta

13,786 pounds, made in 2010 by Buca di Beppo in Anaheim, CA

 Longest Sausage

36 miles long, made in 2000 by J.J. Tranfield in South Yorkshire, UK

 Largest Omelette

14,225 pounds, made by 55 people for the Ferreira do Zêzere City Council in Portugal


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Largest Omelette
Credit: Guinness World Records