John Wall meets the nine-pound burger from BGR The Burger Joint. (Alex Baldinger/The Washington Post)

As of 2:30 p.m. more than half of BGR The Burger Joint’s mammoth creation — which costs $99.99 and tips the scales at more than 15 pounds including toppings and bun — remained. According to BGR, any individual able to down the thing in one sitting doesn’t have to pay for it — monetarily, at least.

If the site seems a bit slow today, you’ll understand why. For more on our adventures with local food challenges, check out the Feb. 17 issue of Weekend.


(Alex Baldinger)


(Alex Baldinger)