File this report under This Is Why America's Fat: This week, the United States officially set a new record for the world's largest hamburger.
The 777-pound burger, known as "Juicy's Outlaw Burger," was created this past Saturday by Oregon concessions company Juicy's at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, CA. The 1,375,000-calorie behemoth, which clocked in at five feet in diameter and three feet thick, toppled a previous Canadian record of 590 pounds.
It's only apropos that the United States sets a record for the largest burger world over at a time when it's setting a record for eating the largest quantity of burgers ever. According to the Burger Consumer Trend Report released today by research firm Technomic, a whopping 48 percent of consumers are eating a burger at least once a week. Are you one of them?