5/3 lb. burger makes W Michigan Whitecaps menu

(Via twitter > Consumerist > bensbiz ) A 5/3 pound burger has been added to the menu of the Western Michigan Whitecaps for the upcoming baseball season after being tested at a February food fair. The burger is topped with salsa, sour cream, chili and Fritos in addition to more conventional condiments and will cost $20. A T-shirt will reportedly be awarded to someone who completes it without help.

Darren Rovell of CNBC, a former reporter for the ESPN Nathan’s broadcast, named the sandwich his minor league concession item of the year. A listing of approximate nutrional information in his blog entry claims that the burger contains almost 5000 calories and 299 grams of fat.

The burger is not the largest sandwich available at a stadium; Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin offers a 2.5 pound “Curly’s O-Line burger”

update MLive.com has a video of the burger’s construction and the Yahoo baseball blog has a picture of the T shirt awarded to finishers.

update #2 The ESPN Sportscenter segment about the burger is available on youtube.

Comments (3)



    March 25, 2009 @ 7:37 pm

    More is more.


  2. Jabba the Hut said

    March 26, 2009 @ 9:34 am

    Actually…the 5th/3rd Burger is a total of 4 lbs with all the toppings that come on it and the bun…the 5th/3rd is in reference to the actual weight of the burgers combined.

  3. I said

    March 26, 2009 @ 11:46 am

    actually 5th 3rd is the sponsor of the ballpark

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