The case for Lori Weiss

In a recent blog entry, Wing Tut expresses skepticism about the claims that Kate Stelnick and Lori Weiss are the only people to complete Denny’s 96er burger in under three hours. There is a good deal of evidence to support Denny’s claims that Lori Weiss did accomplish what the restaurant claims. Lori Weiss ate the three pound burger (5+ pounds with toppings) in 36 minutes at a contest recorded for the Food Network in 2002, setting a record (which I believe still stands based on megamunch’s picture of the recent finishers of that burger) The archived versions of Denny’s websites have two articles about that contest:

Lancaster New Era
Clearfield Progress

I am not sure if this contest was ever televised by the Food Network since I have not been able to find any information about the show it was on. If it was, Lori’s appearance might have been cut.

Lori’s conquest of the 96er last July was documented in a blog entry at (Surprisingly, the blogger claims that the record Lori was aiming to break was under 2 hours, when the official mark by Kate Stelnick is 2:54. I am not sure if there is a lower unpublicized record or if he just got confused.)

If Lori Weiss’ feats are hoaxes, they are extremely well constructed ones.

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  1. the boy king said

    November 7, 2006 @ 9:19 am

    it’s still fishy if you ask me… especially b/c they both just happended to finish in 2:54.

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