Calorie count: 60,000. Just looking: 0.

Sign up for your bypass surgery now.

Because we’re talkin’ burgers.


nameless burger


(photo: Denise Sakaki)

One we-don’t-mess-around artery-clogging burger. Made with 3/4 of a pound of ground prime chuck. Swiss and cheddar cheeses. Bacon fried in tempura batter. Onion rings. A house sauce.

Buns? Toss the traditional! Two grilled cheese sandwiches.

A Seattle restaurant that sells this baby for a beefy 16 bucks has a problem.

It was calling its caloric behemoth the Triple Bypass. Had to drop the name after an Arizona restaurant, called Heart Attack Grill, with a burger of the same name threatened a lawsuit.

So the Seattle eatery, John Howie Steak, has turned to the public to name his mondo burger.

So loosen that belt and put on your thinking cap. There’s six burgers and beers in it if you win.

The surgery and gym membership, those are on you.

Ideas to: — the subject line must read: “John Howie Burger Contest.”


13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mkirkd
    Oct 08, 2010 @ 13:13:59

    Hmm 60,000 calories….I wonder if this could go into the Guiness Record Book? It makes my stomach turn just looking at the photo…just crazy! Doesn’t even have the usual lettuce, pickle or tomato.

    NNTR (not need to respond) trying to keep my inbox under control.


  2. inaformerlifeanexpat
    Oct 08, 2010 @ 14:34:21

    I don;t think I would need to eat for a week after consuming that.


  3. lexiemom
    Oct 09, 2010 @ 09:39:33

    I think it looks delicious! Indigestion for a week, but it might be worth it! I’m just sayin…
    How about this for a name: “Month-at-the-Gym Burger”?


  4. Invictus
    Oct 09, 2010 @ 14:20:01

    Looks tasty, though it would probably kill me to eat it. Still, even though it looks like it would be playing Russian roulette with my arteries, I’d love to try it once.


    • allycatadventures
      Oct 13, 2010 @ 12:44:20

      @Brandon – The host of a local radio station airing the burger-naming contest tried it just once on the air, reporting his progress. A fellow who had recently lost a whole lotta weight. He got through about 75% before he threw in the towel. Days later, he’s probably still recovering.


  5. Raymond
    Oct 10, 2010 @ 15:20:27

    @Allycat-OMG, that looks soooooooooo good! I wonder if its on the 99cent menu? Wow, geez, that would sure take some wrinkles out of my belly!


  6. longeyesamurai
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 03:01:27

    I remember reading about a grilled-cheese as bun hamburger a couple of weeks back, didn’t know it was from your neck of woods.

    Just read last week that KFC is bringing their Double-Down monstrosity north of the border. Talk about dumping. 🙂


    • allycatadventures
      Oct 13, 2010 @ 14:08:20

      @capra – The concept – and practice – of grilled cheeses as buns can’t be attributed to that Seattle restaurant, they’ve been around a while. And the American foods and waistlines just keep getting bigger …. 😉


  7. aubrey
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 11:29:52

    That looks fabulous. Delicious, decadent and desirable. But I would never touch it. After dieting for so many years, that vast accumulation of calories simply frightens me.

    Which is tragic – because without that knowledge I would eat it in a heartbeat (though it would probably be my last).


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