History could be made at the Alameda County Fair today, as an attempt will be made to grill a 625-pound hamburger that would be the world's largest commercially available hamburger.
Cooking such a large burger might seem to be a frivolous endeavor, but fair organizers say it is for a good cause, as individual bites will be sold for 99 cents, with the proceeds going to the Alameda County Community Food Bank.
The 99-cent price is in celebration of the fair's 99th consecutive year of operations.
Trying to break the record is serious business, as officials from the Guinness Book of Records will be on hand to verify that the burger is bigger than the 595-pound burger that currently holds the record.
The burger is expected to be 1,375,000 calories, which is enough to feed one person for about 22.5 months.
The trimmings will include a 110-pound bun, more than 50 pounds of cheese, more than 20 pounds of onions, more than 12 pounds of pickles and 30 pounds of lettuce.
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