The mountain of beef is the product of Denny's Beer Barrel Pub, about 100 miles northeast of Pittsburgh in Clearfield.
[Brad] Sciullo, 21, of Uniontown, said he was surprised he finished the sandwich Monday. "About three hours into it, things got tough," he said.
When asked what possessed him to eat a burger that big, Sciullo said: "I wanted to see if I could."
The burger included a bun, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, onions, mild banana peppers and a cup each of mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard and relish, pub owner Dennis Liegey said.
“Because it’s there” was the response of British climber George Mallory when asked why he wanted to ascend Mount Everest. Eating a big honkin’ cheeseburger (dubbed the Beer Barrel Belly Bruiser) is kind of small potatoes (French-fried, of course) in comparison but as a burger connoisseur I doff my cap to Mr. Sciullo. And I’ll offer him a Tums if he wants it.