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World’s largest cheeseburger more than doubles previous record (PHOTO)

Eric Pfeiffer
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The world's largest cheeseburger on display (Black Bear Casino/AP)

A Minnesota casino has created one for the record books: a bacon cheeseburger that is 10 feet in diameter and weighs over one ton.

And Guinness Records representative Philip Robertson said the enormous burger is more than simply a gimmick.

"What I saw today was a feat of remarkable teamwork that resulted in a world record burger that actually tastes really good," Robertson said in a news release.

Together, the burger, bun and toppings weighed in at 2,014 pounds, shattering the previous record of 881 pounds, according to the Duluth News Tribune.

Chefs at the Black Bear Casino Resort spent four hours creating the statistical monstrosity that included 60 pounds of bacon, 50 pounds of lettuce, 50 pounds of sliced onions, 40 pounds of pickles, and 40 pounds of cheese. The bun alone took another seven hours to bake.

And as the Associated Press notes, a crane was brought in to flip the burger. It was cooked in an outdoor oven heated by propane torches and 15-foot steel skillets.

After being weighed in for its record-setting triumph, the cheeseburger was then served up to casino guests.

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