Minn. casino cooks up record 1-ton cheeseburger

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FILE - In this June 13, 2012 photo, visitors ride on the Ferris Wheel and Wave Swinger at Chicago's nearly century-old Navy Pier. Clinton Shepherd, park operations manager at the Navy Pier, rode the tourist spot’s Ferris wheel for more than 2 days over the weekend of May 18-19, 2013, bringing the world record for the longest ride to the birthplace of the amusement park favorite. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

CARLTON, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota casino has cooked up a world-record bacon cheeseburger that's 10 feet in diameter and weighs more than a ton.

The behemoth burger was served up Sunday at the Black Bear Casino Resort near Carlton. It tipped the scales at 2,014 pounds.

Guinness Records representative Philip Robertson verified the record for biggest burger. He called the feat a result of "remarkable teamwork" and said the burger "actually tastes really good."

A Duluth News Tribune report (http://bit.ly/PXpUQP ) says the previous mark was a mere 881 pounds, 13 ounces.

Black Bear's burger included 60 pounds of bacon, 50 pounds of lettuce, 50 pounds of sliced onions, 40 pounds of pickles and 40 pounds of cheese.

It took about four hours to cook the patty. A crane was used to flip it.

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Information from: Duluth News Tribune, http://www.duluthsuperior.com

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