Big burger beats ‘em
Les Pearson reports
THE Mountain was proved unclimbable following Australia’s Biggest Burger Challenge at Port Wakefield on Sunday.
A crowd of about 250 onlookers gathered to watch the 12 hopefuls keen to demolish the 4.8-kilogram meaty marvel, the Rosie’s Monster Burger (nicknamed “The Mountain”).
It proved too much to handle for all competitors, not one of them able to scale the heights of The Mountain within the 45-minute time period.
The title of Australia’s Biggest Burger Champion went to Yunta’s Tyrell Harvey, who downed almost two kilograms of the burger, leaving 2.85 kilograms on the plate.
Rosie’s Chicken and Seafood takeaway store owner, Jory Robertson, said the only female competitor in the competition, Patreace Armani, of Beaufort, took out fourth position.
Tyrell was presented with a trophy, his photo will be put on the wall of the shop and he will also have his name engraved on a perpetual shield. “He will have the bragging rights until we have the next one,” Jory said.
The enthusiastic owner and burger creator was thrilled with the response on the day.
“It was an absolute success and we had great support from the town,” he said.
“Troy Allsop MC’d the event and he was brilliant, keeping the crowd revved up.
Ten per cent of all money raised went to the Port Wakefield CFS, resulting in a handy cash injection of $500 to the community group.
Jory said the stuffed competitors all had great things to say about The Mountain.
“They said it was very yummy but there was a lot of it,” he laughed.
Three others also bought Monster Burgers on the day.
“I can’t thank my staff enough, my friends, family and the Port Wakefield CFS all helped out,” Jory said.
“To have them all come together on the day was wonderful, plus the support from the community.
“It was about promoting the town as well.”
Despite having whipped up a stack of food on Sunday, Jory said his enthusiasm for being behind the grill had not waned.
“I’m still ready to go, it’s still a dream come true and I pinch myself every day I come into work,” he said.
“I love seeing the customer satisfaction and watching their face while we’re making the burger or what ever it is they’ve ordered.”
With prospects of corporate sponsorship on the cards, the event is likely to grow next year as well.
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