In celebration of last weekend’s National Hamburger Day in the U.S., Carnival Cruise Line created a giant 300-pound, three-and-a-half-foot-wide hamburger aboard the Carnival Liberty.
Created by the ship’s team of culinary artists, the gargantuan sandwich was comprised of 200 pounds of meat and 50 pounds of cheese and toppings, as well as 50 pounds of flour to make the bun. We could translate into metric, but we think you get the picture – this was the mother of all burgers.
The mammoth creation was modeled after the offerings at Guy’s Burger Joint, a casual poolside eatery featured aboard 14 Carnival ships, including Carnival Liberty. It’s estimated that 1,000 burgers are served per day on each ship. That’s more than 5 million burgers a year served on Carnival cruise ships.
The event at Port Canaveral also included a burger-making workshop for local media and bloggers who learned the secrets to creating hand-crafted burgers.
Participants donned Guy’s Burger Joint’s signature hats and went behind the grill where they got first-hand experience creating the eatery’s specialty burgers, which include The Ringer topped with barbecue sauce and an onion ring and Chilius Maximus smothered with homemade chili.