Skip to comments.Giant T-Rex Burger, sold at Brandon Wendy’s, now extinct
Posted on 06/12/2013 7:03:21 PM PDT by rickmichaels
Just when the Wendys in Brandon was getting the most publicity it has had in years, its burger buzz was killed.
The Huffington Post created a sensation when it released a story Tuesday about the T-Rex Burger, a nine-patty monstrosity priced at $21.99 that was only being sold at the Brandon restaurant.
The burgers were born after a fictional ad appeared in an edition of Sports Illustrated magazine nine years ago. Customers started requesting the artery-clogger and Wendys management had obliged almost daily for the past nine years despite the fact it was not actually listed on the menu.
The corporate head office told the Brandon outlet to cease and desist in the wake of the unwanted attention late Wednesday.
Wendys neither promotes nor condones the eating of a nine-patty burger in one sitting, Blake Trotter, co-owner of the Brandon Wendys said, reading directly from a statement issued from the head office.
The mammoth burger is reportedly 3,000 calories and one unidentified gentleman had ordered one the previous three straight days, according to a witness who wished to remain anonymous.
We strive to provide a positive dining experience for our customers, Trotter said, continuing to read from the statement.
The Brandon Wendys has already removed the old ad of the Dino burger from inside the restaurant, Trotter confirmed. That doesnt necessarily mean the burger has gone the way of the Dodo bird.
Its just a triple-triple burger, said the witness.
A request for comment from the corporate office in Dublin, Ohio was not returned.
Looks like a REAL whopper.
2 1/4 pounds. What’s the big deal?
Yeah, just buy 3 triples and make your own.
Remove the buns and it’s perfectly Atkins-Friendly.
Why America is stupid.
Triple Cheese Everything No Bun with a Biggie Water (except they stopped calling it “Biggie” in 2006)
There’s a step in there somewhere where they assume the buyer eats the whole thing all by himself and all in one sitting.
Wendy’s makes custom burgers of any size if you ask. You can still order the same exact burger at any Wendy’s
I hope the policy doesn’t change because of these PC idiots
“Wendys makes custom burgers of any size if you ask. You can still order the same exact burger at any Wendys...”
Exactly what I was thinking. Walk in and order one....is the person behind the counter going to say “No sir, that’s not healthy for you so we can’t sell it to you. Would you like one of our deluxe salads instead?”
And, hey, I’m a healthy eater but if somebody want’s one of these things....sell it to them.
would love to have one delivered to Mayor Bloomberg.
Damn, that look delicious!!! I’m serious!!!
I’ll just go over to the Big Texan in Amarillo, TX for their 72 oz. steak. It’s free if eaten in an hour!
ObamaCare Advance Guard!
And laugh all the way to the bank.
So, this is along the lines of Bloomberg’s nonsense about only selling 16 oz soft drinks. If you want a nine patty burger and they won’t sell it to you, buy nine single patty burgers. Some people have sh** for brains and call it liberalism.
I love that place! I've only been there once(I don't live in Texas)but the service was excellent and it was fun watching people try to eat that big steak.
Do you need teeth of a hydra to eat it?
I never noticed the disuse of “biggie”... which is odd because those snooty joints that sell ventis instead of larges... I always insist on large.
I am inclined to order a biggie frosty next time I am at Wendy’s.
These days there is, quite simply, NOTHING on Planet Earth that won’t be protested by some dried up old *sshole who simply cannot bear the thought that someone, somewhere, might be enjoying life.
It’s a shame - but quite predictable, given the times in which we live - that management caved on this.
1. Many Wendy’s don’t even have the Triple on the menu board, though it was on the wonderfully spartan original Wendy’s menu board. You could always order a triple, whether it is on the board or not.
2. You’d n fool to order a burger that overpriced, is it marked up for being in Branson or something? A Triple should NOT cost $7, and this is three Triples.
Never underestimate upper mgmts ability to snatch failure from the jaws of success.
Economics might have something to do with it, too. Nine patties equals nine singles or four doubles and a single, or three doubles and three singles...maybe it adds up to a bigger profit than the monster.
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