Historically if a pub thought its menu would kill you they would not advertise the fact, but the George Pub and Grill in County Durham, UK, has decided to embrace the fact. More specifically, they’re offering to pay for your headstone if they kill you with their meal.
It’s the selling point of their Big Ben Number 10, a ten-patty burger that clocks in at 12,000 calories. For comparison, that is too many calories and no, just no.
Publican Craig Harker told the Daily Mirror that “With over 12,000 calories, the meal comes with a warning to eat at your own risk, but there’s some compensation – if it kills you, we’ll pay up to £500 for your headstone.”
It’s a competitive eating challenge and seemingly has only been successfully attempted by competitive eaters. To be clear: when we say “successfully attempted” we mean in the sense of the meal being completed, not that only competitive eaters survived the experience. Although we can’t be certain.
The Big Ben Number 10 burger also costs £28.95, which is over $50 in Australian money. A headstone, meanwhile, starts at around $2k so you could probably make a decent dent in the cost by not eating $50 burgers on the regular.
Also, £500 isn’t going to be nearly enough if indeed one does cark it, so stop squibbing out on the headstone, Harker. How likely are you going to be called on it it anyway?
After all, one judge reckons cutting down on steaks will get you a house, so maybe the real problem here is meat?
The pub has only recently reopened after nearly burning down, although there’s no suggestion that the fire was vengeance for putting people at culinary risk.
In any case, we advise that if a pub offers you a meal with a side order of headstone then rethink your dinner plans.