Would you order a burger with over a thousand slices of bacon? Or a pizza stuffed with cheeseburgers? Take a look at these extra-ordinary fast food dishes from around the globe that give a whole new meaning to the word 'extreme'.
The Heart Attack Grill's Quadruple Bypass Burger, Las Vegas
At the hospital-themed Heart Attack Grill, waitresses dress in skimpy nurse outfits and offer an 'eat for free' promise to anyone weighing over 350lbs. There are a number of different burgers on the menu — but the largest is the Quadruple Bypass Burger (following the famed Triple Bypass Burger): four burger patties, cheese, tomato and onions squeezed into a bun spread with pure lard. And don't worry if, after all that, you can't move. If you eat all of it, your waitress will push you out to your car in a wheelchair. But what's the calorie damage? John Basso, owner of the Heart Attack Grill told Yahoo!: "We do not count calories. I can though say that Guinness World Records confirmed the caloric count to be 9,983." The burger currently holds the world record for the Highest Calorie Hamburger. It's predecessor has already landed two unhappy diners in hospital mid-chew.
Pizza Hut's Cheeseburger Crown Crust Pizza, Middle East
Yes, you read that right. Diners in the Middle East no longer have to decide whether to order a cheeseburger or a pizza, as they can have both. The Crown Crust Pizza, currently only available in Pizza Hut restaurants in the Middle East, has circular shapes in the crust that are filled with burger patties and melted cheese. The rest of the pizza is strewn with lettuce, ground beef, tomato slices and onions. The Crown Crust is also available in other varieties; there's a chicken nugget-filled crust with green peppers, onions and a barbecue sauce — or another with the crust filled with Philadelphia cream cheese.
£750 doner kebab, London
Shelling out £750 for a doner kebab might seem crazy, but this super-expensive meal was created by British chef Andy Bates in 2011. The kebab was created for TV show 'The Great Food Truck Race', broadcast on Food Network, to demonstrate that exclusive, 'gourmet' versions of everyday fast foods could be created. The extreme (and ultra expensive) kebab contained ingredients including milk-fed lamb, a champagne-infused mint and cucumber yoghurt, and a gold-leaf garnish.
54" pizza at the Big Mama's and Papa's Pizzeria, LA
If you ever wondered how big the world's largest deliverable pizza is, then wonder no more. This 54-inch square pizza is made at the Big Mama's and Papa's Pizzeria in Los Angeles, California. It's scattered with your favourite toppings before being baked, cut into 196 slices and placed in a specially-made box for delivery. And, as you'd expect, a pizza this size doesn't come cheap: it costs just under $200 (excluding tax) and they'll need 24 hours notice to make it - hardly fast food then, eh? It was recognised by Guinness World Records in 2010, and has become a hit at children's parties.
The BK Whopper with 1,050 slices of bacon, Japan
Burger King Japan recently offered customers the chance to add 15 bacon strips to their Whopper burger for 100 Yen. Japanese website Rocketnews decided to test this by asking for 105 bacon strips to be added to their burger. Their request was granted. Wondering just how much bacon Burger King would add to a burger, they went back to their local restaurant and asked for 1,050 slices. To their amazement, Burger King obliged, even though the burger weighed 2.7kg and took them two hours to assemble. Read about it here.
The Luther (Doughnut) Burger, USA
For those moments when a burger bun just isn't satisfying enough, there's the Luther Burger — a grilled beef patty with slices of crispy bacon, cheese and onion, all pushed inside one (split) or sometimes two (left whole) glazed ring doughnuts. Often thought to be the invention of soul singer Luther Vandross, the burger became a hit in fairs all around America, and even made world news. But even American TV cook Paula Deen revealed to The New York Times that the 1,500-calorie burger was a step too far, admitting that: "I do tell people: only one serving per lifetime."
What do you think? Are these extreme fast foods all just a bit of fun or examples of fast food gone crazy?