MEGA 1KG BURGER
Restaurant challenges locals to try 1kg creation with the lot
WHEN it comes to burgers, bigger is always better – and everything is bigger in the west.
Known as the Rooty Burger, Rooty Hill RSL’s newest food creation is so big it takes four people to just hold it.
Not for the faint-hearted, the 1kg burger includes 10 rashers of bacon, an 800g beef patty as well as four eggs, lettuce, onion, tomato and melted cheese, all on an olive bread bun.
The burger alone equates to almost 4500 calories (18,828 kilojoules), which is double the average daily intake for an adult. This doesn’t include the generous side serving of onion rings and bucket of chips.
Since its introduction via video last week on The Stan
dard Facebook page, the Rooty Burger has gone viral with more than 40,000 views.
Some locals with mega appetites seem up for the challenge of downing the burger.
Margaret Simpson asked: “Can I take it home? It would do for breakfast, lunch and dinner for a week.”
Tayla Brown said: “I’m sad this is around the corner and we haven’t tried it yet.”
Others were more apprehensive, saying the burger was a heart attack waiting to happen.
Hannah Davey said: “I can feel the heart attacks of every person that eats this.”
But the calories couldn't scare off the Tongan national rugby league side, who ventured down to the Rooty Hill restaurant on Friday afternoon for a taste.
Players David Fifita and Tony Williams attempted the challenge but, with their big game against Samoa game the following day, they ended up sharing their burgers with the rest of the team.
Chef Scott Shaw encouraged local fooda-holics to get down and take on the burger.
“I cannot wait to see people tackle Man vs. The Rooty,” Mr Shaw said.
“We challenge everyone and anyone to try to beat our beauty burger creation.
“Finish the burger and sides alone in 30 minutes to receive a T-shirt, certificate, $25 voucher and your picture on the wall of fame, but beware of the wall of shame.”
Mr Shaw and executive chef Jean Philippe said the burger was a way to celebrate the new and lowerpriced menu at the Zest Grill House.
If you are up to the challenge, the $50 burger is available at Zest Grill House at Rooty Hill RSL every day in May.
For details, visit rooty hillrsl.com.au.
Rooty Hill RSL cooking staff proudly display the towering Rooty Burger.