The 12-Stack Burger
Twelve beef patties, each topped with a slice of American cheese. Finish one with a combo meal (includes fries and a drink) in less than 30 minutes and you’ll get a $20 gift certificate.
The Goliath Burger
Coffee Club Diner
Ten beef patties create a 5-pound burger, held together by two large wooden skewers. Finish the burger, along with 5 pounds of fries, in less than an hour and you get the burger free, plus your photo on the diner’s Wall of Fame.
Red Onion Burgers
Mountlake Terrace, $12.97
Six and one-quarter pounds of beef, lettuce, tomatoes, Thousand Island dressing, macaroni and cheese, and spicy Baja chili. Eat the burger, plus a half-pound of fries, in less than 30 minutes and get the meal for free and your photo on the Wall of Fame. If you don’t finish, your picture goes on the far more crowded Wall of Shame.
The Behemoth Burger
The Ram Restaurant & Brewery, $24.99
Four pounds of beef are the foundation for every topping the Ram’s kitchen carries, including: mayo, mustard, Anaheim peppers, American cheese, cheddar cheese, horseradish-chive Havarti, caramelized onions, ham, lettuce, Mount Vernon pickle chips, sautéed mushrooms, hickory-smoked bacon, corned beef and tomatoes. Eat the entire burger in one sitting, without sharing, and you get a free T-shirt. Time limits may be imposed at the discretion of the manager.
The 2012 Burger
The Brown Lantern
Two slices of buttered Texas toast attempt to contain seven one-third-pound all-beef patties, seven slices of American cheese, sautéed onions, tater tots, fried jalapeños, onion rings, French fries, mini corn dogs, mozzarella sticks and mac-and-cheese wedges. Eat the whole burger in less than 20 minutes and 12 seconds, then refrain from vomiting for another 20 minutes and 12 seconds to get the burger for free, a T-shirt and your picture on the Wall of Fame.
The King Lou Lou
Zippy’s Giant Burgers, West Seattle, $14.25
Four beef patties, eight pieces of bacon, grilled onions, four slices of American cheese, chipotle mayo, lettuce and tomatoes; crowned with a Li’l Zip cheeseburger. Eat the whole thing and you’ll get nothing but the satisfaction of a job well done.
The Mount Fuji Burger
Katsu Burger, Georgetown, $16.25
Three breaded and fried patties (beef, pork and chicken) plus three slices of cheese (American, pepperjack and cheddar), bacon, wasabi mayo, spicy mayo and tonkatsu sauce. Eating the whole thing is probably as difficult as climbing the mountain it’s named after, but you won’t get any special prizes.