Restaurant owner creates daddy of all meals – Britain’s tallest burger that’s bigger than his DAUGHTER

May 15, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

A restaurant owner has created the daddy of all meals – Britain’s tallest burger which is bigger than his DAUGHTER.

Owner Craig Harker and chef Josh Heslop at The George in Stockton with the UK's tallest burger  (Ceri Oakes / SWNS)

Owner Craig Harker and chef Josh Heslop at The George in Stockton with the UK’s tallest burger (Ceri Oakes / SWNS)

The whopping two-and-a-half-foot ‘999 burger‘ is higher than Craig Harker’s toddler and trumps the previous UK record by several inches.

It gets its name from the 30,000 calorie content – enough to feed one person everyday for TWO WEEKS – which could leave any diner dialling for an ambulance.

Chef Josh Heslop, 19, flame grills the 10 gourmet burgers used to create the UK's tallest burger (Ceri Oakes / SWNS)

Chef Josh Heslop, 19, flame grills the 10 gourmet burgers used to create the UK’s tallest burger (Ceri Oakes / SWNS)

Regulars at The George in Stockton, Teeside, have been giving owner Mr Harker a big patty-on-the back for the 28 inch culinary masterpiece.

They have been challenged to eat the £35 burger whole for the promise of a full refund.

Waitress Chantelle Neves, 19, lends a hand to chef Josh Heslop, 19 as he starts the delicate process of building the UK's tallest burger (Ceri Oakes / SWNS)

Waitress Chantelle Neves, 19, lends a hand to chef Josh Heslop, 19 as he starts the delicate process of building the UK’s tallest burger (Ceri Oakes / SWNS)

The 999 burger – taller than Craig’s one-year-old daughter who stands at 2ft – is made of three seeded buns, ten gourmet burgers and one slice of iceberg lettuce.

It has two beef tomatoes, one red onion, 20 slices of cheese (ten mild and ten mature), one onion of onion rings, mayonnaise and BBQ sauce.

The leaning tower of meat also comes with fiery chill sauce for a spicy alternative.

One year old Isla, who inspired Craig Harker's attempt at the UK's tallest burger looks bemused as she sits on the bar next top the 28 inch high meal (Ceri Oakes / SWNS)

One year old Isla, who inspired Craig Harker’s attempt at the UK’s tallest burger looks bemused as she sits on the bar next top the 28 inch high meal (Ceri Oakes / SWNS)

Craig, 28, who has run the George with partner Stacey Fairhurst, 26, for two years, said: “It’s got to be the most calories in any burger in Britain. I’m eyeing up my chances for the world’s biggest now.

“My daughter Isla is only two feet tall, so this one is even taller than her. She’s a bit overwhelmed by it.

“She’s only one so has never seen anything like it. We let her taste a bit and interestingly she seems to love it.

“I just want to keep smashing these records and watch our customers getting stuck into challenges.”

The burger was cooked by chef Josh Heslop, 19.

Craig added: “He was a bit nervous at first but the other chefs stuck by him and made sure he did a good job.

“He’s very proud of it, and rightly so. It’s a whopper.”

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