Giant burger sets new world record

A US casino has cooked up a world record bacon cheeseburger that is 10 feet in diameter and weighs more than a ton.

The behemoth burger was served up at the Black Bear Casino Resort near Carlton in Minnesota. It tipped the scales at 2,014lb (914kg).

Guinness Records representative Philip Robertson verified the record for biggest burger.

He called the feat a result of "remarkable teamwork" and said the burger "actually tastes really good".

A Duluth News Tribune report said the previous mark was a mere 881lb (400kg).

Black Bear's burger included 60lb (27kg) of bacon, 50lb (23kg) of lettuce, 50lb (23kg) of sliced onions, 40lb (18kg) of pickles and 40lb (18kg) of cheese.

It took about four hours to cook and a crane was used to flip it.