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Behold: 10,000 calories and 59 dollars of The StrasBurger

Apr 12, 2012, 3:05 PM EDT

Last month the Nationals announced that they’d be selling a massive eight-pound hamburger called “The StrasBurger” at the ballpark this season.

It costs a whopping $59 and checks in around 10,000 calories and 700 grams of fat, which means you’d have to split it about 10 ways to have it qualify as “really bad for you” rather than “will probably kill you.”

Natalie Lopez of got a look at the monstrosity and posted a story with a picture:


OK, so that’s huge. And it still looks like an actual hamburger, mostly, which is surprising. I also like that it comes with a basket of fries, because when eating a $59, eight-pound, 10,000-calorie hamburger it’s good to have some to nosh on too.

  1. biasedhomer - Apr 12, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Super Size this!

  2. ss - Apr 12, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    Presumably that screwdrivery looking device serves as a ram rod for those who can’t finish their Strasburgers. Just like loading a ball and black powder, this beast means to kill.

  3. b7p19 - Apr 12, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    Childs Play. Also, what is the thing in the bottom right hand corner? Do you get branded if you can finish the whole thing before the game ends?

  4. lyon810 - Apr 12, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    Man vs Food episode in the making

  5. scareduck - Apr 12, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    I would like to see this next to something else of comparable size for scale. For instance, a ’65 Volkswagen Beetle.

    • napoleonblownapart6887 - Apr 12, 2012 at 4:19 PM

      Just look at the size of the tomato slices for reference. If you figure the average tomato is about three inches in diameter, and it looks like you could fit five of those slices across the bun,

      5x3inches = Diabetes.

  6. philsbirdsflyers - Apr 12, 2012 at 3:19 PM


    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Apr 12, 2012 at 3:33 PM

      This is the kind of stuff that sets American ballparks apart from the Skydome. What I wouldn’t give to be able to get something like this at a Jays game. But they don’t even have a player whose name I can turn into a menu item. Cur, I’m counting on your creativity to solve that problem.

      • Jonny 5 - Apr 12, 2012 at 3:55 PM

        The Bautisoritto.

        A Burrito the size of Jose Bautista’s bat. Yup a SAM made of burrito instead of maple. whoops, I just drooled on my desk.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Apr 12, 2012 at 3:57 PM

        I like it!

      • cur68 - Apr 12, 2012 at 10:45 PM

        Damn, Jonny, that’s effin’ brilliant! I’ll take 2. Notify my cardiologist.

  7. philly56 - Apr 12, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    Do you get to keep the dinnerware at $60? If you ever run into a velociraptor you could just bust out that machete and you’d be good to go,

  8. jwbiii - Apr 12, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    It looks like there are eight spears with cherry tomatoes and pickled jalapenos. Given that and the knife, I would say that the serving suggestion is to cut it into eight wedges and eat them like slabs of stuffed pizza.

  9. phukyouk - Apr 12, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    I’m going to say that it aint to kosher 😦

    • jwbiii - Apr 12, 2012 at 4:31 PM

      Would a kosher cheeseburger have to include either a soy burger or a non-dairy cheese-like product?

      • phukyouk - Apr 12, 2012 at 5:06 PM

        well yea… plus the meat would have to be kosher too and if it were kosher.. well that right there would be a $120 burger for sure.

  10. phukyouk - Apr 12, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    the bucket of fries is to be used to take a shit in when you are done as there is NO WAY you can make it to that bathroom in time

  11. bloodysock - Apr 12, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    Does the burger have pink slime?

  12. st1080 - Apr 12, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    What will they think of next? Fish in a tank with “bullet” proof glass ?

  13. genericcommenter - Apr 12, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    For ballpark food, it seems like a good deal when split 10 ways ( assuming it’s tasty). I doubt you can get anything resembling a decent burger meal of 1,000 calories for 6 bucks anywhere. Don’t they charge more than that for a wimpy hot dog?

    • natstowngreg - Apr 12, 2012 at 7:01 PM

      In another part of Nats Park, I had a foot-long hot dog for $6.50.

  14. deathmonkey41 - Apr 12, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    Now I’m hungry.

    • cltjump - Apr 13, 2012 at 10:41 AM

      Excruciatingly so.

  15. racksie - Apr 12, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    Ummm…round it up to $60.00 and call it a day.

  16. scrapplesports - Apr 12, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    Thats no moon

  17. APBA Guy - Apr 12, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    Aaron-congrats again on your successful weight loss, but let’s not be too hasty in condemning the Strasburger. Split 10 ways it’s a bargain in ballpark eating at less than $6 per serving. 1,000 cals is ok if you are 6’7″ and weigh 300 already. It’s all about the target audience. Otherwise, you split it 12 ways and the average cost drops below $ 5 and it’s a steal! Now you’re down to the 6’2″ and 200 range of eater, and a 700 cal portion isn’t so bad.

    Of course, if you are going hard-core anti-fat at all times on us you may have to move to Berkeley and worship at the temple of Alice Waters. Try eating watercress and arugula 3 times a day. See how long it takes you to sing the praises of the Strasburger.

    • Cris E - Apr 13, 2012 at 12:01 AM

      A different take: two or three people could strip off a good salad and still leave a largely naked cheeseburger for the other nine. Between that and a yard of antipasto spears there’s room here for everyone at the trough…

  18. tackleberries - Apr 12, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    $59 million is just out of my price range.

  19. kalinedrive - Apr 12, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    I know some idiot will order it because there are so many idiots out there, but I hope they sell like two of them the whole season. What a ridiculous stupid idiotic stupid dumb stupid retarded stupid idea.

    • cltjump - Apr 13, 2012 at 10:42 AM

      America loves opinions.

  20. bbk1000 - Apr 12, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    I guess they named it that because people who try to pick it up will need Tommy John surgery….

  21. paul621 - Apr 12, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    If it really does come with a branding iron, I’m so getting one.

  22. mlenenski - Apr 12, 2012 at 9:01 PM

    They were originally going to offer a $59 eight pound bratwurst called the StrasDong but it was simply too long….

  23. badmamainphilliesjamas - Apr 12, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    I want to see someone order it open-faced . . . you know, to save a few calories.
    With a Diet Coke.

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