Updated 02/18/2013 05:54 PM
Watertown restaurant offering giant nine patty cheeseburger
It's a huge nine patty cheeseburger that's making headlines across the world. Jake's Wayback Burgers used its Watertown location to start testing what it calls the Triple Triple. Our Brian Dwyer stopped by Jake's to check out this giant cheeseburger and see if anyone could finish it. Just wait until you hear just how fast one person was able to finish one.
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WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- At its 60 locations across the country, Jake's Wayback Burgers has the all the traditional favorites.
"We have the classic hot dogs, all beef," Jake's Wayback Burgers franchise owner Joe Biccum said. "We have fresh, never frozen burger patties. We have hand-dipped, blended milkshakes. We have all the classic burgers, fries and shakes."
But late last year, at Jake's new Watertown location, Jake's started testing a gigantic cheeseburger you have to see. It's called the Triple Triple.
"The Triple Triple is nine juicy patties with American cheese, lettuce and tomato," Biccum said.
Despite a calorie count of nearly 2,000, people loved it. The testing was a, no pun intended, giant success. The Watertown restaurant, which Jake's called the perfect place to try it out, sold more than a hundred Triple Triples in three weeks. Because of that, Jake's will roll out the burger nationwide March 1st.
"We were opening on Black Friday, so it was even busier," Jake's Director of Marketing Gillian Maffeo said. "So we thought we could get a good gauge on whether or not the item would be something the public up there would, our customer base up there would buy."
But we couldn't just make one of these. We had to see somebody actually eat it. This is where we brought in Candy Brozzo from Watertown. After seeing it, what does she think?
"I think I'm up for the challenge," Brozzo said.
And she was, starting off very strong and very confident.
"It's a lot, but it's good," She said eating more than half in just about six minutes.
But a little more than seven minutes in ,you could tell Candy's eyes were a little bit bigger than her stomach.
"I keep finding more and more and more. This thing is bottomless," She said.
Brozzo gave it a pretty good effort, but after 23 minutes of eating, she had to throw in the towel.
"I'm full. It's just too much, way too much," she said.
"Well I was impressed with it. There's no way, it would take me three days to eat something like that," Clayton resident Henry LaClair, who was watching Brozzo give it a shot, said. "I have the smallest burger they have and I'm having trouble getting that down."
We kept Candy's time because there is actually a record for this and it is just ridiculous!
"We actually had a record time of one minute 51 seconds," Maffeo said.
''What?" She was asked.
''Yeah very serious," Maffeo responded.
Want to give it a shot? Well in Watertown, you actually don't have to wait until March 1st. You can get it anytime. It's a perk of being the test market.
Jake's says while one person trying to finish it may be fun, they expect more often than not, it will be a group of friends, or a family ordering one to share for a meal.
The Triple Triple costs $12.99.