Giant burger is a real challenge

Chef Russell Tisbury, left, with assisant Jesus Bengo sink their teeth into the monster burger

Chef Russell Tisbury, left, with assisant Jesus Bengo sink their teeth into the monster burger

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HUNGRY for a challenge?

Food lovers can now get their teeth into this giant burger and raise money for charity at the same time.

Chef Russell Tisbury has thrown down the gauntlet to anyone with the appetite to try out the monster meal.

The huge burger costs £35, is 30cm in diameter and comes with a side order of 1lb of fries.

Those who manage to finish it within one hour will get their money back, their picture on the wall and a T-shirt.

All profits and proceeds from the challenge will be going to the Martlets Hospice in Hove.

Mr Tisbury, chef at the Temple Bar in Western Road, Brighton, is supporting the hospice in memory of his mum Ann Donovan.

She was cared for by the hospice team up until her death in December 2004.

Mr Tisbury said: “The hospice is a cause that is very close to my heart. My mum was cared for there and I know of other friends and family who have been connected to it over the years.

“I’ve always wanted to do something a little bit different and a bit special to raise some money and so I came up with this idea.

“The burger is absolutely huge and it will be interesting to see just how many people are going to be able to take on this challenge.

“There has already been a huge amount of interest on Facebook and I’ve got a lot of people talking.”

Anyone interested in taking up the challenge needs to contact Mr Tisbury in advance so he can make all the preparations for the specially made burger.

They will also have to sign a disclaimer and agree to abide by the rules, before taking it on.

Mr Tisbury is being helped with the ingredients by local suppliers Ashmore Farm, Home Cakery and Adam’s Food.

Hospice director of fundraising, Robert Griffiths, said: “Our supporters do some incredible things to raise funds for us, but Russell’s burger challenge is probably the biggest and the meatiest.

“I’m sure there will be lots of support for this challenge and on behalf of everyone at the Martlets I’d like to thank Russell for choosing to support us.

“As Russell knows first-hand, we care for local people who are affected by terminal illness.

“It’s a free service, but we have to raise £9,000 a day to care for our patients and their families.

“We simply could not do this without support from our local community. Good luck to everyone who takes on the 50oz burger challenge.”

The burger will go on the menu from Thursday (june 5) and updates and contact details can be found on the Facebook page Tisbury at the Temple.

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8:58am Mon 2 Jun 14

Jetsamandflotsam says...

Thats obesity in a bun.
A bit ironic thats its to raise money for a great charity and local resource supplying end of life care.
Thats obesity in a bun. A bit ironic thats its to raise money for a great charity and local resource supplying end of life care. Jetsamandflotsam
  • Score: -2

9:07am Mon 2 Jun 14

Morpheus says...

Sensible people would give the £35 directly to the charity.
Sensible people would give the £35 directly to the charity. Morpheus
  • Score: 14

9:56am Mon 2 Jun 14

firemanste says...

when half our nation is being told were obese is this right that people should be offered this heart attack in a bun.a jog or a sponsored walk in the local park would be more beneficial.im classed as obese and couldnt eat a mouthful of this greasy burger
when half our nation is being told were obese is this right that people should be offered this heart attack in a bun.a jog or a sponsored walk in the local park would be more beneficial.im classed as obese and couldnt eat a mouthful of this greasy burger firemanste
  • Score: -3

11:13am Mon 2 Jun 14

Martin999 says...

There must be better ways of raising money for charity when kids in Africa are starving.
There must be better ways of raising money for charity when kids in Africa are starving. Martin999
  • Score: -5

11:54am Mon 2 Jun 14

JerryOnly says...

This burger in isolation does you NO harm. Unless you choke on it. As part of an unhealthy lifestyle however it contributes a miniscule amount to what is already a substantial problem. Nobody has any right to blame obesity on things being just too darn tasty - get some discipline and some responsibility together. You're unhealthy because you choose to be.

Now that's all out the way.

It's a GREAT idea for a GREAT cause - I think even if I could eat that I'd still give the charity the money!
This burger in isolation does you NO harm. Unless you choke on it. As part of an unhealthy lifestyle however it contributes a miniscule amount to what is already a substantial problem. Nobody has any right to blame obesity on things being just too darn tasty - get some discipline and some responsibility together. You're unhealthy because you choose to be. Now that's all out the way. It's a GREAT idea for a GREAT cause - I think even if I could eat that I'd still give the charity the money! JerryOnly
  • Score: 12

1:22pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Fairfax Aches says...

I would love to MEAT the person who could finish that bad boy off....
I RELISH the opportunity and anyone who thinks otherwise can BURGER off. No BUN intended.
I would love to MEAT the person who could finish that bad boy off.... I RELISH the opportunity and anyone who thinks otherwise can BURGER off. No BUN intended. Fairfax Aches
  • Score: -1

1:28pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Jetsamandflotsam says...

JerryOnly wrote:
This burger in isolation does you NO harm. Unless you choke on it. As part of an unhealthy lifestyle however it contributes a miniscule amount to what is already a substantial problem. Nobody has any right to blame obesity on things being just too darn tasty - get some discipline and some responsibility together. You're unhealthy because you choose to be.

Now that's all out the way.

It's a GREAT idea for a GREAT cause - I think even if I could eat that I'd still give the charity the money!
What! Eating 5lbs of food and around 5000 calories in an hour would do you no harm? Really?
It is a really good cause but a bad idea.
Forget the burger just donate to the Martlets
[quote][p][bold]JerryOnly[/bold] wrote: This burger in isolation does you NO harm. Unless you choke on it. As part of an unhealthy lifestyle however it contributes a miniscule amount to what is already a substantial problem. Nobody has any right to blame obesity on things being just too darn tasty - get some discipline and some responsibility together. You're unhealthy because you choose to be. Now that's all out the way. It's a GREAT idea for a GREAT cause - I think even if I could eat that I'd still give the charity the money![/p][/quote]What! Eating 5lbs of food and around 5000 calories in an hour would do you no harm? Really? It is a really good cause but a bad idea. Forget the burger just donate to the Martlets Jetsamandflotsam
  • Score: 4

2:37pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Gribbet says...

Jetsamandflotsam wrote:
JerryOnly wrote:
This burger in isolation does you NO harm. Unless you choke on it. As part of an unhealthy lifestyle however it contributes a miniscule amount to what is already a substantial problem. Nobody has any right to blame obesity on things being just too darn tasty - get some discipline and some responsibility together. You're unhealthy because you choose to be.

Now that's all out the way.

It's a GREAT idea for a GREAT cause - I think even if I could eat that I'd still give the charity the money!
What! Eating 5lbs of food and around 5000 calories in an hour would do you no harm? Really?
It is a really good cause but a bad idea.
Forget the burger just donate to the Martlets
Wouldn't do you any harm apart from making you feel very uncomfortably bloated. If you exercise regularly, you just burn those calories off.
[quote][p][bold]Jetsamandflotsam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JerryOnly[/bold] wrote: This burger in isolation does you NO harm. Unless you choke on it. As part of an unhealthy lifestyle however it contributes a miniscule amount to what is already a substantial problem. Nobody has any right to blame obesity on things being just too darn tasty - get some discipline and some responsibility together. You're unhealthy because you choose to be. Now that's all out the way. It's a GREAT idea for a GREAT cause - I think even if I could eat that I'd still give the charity the money![/p][/quote]What! Eating 5lbs of food and around 5000 calories in an hour would do you no harm? Really? It is a really good cause but a bad idea. Forget the burger just donate to the Martlets[/p][/quote]Wouldn't do you any harm apart from making you feel very uncomfortably bloated. If you exercise regularly, you just burn those calories off. Gribbet
  • Score: 3

3:42pm Mon 2 Jun 14

JerryOnly says...

Jetsamandflotsam wrote:
JerryOnly wrote:
This burger in isolation does you NO harm. Unless you choke on it. As part of an unhealthy lifestyle however it contributes a miniscule amount to what is already a substantial problem. Nobody has any right to blame obesity on things being just too darn tasty - get some discipline and some responsibility together. You're unhealthy because you choose to be.

Now that's all out the way.

It's a GREAT idea for a GREAT cause - I think even if I could eat that I'd still give the charity the money!
What! Eating 5lbs of food and around 5000 calories in an hour would do you no harm? Really?
It is a really good cause but a bad idea.
Forget the burger just donate to the Martlets
Really. No harm. Unless you choked on it/are diabetic/aren't counting the miniscule and isolated effect it has regarding its cholesterol content/potential to add to bodyfat. You MIGHT WELL gain a whole 1lb bodyfat from it if you do no exercise at all that day.

Debating that point aside though, yes we all agree donate the money whichever way, and personally I think it's a great challenge. :)
[quote][p][bold]Jetsamandflotsam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JerryOnly[/bold] wrote: This burger in isolation does you NO harm. Unless you choke on it. As part of an unhealthy lifestyle however it contributes a miniscule amount to what is already a substantial problem. Nobody has any right to blame obesity on things being just too darn tasty - get some discipline and some responsibility together. You're unhealthy because you choose to be. Now that's all out the way. It's a GREAT idea for a GREAT cause - I think even if I could eat that I'd still give the charity the money![/p][/quote]What! Eating 5lbs of food and around 5000 calories in an hour would do you no harm? Really? It is a really good cause but a bad idea. Forget the burger just donate to the Martlets[/p][/quote]Really. No harm. Unless you choked on it/are diabetic/aren't counting the miniscule and isolated effect it has regarding its cholesterol content/potential to add to bodyfat. You MIGHT WELL gain a whole 1lb bodyfat from it if you do no exercise at all that day. Debating that point aside though, yes we all agree donate the money whichever way, and personally I think it's a great challenge. :) JerryOnly
  • Score: 1

11:01pm Mon 2 Jun 14

FatherTed11 says...

theArgusReader wrote:
Morpheus wrote:
Sensible people would give the £35 directly to the charity.
remember the greens also want a meat free monday SO no booking for this on monday LOL " ! i am keen to know if they would have got this great free publicity if they had made it a veggie burger ?
Meat free monday? haha typical greens.
[quote][p][bold]theArgusReader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morpheus[/bold] wrote: Sensible people would give the £35 directly to the charity.[/p][/quote]remember the greens also want a meat free monday SO no booking for this on monday LOL " ! i am keen to know if they would have got this great free publicity if they had made it a veggie burger ?[/p][/quote]Meat free monday? haha typical greens. FatherTed11
  • Score: -1

12:51pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit says...

Morpheus wrote:
Sensible people would give the £35 directly to the charity.
Fortunately not everyone's as boring as you! I'm gonna give it a go, Money to a good cause with the aded bonus that the activity itself also seems to be annoying the usual sniffy Arbiters Of The Public Good.
[quote][p][bold]Morpheus[/bold] wrote: Sensible people would give the £35 directly to the charity.[/p][/quote]Fortunately not everyone's as boring as you! I'm gonna give it a go, Money to a good cause with the aded bonus that the activity itself also seems to be annoying the usual sniffy Arbiters Of The Public Good. Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit
  • Score: 0

3:41pm Tue 3 Jun 14

concernedofBrighton says...

I would just like to say that the Marlets is a great local Charity. :-)

But we all know that anyway.
I would just like to say that the Marlets is a great local Charity. :-) But we all know that anyway. concernedofBrighton
  • Score: 3

5:52pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Tedious Pedant says...

This looks like a job for Adam Richman.
This looks like a job for Adam Richman. Tedious Pedant
  • Score: 0

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