Wendy's has pulled the plug on the gravity-defying nine-patty, nine-cheese T-Rex Burger. After blowing up on Reddit, the Brandon, Manitoba, Canada Wendy's outlet/creator of the monster burger has officially yanked it from the menu.
The branch tells Metro Canada that the T-Rex Burger was removed for "obvious reasons," and that "Wendy's of Brandon neither condones nor promotes the idea of anyone consuming a nine-patty hamburger in one sitting."
Just when 2013 was starting to seem like a stellar year to consider getting a triple bypass — what with poutine pizzas and doughnut Sloppy Joes coming into existence — this Wendy's had to go and ruin it all. The $21.99 burger started out as a joke ad in Sports Illustrated nine years ago, but customers started to come in asking for the real thing. Turns out the restaurant obliged and started selling "two to three giant burgers a day."
The people who were actually buying those two to three T. Rex burgers are probably in markedly better physical condition now, given that each one contained roughly 3,000 calories, 200 grams of fat and 6,000 grams of sodium. That Dunkin' Donuts' 360-calorie bacon doughnut breakfast sandwich sounds kind of... healthy, now. Almost.
The T. Rex Burger. [Photo: Reddit]