Challenge to devour two-kilo burger in 30 minutes at Gregory Hills

What a meal: OMC's Bradley Genovese about to tuck into the two-kilogram burger. Picture: Simon Bennett
What a meal: OMC's Bradley Genovese about to tuck into the two-kilogram burger. Picture: Simon Bennett

There are few comfort foods more enjoyable that a tasty burger.

But two kilos worth of tasty burger? That's a mean feat.

Popular Gregory Hills burger joint Orangeville Meat Co is bringing back its Big Mouth challenge in June, where 15 contestants will chow down on the massive beast of a burger.

They will have 30 minutes to each as much of the two-kilogram delight as possible, with the winner to take home a prize back - and bragging rights of course.

What a meal: OMC's Bradley Genovese about to tuck into the two-kilogram burger. Picture: Simon Bennett

What a meal: OMC's Bradley Genovese about to tuck into the two-kilogram burger. Picture: Simon Bennett

Owner George Assoni said they were thrilled to bring the OMC Big Mouth challenge back after a successful run in 2019.

"We have 15 contestants registered and ready to go on June 9 this year," he said.

"Last year we were not able to do it, because of Covid, but this year we're holding a Covid-safe event. The contestants are all registered and the spectators - their family and friends - are registered to come and give them a bit of banter as well. It was good fun two years ago and it will be good fun again this year."

The humongous burger is made up of a 900-gram beef patty, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles and mayonaise.

"It's pretty much our OMC Burger, but much bigger in size," Mr Assoni said.

"Our average burger would be about 350-400 grams, so imagine eating about four or five of those. Our burgers are already a pretty generous serving, so this is going to be a bit of a challenge to devour them in 30 minutes."

The 2019 Big Mouth winner was able to complete the challenge in about 15 minutes, and will return to try his luck again this year.

However, he'll be given a delayed start to be fair to the other contestants.

"Whoever eats the most in under 30 minutes wins," Mr Assoni said. "Even if they don't finish the burger. We'll weigh how much is left.

"Everyone will have their little trucks and ways of getting through it."

Entry in the challenge cost $40, and all participants will receive a prize pack worth more than $100.

Mr Assoni said the eating challenges weren't going to end with Big Mouth.

"We'll have another event, similar to the burger challenge, which will be spicy wings."