The Truth About The World's Most Expensive Hamburger

If you're a burger-hungry billionaire looking for the most luxurious hamburger a solo diner could possibly enjoy, you're probably not going to grab what the Guinness World Records dubs as the world's most expensive commercially-available hamburger, simply because it's a 777-pound behemoth and only available upon special order at Juicy's Outlaw Grill of Corvallis, Oregon. Nor are you going to check out a 1,794 pound $8,000 burger from Mallie's Sports Grill & Bar in Detroit.

For that discerning diner, such as Mr. Trump, Mr. Musk, or Mr. Wayne, we'd like to direct you to Fleur, the restaurant located inside Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Casino. Their Fleur Burger 5000 even has its painfully-high price tag helpfully included in the name, and reports say it's a pretty darn good hamburger.

The Fleur Burger 5000

According to CNBC, this creation of chef Hubert Keller is made from Wagyu beef (which costs $100 per pound) and topped with foie gras ($45 per pound) and sliced black truffles ($1,500 per pound). What's more, it comes with a beverage. And not just a Coke, either. No, it comes with an entire bottle of 1995 Chateau Petrus, which, according to Wine-Searcher, has an average price of $3,556, but can cost over $5,000 in restaurants. Oh yeah, you also get to keep the souvenir Ichendorf Brunello glasses, too, so it's actually not such a bad deal — kind of a high rollers' Happy Meal

So how does this big-bucks burger actually taste? According to Robert Frank with CNBC, all he could say, after a single bite, was, "Oh! Wow. Oh. My. God." So it sounds as though he kind of liked it, and he did state that, were he himself a billionaire, he would not hesitate to drop $5,000 of his own cash on a repeat experience. 

His ringing endorsement was far more enthusiastic than the one given by the only two men to taste the world's most expensive, non-commercially available burger. According to NBC News, the Chicago food writer and Austrian food researcher said the $330,000 stem cell burger was edible, but still needs work. Looks like the Impossible Burger doesn't need to worry about being knocked off the shelves yet — at least not until the stem cell burger's price comes way, way down... and they come up with a catchier name.