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The Greatest Epicurean Achievement in the History of Man

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This title was bestowed upon the Luther Burger by Real Life comics.

Inspired by an episode of the Boondocks, a few brave souls from the heart of the Valley undertook the monumental task of creating and eating a Luther Burger. It consists of one pound of ground beef, cheese, grilled onions, and five strips of bacon. Sounds over the top? Replace the buns with Krispy Kreme donuts and you've got yourself a Luther burger. And a shortened life span.

For those that are health-conscious or living-conscious, the Luther Burger probably isn't something you want to eat on a regular basis (or at all). It has a little over 1,000 calories and over 45 grams of fat per serving. LAisters, keep in mind that the Chipotle steak burrito has roughly 1,300 calories and 55 grams of fat (and around 4,000 mg of Sodium). Without chips. Legends (aka Wikipedia) tell us that the Luther burger causes an impairment of basic motor functions, what is commonly referred to as the "itis." This burger is also reputed to have been a favorite of the great Luther Vandross, who might have had a hand in its creation. Could this burger be the secret to his silky smooth voice?

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