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Downers Grove McDonald's serves 3.8-pound burger after man maxes out build-to-order kiosk (with video)

DOWNERS GROVE – Talk about super-sized.

A Chicago resident has taken the new McDonald's build-your-own-burger kiosks to the extreme, getting the maximum of all toppings on a 3.8-pound burger in a video posted to YouTube.

Moshe Tamssot said he heard about the kiosk last weekend and decided to look for a local place to try it out. The closest he found was in Downers Grove, at 2535 Ogden Ave., and he visited the restaurant Monday.

Originally, Tamssot just wanted to film himself building the burger. But after adding as much bacon as possible, he decided to go a step further.

"I just started maxing out on everything to see what the maximum was," he said.

He got the maximum of toppings such as three kinds of cheese, tortilla strips, tomatoes, jalapenos, mushrooms and more.

During the process, Tamssot found a glitch in the pricing program – his total came to $890.80, and was eventually reduced to $24.89.

Tamssot said staff had concerns about building the burger due to the size, but after calling the restaurant's corporate office, they allowed it.

Tamssot took the burger home and weighed it. It came in at 3.8 pounds, 1.6 pounds of which he said was cheese and sauce.

"The whole bottom of the basket was like a soup," he said.

Despite that, Tamssot said he is not deterred from eating at McDonald's.

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