Behold: The Blooper Burger. Your Arteries Will Clog Just Thinking About It The Blooper Burger is a monstrous sandwich sold at Atlanta Braves games and is one of many outrageous menu items served at stadium concession stands around the country.
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Behold: The Blooper Burger. Your Arteries Will Clog Just Thinking About It

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Behold: The Blooper Burger. Your Arteries Will Clog Just Thinking About It

Behold: The Blooper Burger. Your Arteries Will Clog Just Thinking About It

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

This story falls in the category of things only one of us in this studio would eat.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Right. It's not happening.

GREENE: I mean, I would do it, although, I admit it's kind of gross. Though, if you're at the ballpark in Atlanta watching the Atlanta Braves game and you can't decide if you want a burger or a hot dog or maybe chicken tenders, this could really help you out. Here's WABE Summer Evans.

SUMMER EVANS, BYLINE: The Atlanta Braves are known for some key baseball staples. For instance, you got the legendary right fielder Hank Aaron, the traditional chant at every game...

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

EVANS: ...And now a notable concession stand item - the Blooper Burger.

PETE SMITHING: The Blooper Burger is four all-beef patties, cheeseburger - so American cheese.

EVANS: That's chef Pete Smithing, the guy behind this monstrous burger. It honors the Braves' furry, big-eared mascot Blooper. But those four hamburger patties are just the start.

SMITHING: Then we do a footlong hot dog, and then we do four chicken tenders. We top that with nacho cheese and then tater tots and jalapenos.

EVANS: That's all inside two long pieces of buttered Texas toast. Oh, and I almost forgot a few things.

SMITHING: And lettuce, tomato and onion.

EVANS: You got to have the veggies in there.

SMITHING: Yes.

EVANS: But don't worry. If you still have a hankering for something sweet, the burger comes with red-and-blue caramel popcorn on either side. T.J. Edness is a concession stand worker who serves between 60 and 80 Blooper Burgers a game. But can you believe he's never had one?

T J EDNESS: When customers come, they ask me, have I had it? How do I like it? I’m like, honestly, I don’t know 'cause it’s kind of intimidating

EVANS: So he decided to give it a shot.

EDNESS: Wow. This is really good. Those tastes really complement each other, honestly. If I don't like something, I'm going to tell you.

EVANS: And this calorie-packed goodness comes at the low, low price of $26. For NPR News, I'm Summer Evans.

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