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100x100

The food at the In-N-Out Burger chain is cooked to order, and if you know how to ask, you can have your burger prepared in ways not formally advertised. Officially, the chain offers the 3x3, or three beef patties and three slices of cheese, and the highest meat to cheese ratio found on the menu is on the 4x4, or four beef patties and four slices of cheese. However, the chain once made the burgers even bigger upon request, making the 6x6 and the 8x8 unauthorized but available options.

Sadly, a bunch of twenty-somethings had to go ruin it for the rest of us. On Halloween 2004, Will Young and seven of his friends ordered --- and got --- a 100x100. For those keeping score, that’s 100 beef patties and 100 slices of cheese on a single bun. Word spread and brought unwanted attention to the chain, who instituted a damage control policy wherein no burger larger than a 4x4 could be made under any circumstances. Although his was not a victimless crime, Young is unrepentant. “I think I did society a favor by having it banned,” he claimed.

Photo: Will | Whatupwilly.com