Between the fried egg, sausage, baked beans, fried mushrooms, hash browns, toast, and grilled tomato, an English breakfast will already lull you into a catnap at the kitchen table. But one UK breakfast special is promising to put you out for a year. The aptly-named Hibernator is an ungodly 8,000cal morning meal that's got waffles and bacon like you wouldn't believe, and requires a waiver to even order it.
A madman by the name of Mark Winder is serving up this health liability at Bear Grills, his Congleton, England cafe dubbed for that dude who's always screaming in the woods. The roughly $32 meal has only been ordered by 20 brave souls, and none of them have managed to conquer the meat mountain. So what's in it? That'd be eight rashers of bacon, four hash browns, four waffles, eight sausages, four fried eggs, a four-egg cheese omelet, two ladles of beans, mushrooms, four pieces of toast, four black puddings, two ladles of tomatoes, four pieces of fried bread, a serving of fries, AND a 2-pint milkshake. Considering that's the weight of a baby (seriously), Winder makes anyone ordering The Hibernator sign a waiver acknowledging they're over the age of 18 and also aware they're eating a fatty monstrosity.
Whoever eventually beats this beast will earn a spot on the restaurant's wall of fame, around $160, their choice of a new ingredient to add, and naming rights for the special. Time to call in Chestnut to show these Brits who's boss.
Kristin Hunt is a food/drink staff writer for Thrillist, and is mainly interested in the 2-pint milkshake. Follow her to dairy treats at @kristin_hunt.