Ken Jelacic of West Allis
rips a portion of the Lambeau Leap burger apart Friday
afternoon at Sobelman's in Richfield. Jelacic was unable
to finish the burger in one sitting but took a third of
it home with him.
John Ehlke/Daily News
RICHFIELD - Ken
Jelacic of West Allis took the Lambeau Leap at
Sobelman's Pub and Grill and he couldn't believe there
was a side of french fries, too.
me, right?" he joked.
The side of
french fries was minor considering the size of the
burger in the same tray - a 3-pound burger with six
hamburger patties, 18 slices of cheese (six American,
six cheddar and six Swiss), 18 slices of bacon, fried
onions and jalapenos.
Jelacic also had
a soda, and said it wasn't a diet one.
The burger, which
costs $19.75, was unveiled shortly before the NFL's
regular season began. Jelacic was the seventh brave soul
to give this burger, which has an estimated 6,110
calories, a try.
are 0 for 7.
Two cooks construct a Lambeau Leap burger Friday
afternoon at Sobelman's in Richfield.
John Ehlke/Daily News
In order to eat
it, Jelacic cut the burger into thirds. He finished
two-thirds of it, but had to wave the proverbial white
flag on the final third.
"The patties were
a little bigger than I thought," Jelacic said.
owner of the Sobelman's franchise location in Richfield,
said the burger can be ordered at any time. All the
cooks on staff are trained to cook it and assemble it.
No reservations are needed for it if someone wants to
take on the challenge.
Hochmuth said the
burger can be ready in about 10-15 minutes.
Not long ago,
four people ordered it at the same time - all at one
Available at Waukesha
Sobelman's, other locations
It can be ordered
at any of Sobelman's five locations. Including
Richfield, Sobelman's also has two locations in
Milwaukee (1900 W. St. Paul Ave. and 1601 W. Wells St.),
and one each in Waukesha (332 Williams St.) and Mequon
(10352 N. Port Washington Road).
Those who finish
the burger can receive a gift from Sobelman's.
customers can order the Sobelman, which is one hamburger
patty, three slices of cheese, three slices of bacon,
fried onions and jalapenos. There is also what is called
"The Big SOB," which is triple the size of the Sobelman.
The Lambeau Leap
is simply a triple of "The Big SOB."
to celebrate the start of the NFL season and that's how
the idea of the Lambeau Leap came up.
always had the burger and people could order it with as
many patties as they wanted," Hochmuth said. "All that
we did was tie it into the Packers and call it a Lambeau
Leap and come up with six patties to represent the score
of a touchdown."
said what makes the sandwich special is not the six
hamburger patties, but the three cheeses. And that was
what stood out to him when he saw it for the first time.
a lot of cheese," he remembered thinking. "It melts
perfectly down the sides."
said the pile of meat was what stood out to him.
Jelacic said when he saw a picture of the burger for the
first time, adding, "Who'd try something like that?"
So why did he try
a Packers fan," he said, wearing green and gold face
paint and an Aaron Rodgers jersey. "Maybe get in the