‘The Biggest Loser’ Season 11 contestant Rulon Gardner sells 1.5-lb. giant burger

By on Feb 2, 2011 in Health, Television, United States Comments

‘The Biggest Loser’ Season 11 contestant Rulon Gardner was reported to have been selling 1.5-lb. giant burger in his restaurant in Wyoming, according to US news sites on Tuesday.

Rulon Gardner
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Gardner owns the Rulon Gardner’s Burger Barn restaurant, which sells the 1.5-pound giant burger (about 700 grams), called Rulon Burger, which is being molded in a pizza tin, has now his brother managing it.

Interestingly, customers of Gardner’s restaurant are being challenged to finish the huge burger, a basket of fries, and a 44-ounce drink in just 20 minutes, in which Rulon himself was reported to have a record time of 8 minutes and 23 seconds, when he opened it in 2004.

Rulon Gardner, 39, the 2000 Olympic wrestling champion who won a gold medal over Russian wrestler, Alexander Karelin, who was unbeaten for 13 years, is now being noted to have been successful in trying to lose weight fast, and targeting to bring home the $250,000 grand prize from ‘The Biggest Loser’ Season 11.

According to earlier reports, Gardner weighed 474 pounds (about 215 kilograms) when he joined the NBC TV show competition about losing weight, apparently having his weight doubled as compared during the time he beat Karelin.

On the first episode, the former wrestler was said to have lost 32 pounds and another 27 pounds over the next two weeks, while spectators believe that Rulon may weigh below 400 pounds when he comes back to the show.

Gardner has Justin Pope as his teammate in the ‘The Biggest Loser’ Season 11, who runs a gym in Utah with him.

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