It was only a month ago we were writing about a $5,000 hamburger being sold at the Mandalay Bay restaurant in Las Vegas.
Well you better make that order a double, because Asma Al Fahim, founder of the Dubai lifestyle magazine Villa 88, just paid $10,000 for a burger at auction. Unlike the Mandalay Bay burger, however, all the proceeds from this one will benefit Pink Caravan, an organization that helps people diagnosed with breast cancer.
So what made this burger so special? For one thing, it was prepared by royalty — Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani of Qatar made it with an actual chef, Russell Impiazzi, culinary director at Le Gourmet in Dubai’s Galeries Lafayette. It consists of seven beef patties (one for each emirate in the UAE), aged cheddar, veal bacon and a saffron brioche bun.
“Two years ago we broke the world record by selling one burger for $7,000, and this year we wanted to top that,” Al Thani said in a statement. This is one of the rare cases when we actually agree that the more money spent on insane rich people things, the better.