'World's Largest' Chicken Fried Steak Served in Fort Worth
FORT WORTH, Texas - A Fort Worth restaurant is boasting the biggest, baddest breaded beef in the world: a four-pound slab of top round, that, after being coated in panko crumbs, deep fried and slathered in cream gravy, weighs about ten pounds and packs a whopping 10,000 calories.
The Cowtown Diner started serving the "Full O Bull" platter when it opened in January. Since then, the restaurant has dished up about 15 orders of the bovine behemoth complete with sides: six pounds of mashed potatoes and ten slices of Texas toast.
How many fat grams are packed in such a preposterous meal?
"We were afraid to calculate that," said Scott Jones, owner of the Cowtown Diner. "We also didn't want to figure out the Weight Watchers points."
So who eats this thing? According to Jones, just about everyone.
"Couples, groups of four," he said. "I had a table of six college guys try one the other night, and they had to take the rest home in a doggy bag."
If you're brave enough to tackle the $70 mammoth meal by yourself, you'll get it for free. You don't even have to eat it in a certain time limit. You just have to eat it all: steak, potatoes, gravy and toast.
So far, Jones said, no one has swallowed the challenge.
But everyone enjoys the spectacle. The "Full O Bull" must be ordered 24 hours in advance so the chefs can procure the special cut of beef. Preparation takes a full 45 minutes.
And everyone in the restaurant knows if you've ordered it: not only is the colossal cut of cow served on something resembling a pizza pan, its delivery to your table is accompanied by the entire wait staff parading through the restaurant with cowbells and musical triangles.
The Cowtown Diner is at 350 Main St. in downtown Fort Worth, Texas.