A DAD believes he ordered 'the UK's biggest bacon butty' after asking his local Greggs for a bun with a whopping 51 RASHERS in it.
Craig Harker had a hankering for a meaty breakfast so decided to swing by Greggs and order the 2,500-calorie snack.
The 35-year-old asked a bemused staff member, at the Hardwick branch in Stockton-on-Tees, to create the biggest bacon sarnie she could, urging her to pile on the rashers on the soft white roll.
Mr Harker said: "I think it's the UK's biggest bacon bun – I know we were hitting some sort of record.
"When she served it to me in the doughnut box, I thought 'I've never seen a bacon butty that size before – that looks incredible'.
"I was just driving past and fancied a Greggs bacon sarnie, so I went in and said 'can I have the biggest you can make me?'
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"I was asking for more and more bacon and she just kept saying 'yes'."
Footage shared on the food blogger's TikTok account, 'Dad Loves Food', on Saturday Oct 8 shows the pub owner eagerly waiting to receive his mammoth £16.40 sandwich – that was served in a doughnut box.
The hungry dad soon realised his eyes were much bigger than his belly, admitting the sandwich "absolutely destroyed" to the point he "didn't eat one for a few days."
Although unable to finish it, the dad-of-three shared the rest with his partner Rochelle Fairley, 28, and kids Isla, nine, Oscar, seven, and two-year-old Teddy.
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"The family and the dogs ate well," he added.
He said: "When I reached 50 she said 'I think we should stop here. I don't think we've got a box big enough'
"The box was meant to fit six doughnuts, and it ended up fitting one massive bacon sandwich.
"It's the biggest bacon sandwich I've ever seen in my life – it was absolutely huge.
"It's my local Greggs so they're used to me ordering these big wacky meals.
"As soon as I walk in they're like 'what do you want?' They know I'm going to order something a bit different.'"
The average bacon sandwich would contain around 329 calories, but with the extra rashers and ketchup, this sarnie had 2,920.
Mr Harker, who began food blogging alongside owning and running The George Pub and Grill in his hometown, said he loves to let his followers in on 'secret menu' items as well as sharing discounts for people who need 'a money-saver'.
The Food-lover said: "I love sharing any discounts I can find or ways to save money, because at the minute everyone's skint and need a money-saver.
"The Greggs bacon butty is definitely a national institution – everyone throughout the country knows what they serve and everyone lives within about 10 miles of one.
"The fact that it's readily available means anyone, anywhere in the country can go and get that whenever they want.
"But I reckon if everyone did that Greggs would have a nationwide bacon shortage."
Greggs have been approached for comment.
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