Phil’s Last Stand! RIP To Chicago’s Phil Ashbach! His “Fatso” Burger Will Live Forever!

Phil's Last Stand Fatso burger

Sad news…Phil Ashbach, the owner of “Fatso’s Last Stand”, has died. His great Chicago burger stand was previously known as “Phil’s Last Stand” – here is the obit from “Chicagoist”:

And here is what I posted about this great meal – and great guy – in 2012:

Behold A Great Burger!

There is NOTHING better than a great cheeseburger! You need more proof? How about this baby from SRO Burgers in Chicago:

SRO Burger juicy hamburger

SRO has a reputation for making a great cheeseburger, full of sauteed onions and mushrooms, and a very very gooey secret sauce….and since you are in Chicago:

Phil’s Last Stand of Chicago!

Welcome to a BIG meal! Thanks to the terrific Phil’s Last Stand, you can achieve “Man V. Food”-like stardom if you can stand up to “Fatso”!

Phil's Last Stand Fatso burger

Phil’s “Fatso’s Po’Boy Challenge!”

You have 60 minutes to devour this truly beastly Po’Boy and a humongous side of fries and down it all with a 32 oz. soda. This sandwich has a healthy slab of special sauce on the bottom half of the bun topped with tomato and pickle slices. It may sound like finger food so far, but there is more.

Fatso burger challenge

The two pounds of famous jumbo fried shrimp, coleslaw, and mound of shoe string fries make this more than finger food and a mere handful. To top it all off, the top side of the hoagie bun is drowned with cheddar cheese sauce. To put a finer point on it, this amalgamation of the most contemptible gluttony Fat Phil could contrive is three iPhones in length, one iPhone in width, and an iPhone in height.

Go to to see pictures of this guy’s terrific food!

And speaking of terrific food:

Fuku’s Mac ‘n’ Cheese Burger!

And Fuku Burger in Hollywood has a burger topped with a macaroni and cheese patty….looks good right?

McDonald’s Japan recently unveiled a burger featuring a patty of macaroni, shrimp and white sauce with a breadcrumb crust.

McDonald's Macaroni Burger

Kotaku has more information, but doesn’t manage to make it sound more appetizing:

These are the “Gracoro Burgers”, with “gracoro” (“gurakoro” or グラコロ) being short for “gratin” (グラタン) and “korokke” (コロッケ). The korokke is Japan’s take on the croquette—if you are familiar with that dish.

The site points out that the Gracoro burger, which comes with a demi-glace sauce and cheddar cheese, isn’t exactly new. It’s a seasonal item that’s been offered on and off since 1993, not unlike the McRib, and enjoys the same kind of cult status. The Gracoro burger will only be available in the winter months.

McDonald's Japanese burgers

So instead of a meat patty, the Gracoro Burger has a creamy gratin korokke filled with white sauce, shrimp, and macaroni.

wacky macaroni burger

Peanut Butter Burgers!

“It has been a huge hit for us. The brave don’t hesitate to give it a try but others are often urged by others who have tried it and loved it,” says Mike Meehan, co-owner (with Chris Dodge) of Fat Guy’s Burger Bar in Tulsa, Okla. “I would say that 90% of the people who have tried it have loved it and order it again and again.”

Fat Guy’s Peanut Butter Bacon Burger

What could be such a cult hit when burgers of all styles and excesses have become commonplace? It’s Fat Guy’s Peanut Butter Bacon Burger, a $7.75 combo of those three ingredients that Tulsa burger fans clamor for. “It is one of our biggest selling specialty burgers, second only to our Fat n Juicy,” Meehan says. “We have a night dedicated to the PBBB where we sell them for $5 each. We have people who can’t wait for Wednesday night.”

peanut butter burger

Yep, add a nice layer of creamy peanut butter to the top of your burger and you are set…how can you argue with THIS?

peanut butter burgers

The Spam Burger!

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  1. i’m puking right now…


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