The Rocket Restaurant, Pontiac, Michigan
This is it. The cheesburger's yardstick. Break out the benchmarking, boys, because this is the bad boy against which all other burgers are judged. I have been visiting the Rocket since I was 15. In high school I would drive with my friends twenty minutes each way at lunch to pick up one of these beauties every time we had a few bucks in our pockets.
The monstrosity you see before you is the Monster Burger, a mammoth, taste-packed burger capable of causing drool in any warm-blooded male, and a shudder of fear and disgust in every stout vegetarian. The Monster Burger is not just big, you see, but also incredibly tasty. The juices just drip from the hefty three-quarter-pound patty, or in the case of the double-meat version you see here, the full one-and-a-half pounds of artery-hardening bovine flesh. This is definitely not for the weak or those with sensitive constitutions.
The Rocket's menu is huge and varried, and there is something for every discriminating pallette. I personally recommend an order of the fried mushrooms and a lemonade to wash down a monster burger. Pizza lovers can enjoy a monster pizza, but you'd better bring a car with a roof rack to take it home- the monster pizza is a full two feet in diameter!