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What is the pre-cooked weight of a White Castle hamburger patty?
September 07, 2008 6:00AM
.70 ounces Actually, it is 2 ounces. I am suspicious of the 2-ounce figure. The entire weight of the hamburger, cooked and including the bun, according to White Castle, is 58 grams, or about 2 ounces (see the serving size column in the nutritional info page at http://www.whitecastle.com/_pages/nutrition.asp). Perhaps the weight of the bun, pickles, etc. exactly counterbalances the weight lost by the patty in cooking, but I doubt it.
According to wikipedia, in white castle's former process (before there were holes in the patties) there were 18 patties per pound of beef, so the pre-cooked weight of one patty would have been 16/18 or 0.89 ounces. (it also says forty to a kilogram, which is 25 grams or .88 ounces). There's no way it's 2 ounces anyway - 2 ounces is the PCW of a standard-sized patty at most other fast food restaurants. A quarter of a pound is 4 ounces, and we all know what a QP patty (Whopper or McRoyal) looks like.