DIARY: Thousand-dollar burger sent back

A stunt that provided some sizzling PR last summer for Montana’s beef industry - frying three tons of beef on a customer-built Saco grill to create the world’s largest hamburger - has come under scrutiny by the state’s Supreme Court.

A stunt that provided some sizzling PR last summer for Montana’s beef industry - frying three tons of beef on a customer-built Saco grill to create the world’s largest hamburger - has come under scrutiny by the state’s Supreme Court.

A stunt that provided some sizzling PR last summer for Montana’s

beef industry - frying three tons of beef on a customer-built Saco grill

to create the world’s largest hamburger - has come under scrutiny by the

state’s Supreme Court.



The Montana state legislature has convened a special session to discuss

funding for the hamburger project (dollars 1,000 in state money was

granted) as well as for other grants struck down by the court.



The hamburger grant, sought by Hi-Line Promotions, was originally billed

as an ’agricultural education, awareness and product promotion.’ Though

the planners originally asked for dollars 15,000 in state money, they

were forced to accept a mere dollars 1,000 - and now even that money may

not materialize.



So much for the ketchup.



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