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Who Are The 6 People Expected To Buy Vegas’s $5,000 Burger?

THEhotel at Mandalay Bay is home to Hubert Keller’s new restaurant, Fleur. The menu includes a burger priced at $5,000 (which comes with a $2,500 bottle of wine, so manage your expectations about what this mere $2,500 piece of meat will taste like now) and Fleur representatives optimistically believe they’ll sell 6 of these things this year.

Sure, bonus expectations at banks this year are not great. But, a) they could surprise on the upside b) you could be one of the top performers whose number balances out those getting zero dollars or c) you could work at a hedge fund or private equity firm where people are getting paid. Should one of those scenarios apply to your life, will you be the idiot go who goes for it? Will it be your drunk co-worker, after winning a few bucks playing Black Jack? Will it be George Soros buying and forcing the chef into a blind taste test in an attempt to prove you can’t tell the difference between the burger for 5 g’s and a Big Mac with a couple truffles thrown on top?

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80 Responses to “Who Are The 6 People Expected To Buy Vegas’s $5,000 Burger?”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Who says you have to buy it?

    -Allen “The Hamburglar” Stamford

  2. Anonymous says:

    Who says you have to buy it?

    -Allen “The Hamburglar” Stamford

  3. Anonymous says:

    Who says you have to buy it?

    -Allen “The Hamburglar” Stamford

  4. Tosh 0 says:

    first!

  5. Tosh 0 says:

    first!

  6. Tosh 0 says:

    first!

  7. Guest says:

    Consumer Electronic Show still on? I’ll say 6 GM execs.

  8. Guest says:

    Consumer Electronic Show still on? I’ll say 6 GM execs.

  9. Guest says:

    Consumer Electronic Show still on? I’ll say 6 GM execs.

  10. A $2,500 burger? I wouldn’t feed that to my maid’s dog…because both those bitches have a restraining order against me.

    -You Know Who

  11. A $2,500 burger? I wouldn’t feed that to my maid’s dog…because both those bitches have a restraining order against me.

    -You Know Who

  12. A $2,500 burger? I wouldn’t feed that to my maid’s dog…because both those bitches have a restraining order against me.

    -You Know Who

  13. Phil Hellmuth says:

    Bess,

    One word: comps. They’ll do 6 of them easily if they’re counting tabs the casino picks up.

  14. Phil Hellmuth says:

    Bess,

    One word: comps. They’ll do 6 of them easily if they’re counting tabs the casino picks up.

  15. anti DB says:

    makes perfect sense to me, I will wear it as an accessory
    Lady Gaga

  16. NakedShort says:

    The only beef I put in my mouth are my wife’s drapes.

    -P. Falcone

  17. NakedShort says:

    The only beef I put in my mouth are my wife’s drapes.

    -P. Falcone

  18. StuckInOhio says:

    I wonder how many “opulence I has it” giraffes you’d need to make a burger… anyone up for a restaurant venture?

  19. Amon Carter says:

    Kincaid’s make a better burger.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Possible purchasers:
    1. Random greasy sunglass-wearing Russian “industrialist”
    2. Chainsmoking Chinese apparatchick (who will think the $5k price tag indicates the meat is from an animal of some endangered species, the consumption of which will massively boost his virility)
    3. That dude from Washington State who just won the MegaMillions.

    • guest says:

      Doubtful the guy from Washington State would be a purchaser–east side of state strictly plain folk. Anyway, he probably already promised money to all his new friends, his Christian church, all the local schools, and spent the rest on survival items, such as AK-47’s and an underground bunker stocked with food from Costco.

      • Anonymous says:

        But isn’t it usually those “simple folk” type that go bats***t and wind up in Vegas/Reno/Tijuana (cf Jim and Tammy Faye Baker)?

  21. Sgt. Frank Drebin, SEC Squad says:

    Nordberg, Hocken and I discussed how to interrogate the hamburger potentate. Hocken said the suspect was married to a hot dog chain heir. Nordberg said, “I bet they have frank discussions…”

    I dodged that next pun but I knew one thing: These hamburger people wouldn’t talk no matter how hard you grilled them.

    -Sgt. Frank Drebin
    Detective Lieutenant
    SEC Squad

  22. Guest says:

    This is chump change for Barclays. $2500 wine didn’t make the cut for a Big Night Out even before they stole Lehman.

  23. Guest says:

    only if it comes with creme fraiche

    -Randy Marsh

  24. Elliot_Spitzer says:

    $5,000 for a chemically-enhanced pieced of meat seems about right to me.

  25. Anonymous says:

    Probably the same people with diplomatic immunity ala the bad guys in Lethal Weapon. That way they can order the burger, eat it and run out on the bill with impunity: http://lawblog.legalmatch.com/2010/12/29/is-daddy-a-diplomat-make-sure-you-understand-diplomatic-immunity/

  26. Seriously? says:

    The guy that drinks a Petrus with a freaking hamburger deserves to have his tongue removed.

  27. Put_Option says:

    Fuck this….

    R. McDonald

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