Scooby Snack

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The Scooby Snack is a hamburger sold primarily in Glasgow, Scotland. It is a popular fast food item with students.[1]


The Scooby Snack consists of a hamburger, a sliced sausage, a bacon rasher, a potato scone, a fried egg and a slice of processed cheese, all contained within a floured hamburger bun and accompanied by tomato ketchup and brown sauce. Fried onions are also offered as an optional extra. [2]

The Scooby Snack, because of the sausage, cheese, bacon and egg, takes similar resemblance to a breakfast roll but is often eaten at lunchtime.

The Scooby Snack's invention is commonly accredited to The Maggie, a food truck located at the intersection of Byres Road and Great Western Road.[3] It is now sold by a number of after-hours fast food vendors throughout Glasgow.[4]


A derivative, the Super Scooby, was invented by The Jolly Fryer café in Bristol in 2009. It consists of four quarter-pound beef patties, eight rashers of bacon, eight slices of cheese, 12 onion rings and six slices of tomato in a sesame seed bun, accompanied by salad, lettuce, barbecue sauce and mayonnaise.[5]

Standing eight inches tall, the sandwich contains 2,645 kilocalories (11,070 kJ), which is more than the recommended daily intake of an adult male.[6] The sandwich costs GB£10 and comes with chips; If both the burger and chips are consumed in one sitting, customers are given a free Diet Coke to aid digestion.[7]


  1. ^ James Morgan, Stef MacBeth and Ryan Balmer (2004-09-23). "Glasgow student guide 1-40 Get racy with wrinkly old men, get down to the underground and get ready to rumble Be a foul-mouthed quizling, drink with some real hard men, rage against the capitalist machine, shoot Wonderwoman with a spud-gun and, for good". Sport | SPL | Aberdeen. Herald Scotland. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  2. ^ O'Sullivan, Daniel (2010-01-22). "Glasgow's Scooby Snack Is Binge Food Par Excellence". A Hamburger Today. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  3. ^ Julie (2009-05-20). "We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming… – Midwesterner in Mexico". Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  4. ^ "The Scooby Snack: Glasgow in a Bun". Street Foodie. 2010-01-05. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  5. ^ Coles, John (2009-09-28). "That burger really is vast food". News. The Sun. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  6. ^ "Super Scooby is Britain's biggest burger packed with 2,645 calories". Daily Mail Online. 2009-09-28. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  7. ^ "2,700-Calorie 'Super Scooby' Burger Stands 6-Inches Tall, Weighs More Than 3-Pounds". Nutrition | Physical. 2009-09-28. Retrieved 2010-01-28.