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The “X” burger at Wayback Burgers stacks nicely — for a while.

The northwest Fresno burger purveyor is offering its 10-patty delight through the end of August. And, general manager Mod Gazali says it’s selling well.

“We like to be on top of pop culture. Elon Musk renamed Twitter ‘X.’ So we have the X burger, 10 patties,” Gazali said.

And, Gazali said, anyone named Elon (with proof) can eat for free. Otherwise, it’s $26.99.

Why would anyone need that much burger in one sitting?

Gazali jokes that it’s enough of a meal to eat for the week.

“They usually take a box home,” Gazali said. “It’s considered a family meal.”

While the X is for a limited time, Wayback also offers a nine-patty burger permanently for $24.49. Both items are on the “secret” menu. They come with a choice of cheese and any assortment of condiments.

Wayback is at the Marketplace at El Paseo, 6493 N Riverside Dr.

Wayback Burgers’ Mike grills and seasons the 10 patties that make the “X” burger. (GV Wire/David Taub)

Knife and Fork Required

Appetite for Fresno sampled the X, and it does stack nicely, at least until you try to take a bite. The patties are smash-style, cooked fresh on the grill, and do fit in between two buns.

Eating it is another story. Unless you have an unhinged jaw like a snake, a fork and knife are required. The stack became a Leaning Tower of Burger, before splitting like a deck of cards when trying to eat it like a civilized human being.

“I don’t think it’s possible (to eat with your mouth). And if so, that would be an incredible feat,” Gazali said.

The nine-patty or X is a good deal per patty. Adding an extra patty to a burger at Wayback costs $3.49.

So, why not call the nine-patty the “IX?”

“I’ll talk to Wayback about that,” Gazali said. “That’s a good idea.”

The “X” burger stacks nicely until you attack it with a fork and knife. (GV Wire/David Taub)

Curiosity drives David Taub. The award-winning journalist might be shy, but feels mighty with a recorder in his hand. He doesn't see it his job to "hold public officials accountable," but does see it to provide readers (and voters) the information needed to make intelligent choices. Taub has been honored with several writing awards from the California News Publishers Association. He's just happy to have his stories read. Joining GV Wire in 2016, Taub covers politics, government and elections, mainly in the Fresno/Clovis area. He also writes columns about local eateries (Appetite for Fresno), pro wrestling (Off the Bottom Rope), and media (Media Man). Prior to joining the online news source, Taub worked as a radio producer for KMJ and PowerTalk 96.7 in Fresno. He also worked as an assignment editor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California, and KSEE-TV in Fresno. He has also worked behind the scenes for several sports broadcasts, including the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Super Bowl. When not spending time with his family, Taub loves to officially score Fresno Grizzlies games. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taub is a die-hard Giants and 49ers fan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. Go Blue! You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email

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