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Restaurant Claims 'Labour Inducer' Burger Has Helped 31 Women Give Birth

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Restaurant Claims 'Labour Inducer' Burger Has Helped 31 Women Give Birth

A restaurant claims to have created a burger that causes pregnant women to go into labour, and they say that so far it was worked 31 times.

Of course, they've got no empirical scientific evidence to prove this fact, but it's still a great gimmick for a burger, right?

The Suburban restaurant in Excelsior, Minnesota, reckons that their 'Labour Inducer' burger - which, pregnant or not, sounds absolutely delicious - is capable of making heavily pregnant women go into labour within 24 hours of eating.

They've had 31 people enter labour within a day of eating it, which is the criteria to be added to the count, including one of the restaurant's co-owners.

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So, what's on this magical bun?

Oh my. Credit: The Suburban/Instagram
Oh my. Credit: The Suburban/Instagram

The burger features beef, caramelised onions, spicy Cajun remoulade, mustard, and honey-cured bacon.

It's all wrapped up in a pretzel bun, according to the restaurant's website.

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Sounds pretty great, right? You wouldn't need to be heavily pregnant to be convinced into tackling one of those.

The bizarre gimmick started out as the family who own the restaurant prepared to enter a contest back in 2019.

Kelsey Berset, a co-owner alongside her mother and sister Cindy, was pregnant at the time and gave it a whirl.

Around the time, she told Today: "I figured I was 38 weeks pregnant, so why not indulge? About six hours later, my contractions started."

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So, the name was born.

The baby count quickly started racking up.  Credit: The Suburban/Instagram
The baby count quickly started racking up. Credit: The Suburban/Instagram

They entered it into the burger contest as 'The Labour Inducer' and then later added it to the menu.

As the word spread, more and more pregnant women came along to see if it could do the trick for them.

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Cindy Berset explained to Fox 9: "It has been such a whirlwind. Every time a mom walks through that door, I know what she is coming in for and it's the 'Labour Inducer.'"

But, the real question is - what's behind all of this?

The Suburban restaurant. Credit: The Suburban/Instagram
The Suburban restaurant. Credit: The Suburban/Instagram

The likely answer is that heavily pregnant women who are trying to induce labour are quite close to doing so in the first place.

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There is no real scientific evidence to suggest that eating foods can help induce labour as there's no known link between the stomach and the uterus.

Tales persist that suggest eating foods such as spicy mustard - which is on the burger - can help induce labour, but again there's no hard and fast link.

Still, you can do worse things with no provable scientific benefit than eating a delicious burger.

Featured Image Credit: The Suburban/Instagram

Topics: Food, Interesting, Food And Drink, US News, Weird

Tom Wood
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