Son of Thurman is a one-of-a-kind restaurant located in downtown Delaware, Ohio. Known for its bold and daring menu and immersive experience, Son of Thurman is not for the faint of heart.
The star of the menu is the infamous “WTF, WHY?” burger, a monstrous creation that more closely resembles a Jeep Cherokee than a meal fit for a human being. This towering burger is stacked with all the classic fixings, and then some, making it the ultimate challenge for the hungriest of diners.
Beyond the food, the restaurant’s truly unique selling point is the “600-lb life” virtual reality experience. This immersive experience allows customers to step into the shoes of someone who weighs 600 lbs and experience firsthand their daily challenges, from screaming at family members to bring them food to crying and contemplating suicide. It aims to raise awareness and promote body positivity, and it’s one of the main draws for customers.
The restaurant also boasts a state-of-the-art restroom, custom designed with extra wide stalls, reinforced toilets, and seat belts to accommodate the increased load experienced at the restaurant, all to ensure the customer’s comfort and safety while they enjoy their meal. The restroom also features toilet bowls large enough for customers to step inside and bidets that can spray with the force of a fire hose, making it an unforgettable restroom that people travel from all over the country to defecate in.
But Son of Thurman is more than just a restaurant; it’s a movement. The restaurant is known for its body-positive stance, with signs on its walls reading, “Life is too short for small burgers,” “hamburgers don’t cause birth defects,” and “A burger a day keeps your asshole inflamed!”
The restaurant encourages customers to embrace their bodies and enjoy life to the fullest, without shame or guilt.