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Food FYI: Duggar family's burger bill totals more than $600

March 12, 2013|By Betty Hallock
  • Dinner at Bill's Bar & Burger cost the Duggar family, of the show "19 Kids and Counting," more than $600, TMZ reports.
Dinner at Bill's Bar & Burger cost the Duggar family, of the show… ( )

The Duggar family -- all 21 of them -- are the stars of the TLC reality television series "19 Kids and Counting." Parents Jim Bob and Michelle have 19 children (whose names all start with the letter J), and feeding a family that goes through 16 boxes of cereal and seven gallons of milk each week can't be easy.

Neither is it cheap. How much does it cost for a family the size of two basketball teams to eat out? When the Duggars went to dinner at Bill's Bar & Burger in Manhattan on Monday, the bill totaled $614, according to TMZ. (Other websites say the bill was $617.)

Jim Bob and Michelle, along with their children Joshua, twins Jana and John-David, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jedidiah and Jeremiah (again twins), Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn-Grace and Josie, were in New York to announce the impending birth of the family's third grandchild and to promote the new TV special "The Duggars Do Asia."

Their dinner party of 23 -- the whole family plus a couple of relatives -- headed to Bill's Bar & Burger at Rockefeller Center, "the biggest standalone burger joint in the country" (says its website) -- presumably big enough to accommodate nearly two dozen diners sitting down to one table.

According to the Bill's Bar & Burger menu, burgers start at $7.59 (extras such as cheese and other toppings cost more); shakes are $6 each; fries, $4; and nachos, $8. An article in the Examiner said that some of the Duggars were able to order from the discounted kids' menu.

The bill didn't include tip, reported the Examiner.


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