Amount of Hamburger Needed for 100 People

Category Advice
Depending on how you plan to prepare the ground meat, you will need to calculate the proper amount for a reasonable serving, when feeding a large crowd. This is a page about the amount of hamburger needed for 100 people.


Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

May 23, 2012

How much hamburger will I need to use to feed approximately one hundred people at a barbecue?

By Kelly


May 23, 20120 found this helpful
Best Answer

I would think it depends on how much hamburger you want each person to have. If you want to serve each person a quarter pounder (4 oz) then you would need 25 pounds of hamburger. For a half pound (8oz) per person you need 50 pounds.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
May 23, 20120 found this helpful
Best Answer

It really depends on a few factors. How lean is your beef? If you have really good beef (80/20 or better) you can figure to get 5 or 6 good size burgers out of each pound. Another factor is how many of these people eat burgers and how many of them EAT burgers. Many women eat 1, most men eat 2. Kids vary greatly, some don't eat burgers (or at least not on a bun) but many kids eat hot dogs. You may want to have some of those for kids and people who prefer dogs over beef.


So, let us say you have 50 men and 50 women. Each couple will average 3 burgers. If we get 6 burgers out of every pound then 1 pound will feed 2 couples (4 people). For a hundred people you will need 25 lbs. to feed 50 couples. If children are involved then figure the average couple has 1.5 kids each. That is a good many kids, 75 to be exact. You can say 2/3 of those kids would prefer a hotdog. So for 25 kids you need another 25lbs to be safe. With regard to the hotdogs you need 13 (8 dog) packs (104 dogs) to be safe.

If you were counting kids in the 100 people then this is way to much. But you can probably get a better idea this way.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
April 22, 20160 found this helpful


Reply Was this helpful? Yes
May 3, 20190 found this helpful

I want to make a ground beef barbecue for 100 people

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question...
Food and Recipes Food Tips AdviceJanuary 5, 2018
Christmas Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.

Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2019 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Generated 2019/11/29 16:16:43 in 2 secs. ⛅️️ ⚡️

Add to PageAsk a Question
Loading Something Awesome!