It costs a FORTUNE to feed 23 mouths ... just ask TLC reality star Jim Bob Duggar who took his enormous family out for burgers in NYC yesterday -- and we know exactly how much they spent.
Jim Bob -- along with his wife Michelle and 21 other family members -- hit up Bill's Bar & Burger in Manhattan ... splurging on burgers, shakes, fries, onion rings, you name it.
FYI -- Burgers start at $7.95 and could double in price if you want cheese and/or another burger patty. Shakes run in the $6 range ... $4 for fries ... $8 for nachos ... $2 per soda.
Buuuuut ... the "19 Kids & Counting" fam did get a nice discount ... 6 of the children qualified for the kids menu -- $7.95 per meal.
So, what was the final bill??? We'll give you THREE options -- click on the image for the answer!
Snaps Pic of Miscarried Baby
12/15/2011 3:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The family from TLC's "19 Kids & Counting" chose a unique way to commemorate the life of their 20th child, who passed away this week in a miscarriage -- they took an artsy picture of the fetal corpse ... and distributed it at the memorial.
Jubilee Shalom Duggar was due in April ... but Michelle Duggar suffered a miscarriage on Sunday in her 2nd trimester.
The Duggars held a memorial today at their church in Arkansas, where they distributed the above photographs -- containing messages like, "There is no foot too small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world."
The photos were first posted on Twitter by a family member -- and then surfaced on a fan site.
We reached out to the family for comment -- so far, no word back.
Duggar Family Thanksgiving
50 Mouths and Counting
11/24/2011 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Just when you thought your family Thanksgiving was hectic -- TMZ has learned, the family from "19 Kids and Counting" is spending the holiday with another massive cohort ... totaling over 50 hungry mouths to feed.
Sources close to the Duggar family tell TMZ, they've invited the Vanderhoffs over for Thanksgiving festivities -- a nearby family of 23 that's also guest starring on an upcoming episode of "19 Kids."
Altogether, over 50 people are expected to chow down at Chez Duggar -- and the menu is suitably massive ... including two regular turkeys, two smoked turkeys, four turkey breasts, plus all the trimmings.
Meanwhile, dessert includes a total of 16 pies -- 10 pumpkin and 6 assorted ... pecan, apple, chocolate fudge ... we can go on.
As for what the family has planned for when they're not eating -- we're told the Duggars have already lined up a full array of family friendly games and ... okay, that's boring. MORE PIE PLEASE.
'19 Kids & Counting' Baby
Laughing & Playing
After Holy Land Health Scare
9/29/2011 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
She had reportedly fallen gravely ill during a trip to Israel with her family last week -- but baby Josie from TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" made a speedy recovery ... and TMZ has obtained video proof.
Reports are circulating ... Josie was rushed to a medical facility after her "oxygen levels had spiraled down" -- but sources close to the family tell TMZ, the reports were blown way out of proportion.
We're told 21-month-old Josie was merely experiencing some cold symptoms -- and was taken to a doctor's office to get them checked out.
The video -- shot days after her doctor's visit -- seems to corroborate the story ... showing Josie in great spirits, laughing and playing in a park.
'19 Kids and Counting' Family
BLOWING UP $100 Bills
At The Lincoln Memorial
8/4/2011 12:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The adorable religious zealots on "19 Kids and Counting" were right on the money yesterday in D.C. -- when the family stormed the Lincoln Memorial to fight spiritual bankruptcy ... with GIANT $100 bills.
Patriarch Jim Bob Duggar tells TMZ, he and his family felt like the country could use a pep talk during these hard financial times ... so they handed out over-sized fake Benjamins, inscribed with uplifting spiritual messages.
Jim Bob -- who was vacationing in the capital with his family -- adds, "Our hope in passing them out today was to encourage people to reflect on the things that are most important and to re-evaluate their relationship with God."
Given the memorial backdrop ... maybe $5 bills would have been more appropriate?
'19 Kids and Counting' Fam -- Emergency Pit Stop
6/7/2011 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Traveling across the country with 19 kids SUCKS -- especially when the bus springs an oil leak ... and that's exactly what happened to the fam on TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" last week.
The Duggar family -- all 21 members -- were en route from their home in Tontitown, AR to NYC to appear on the "Today" show ... when daddy Jim Bob noticed oil leaking from their massive tour bus.
Jim Bob wanted to fix the problem ASAP -- so he drove towards the closest bus repair shop ... which happened to be in the small town of Loudonville, Ohio ... population 2,982.
We're told Jim Bob wanted to make sure the family was comfortable during the stop -- so he rented out a couple of rooms at a nearby hotel so they could beat the heat ... and then treated the kids to a gigantic pizza lunch.
4 hours later ... the bus was back in action -- and the family completed their trip to The Big Apple without any other complications.
Duggar Family Delivers Relief to Tornado Disaster
5/24/2011 3:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The family from the TLC reality show "19 Kids & Counting" sprang into action just hours after that deadly tornado ripped through Missouri -- packing up supplies and driving through the night to join the rescue effort ... TMZ has learned.
Josh Duggar -- the eldest Duggar child -- tells TMZ the fam spent Sunday night and all day Monday delivering supplies and clearing massive piles of debris to search for survivors in Joplin, MO.
Josh says he and 5 siblings -- John, Jana, Jill, Jessa, Joseph and Dad, Jim Bob -- decided to load up a 3 car caravan late Sunday night when they heard about the disaster in Joplin ... just one hour from their home in Arkansas.
Four of the Duggars are volunteer firefighters ... and Josh says rescue officials immediately put the family's considerable manpower to work -- assigning them to search around the devastated town for any activity -- and hand out supplies at command posts.
Josh tells us the survivors he met were most interested in recovering memories ... saying, "People in Joplin aren't looking for stuff, they're looking for their lives."
Duggar Baby #19 Hospitalized for Tummy Trouble
5/8/2010 4:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's 19th baby -- 5-month-old Josie Brooklyn -- had to be rushed back to the hospital less than a week after she was released ... this according to the baby factory herself.
TMZ has obtained a clip from "19 Kids & Counting" -- in which Michelle Duggar explains how baby Josie had a condition with her tiny little belly that they believed required medical attention ... so they took the child back to the hospital in Little Rock, AR.
Josie's arrival home airs this Sunday (Mother's Day) on TLC ... and the tiny child's return to the hospital airs Tuesday May 11.