America has an obesity problem.
America’s funeral industry also has an obesity problem.
- 15 years ago, the standard casket was 24″ wide.
- Today, the standard casket is 27″ wide.
But we’re not here to talk about standard.
We’re talking about Super Sized caskets.
- 15 years ago, the widest casket you could buy was 36″
- Today, companies like Goliath Caskets build them up to 52″ wide, 8′ long and capable of holding someone who weighs between 800 and 1000 pounds.
And while those jumbo units aren’t the norm, Goliath sells between 6-12 of those 52 inchers every year along with another Â 3-4 various oversized caskets every week.
Hopefully, these 52″ models aren’t becoming the new normal.