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Let's Make A Record-Breaking 1.3 Mile-Long Pizza Because Why Not
Pizza may have originated in Italy, but the U.S. has really made it its own: it's estimated that, in 2016, Americans spent a whopping $45 billion on pies.
Which is to say that when it comes to the Guinness World Records' "Longest Pizza," the title sparks off a personal battle between the States and Italy. Currently, that record belongs to the latter country, which claims a 1.15 mile-long Neapolitan pizza that was made in Naples in 2016 (video above).
Now, the U.S. is looking to surpass that hallowed peak. As reported at Eater LA, organizers are planning to make a record breaking, 1.3 mile-long pizza out at the Fontana Speedway, with the endless pie ringing about 70% of the racetrack. When all is said and done, the pizza is expected to incorporate 8000 pounds of dough and 3600 pounds of cheese, with the pie itself expected to weigh in at 17200 pounds.
Officials from Guinness will be there to oversee the attempt, and the whole thing will be turned into an event that runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m on June 10. There'll be no cost of admission for the public, and planners promise "plenty of food and entertainment" to keep things lively for visitors. But will you get to eat the world's longest pizza? Probably not, as it'll be donated to local charities and food banks.
“Breaking records is a big part of anyone's spiritual journey,” Fash Asvadi explained in a written statement. Asvadi is a director at PizzaOvens.com, which will host the event (and possibly try to sell you a pizza oven?).
Also of note: the "Largest Taco" record goes to a 1,654-pound taco made in Mexicali, Mexico. So there's that, too.
The Fontata Speedway, or the Auto Club Speedway of California, is at 9300 Cherry Ave, Fontana.
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