What do you think of when you hear Guinness World Records? Is it the world's tallest man? The most facial piercings? The smallest town? By any chance, does hearing Guinness World Records make you think of pizza? If so, this story is for you. We're proud to say that, now, the U.S. officially holds the record for the world's longest pizza.
California is a big state. No, everything isn't bigger there (shout out to our readers in Texas), but things are big. Lots of people. Lots of money. And there sure are a lot of self-driving cars (we think).
That being said, a lot of pizza chefs came together to create the world's longest pizza in California. The event was held at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, which is fitting. Speedways are long, and this pizza was designed to be very long.
Pizza Ovens organized the more-than-a-mile-long pizza build, shattering the old record of 6,082 feet. The Californian team's pizza length? A whopping 6,333 feet.
Here is the ingredients list:
8,007 pounds of dough
3,602 pounds of cheese
5,604 pounds of sauce
The "pie," if you will, was erected on a conveyer belt. This belt passed through three industrially sized ovens, cooking the pizza completely for eight hours.
The ovens were shifted by volunteers every 17 minutes, preventing a burnt end product.
After the record was broken the pizza was donated to local homeless shelters and food banks. Do we think it tasted great? No. Do we think it's an impressive feat? Sort of. Are we happy that the pizza went to those in-need? We sure are.