Sweet Tea - world record set by Chick-fil-A
TULSA, Okla., USA -- Tulsa-area Chick-fil-A® restaurants
created a nine-foot tall cup holding more than 1,140 gallons
of freshly brewed sweet tea and ice - setting the new world
record for the Largest
The new world record for the Largest
Sweet Tea was set during an all-day celebration at
Nienhuis Park in Broken Arrow, Okla.
Operators and team members from five Chick-fil-A
restaurants worked with volunteers from schools, churches
and community groups throughout the Tulsa area to create the
The process required 72 pounds of tea leaves,
1,150 pounds of sugar, one ton of ice and 912 gallons of water.
"In the midst of the heat wave we've
been experiencing in Oklahoma, there was no shortage of people
looking for a nice cold glass of sweet tea and we were glad
to oblige," said Greeno.
"We couldn't have made it happen without the
help of our staff and neighbors throughout Tulsa gathering
supplies, brewing the tea and coming out to cheer us on." Photo:
Official Guinness World Records® adjudicator Kimberly Partrick
presided over the event and officially called the record.
[excuse that long hair hanging over the limonade...]
The achievement marks the second Guinness
World Record for Tulsa Chick-fil-A Operator Arthur Greeno,
who set the record for world’s
largest soft drink when he created an 834-gallon cup
of freshly-squeezed Chick-fil-A lemonade in 2008.
The Chick-fil-A Kid's Meal program is partnering
with Guinness World Records to challenge children across the
country to set their own records this summer.
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is the nation's
second-largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain (based
on sales), currently with 1,500 restaurants in 38 states and
Credited with inventing the boneless breast
of chicken sandwich and first introducing the chicken nugget
concept, Chick-fil-A serves nutritious and freshly prepared
food products in mall locations, stand-alone restaurants,
drive-thru-only restaurants, Chick-fil-A Dwarf House® and
Truett's Grill® full-service restaurants, and through licensed
outlets in college campuses, hospitals, airports, businesses
and industrial sites.
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