Largest Lemonade-Tulsa Chick-fil-A Restaurant
sets world record
TULSA, Okla., USA -- In recognition of "National
Lemonade Day" (Aug. 20), Chick-fil-A
franchise Operator Arthur Greeno and his Eastside Market restaurant
team members created a 839-gallon cup of lemonade, setting
the world record for the Largest Lemonade.
record-setting refreshment was mixed in a nearly 1,100-gallon
fiberglass cup designed to resemble
Chick-fil-A's signature foam cup and contained
1,050 lbs. (2,175 cups) of sugar, 580 gallons of water, 250
lbs. of ice and 11,730 Sunkist(R)
lemons that yielded 145 gallons of lemon juice./ Chick-fil-A,
"I'm extremely proud of my team members
for all of their hard work, and I owe a debt of gratitude
to those local businesses and individuals responsible for
helping me achieve this ambitious goal," said Greeno of his
World Record-setting feat. "The community truly came together
and helped in countless ways to achieve this record, as well
as to raise money for a worthwhile local cause."
After official measurements were taken, the
record-setting lemonade supplied several "Sunkist
Take a Stand" lemonade stands set up outside the restaurant
as a way to collect charitable donations to benefit Little
Light House, a Tulsa-based developmental center serving young
children with special needs, from birth through six years
old. The lemonade stand fundraising goal of $10,000 was achieved
on event day, with additional funds still coming in.
"When Arthur approached us with the idea to pursue
the World Record for the largest glass of lemonade, we were
quickly won over by his enthusiasm and commitment to achieving
this ambitious goal," said Sunkist
representative Sarah Matejowsky.
"We quickly coordinated the delivery of 108 complimentary
crates of lemons [approximately 12,400 lemons] and helped
spearhead Arthur's charitable efforts as part of our 'Take
a Stand' initiative. We couldn't be prouder to be part of
such a fun and worthwhile endeavor."
Armed with a keen business sense, a work
ethic forged during the Depression, and a personal and business
philosophy based on biblical principles, Truett
Cathy took a tiny Atlanta diner, originally called
the Dwarf Grill, and transformed it into Chick-fil-A,
the nationís second largest quick-service chicken restaurant
chain with more than $2.64 billion in sales in 2007 and currently
more than 1,380 locations.
Thursday, August 21, 2008