Saturday, July 10, 2010
Open Sandwich - Tommy Moore sets world record
NEWBERN, NC, USA -- Tommy Moore of Moore’s
Barbeque, New Bern, made a giant sandwich ( in a 10-foot-square
oven engineered by Glenn Snader) weighing in a whopping
1,336 pounds , setting the world record for the Largest
Open Sandwich (Largest
Moore’s masterpiece was baked in a specially
designed 10-foot-square oven engineered by Glenn Snader.
The bun-making included using 561 pounds
of dough made up of 350 pounds of flour, 10 gallons of milk
and 17 gallons of water.
The 1,015-pound bun cooked for six and
a half hours at 300 degrees. Crews added more than 300 pounds
of barbecue and slaw to complete the record sandwich.
A crowd estimated at better than 2,500
formed a ring around the tent that housed the oven and bun
at Union Point Park.
Sandwich weight: 1,336 pounds
Barbecue and slaw: 300 pounds
Dough: 561 pounds
Flour: 350 pounds
Milk: 10 gallons
Water: 17 gallons
Oven: Special design, 10-square-foot and 50
inches high, weighing 3,200 pounds
Bun cooking: 6˝ hours at 300 degrees
People served: More than 2,500
Servers: 30-member Bun Crew, Gov. Bev
the huge sandwich was weighed, the crew began to shovel the
ingredients into plates and served portions to everyone in
Linda Staunch of the New Bern 300th team
said 2,000 plates were available and all were used, with hundreds
more getting their serving on napkins.
Gov. Bev Perdue of New Bern was on
hand, congratulating Moore with providing a free lunch for
the town and making this a great Independence Day in New Bern.
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