Largest batch of scrambled eggs-McDonald's sets world
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand -- Fast food chain
McDonald's cooked a massive meal of scrambled eggs, comprising
of 20,000 eggs and 100 litres of cream that weighed in at
1.24 metric tonnes-which sets the new world record for the
batch of scrambled eggs. Photo:
In order to break the world record McDonald’s had to use more
than 20,000 eggs and 100 litres of cream, cooked on a specially
made dish that measured more than five metres across. (enlarge
The record-breaking breakfast was cooked
in Christchurch’s Cathedral Square. To give an idea of the
scale of the enterprise consider this- garden rakes were used
as fish slices.
The record-breaking publicity stunt was
to promote the use of free-range eggs at all McDonald’s restaurants
in Christchurch and Dunedin.
The main (and in most cases only) difference
between free-range and factory-farmed eggs is that the birds
of the former type are permitted to roam freely within the
farmyard and kept in sheds or henhouses only at night.
McDonald’s managing director Mark
Hawthorne told NBR that the company uses about 36,000 free-range
eggs a week, 15% of the company’s total egg usage. Animal advocacy group "safe" is calling
the move a "significant breakthrough" in the campaign for
Managing Director Mark Hawthorne says that
across the board, consumers are increasingly choosing free
range eggs and that this is another way McDonald's is responding
to the changing needs of its customers.
Currently McDonald’s New Zealand uses about
12 million eggs a year, far outstripping the annual production
of free-range eggs, which is only 5 million.
Mcdonald's says it would like to use free
range in more restaurants, but can't source enough eggs.
"We use about 12 million eggs a year
in our New Zealand restaurants, and there simply isn't the
surplus supply of eggs available here that meet our strict
standards for us to introduce free range eggs at more restaurants.
We would expect that as consumer demand increases across the
board, so too will supply of free range eggs. This new world record for the Largest batch
of scrambled eggs break the previous Guinness world record
of one metric tonne by more than 200kg.