Largest hot dog cart: Marcus Daily breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
WASHINGTON, MO, USA -- 44-year-old Marcus "Hot Dog Man" Daily of Missouri, has made it into the 2016 Guinness World Records book for creating the largest hotdog cart in the world, 9 feet 3 inches in width, 23 feet 2 inches in length, and 12 feet 2.75 inches in height, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: The world's largest hot dog cart measured at 9 feet, 3 inches tall by 23 feet, 2 inches long and 12 feet, 2.75 inches wide. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the longest hot dog measured 203.80 m (668 ft 7.62 in) and was made by Novex S.A. (Paraguay) at the Expoferia 2011, in Mariano Roque Alonso, Paraguay, on 15 July 2011.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most expensive hot dog; it is $169 (£101.69; 122.96€) and was sold by Tokyo Dog (USA) in Seattle, Washington, USA, on 23 February 2014. The diameter of each wheel is 6 feet and 1.5 inches, making the cart 1.5 times larger than a telephone booth.
Daily attracted attention when he set up a giant hot dog cart outside of K-D Machine and Tool in Union to sell his fare. The cart (which was built by K-D) wasn't just giant, it set a world record.
Daily had two witnesses and a surveyor on hand to authenticate his claim. Franklin County Auditor Tammy Vemmer and attorney Bob Garza were the witnesses, and Cochran Engineering was the surveyor who took measurements to verify the world record cart was an exact replica, just three times larger, than his pushcart.
"The cart is a super-sized replica of the small cart you've probably seen around town, and allows Marcus to serve over 300 people daily, regardless of weather," said Sarah Straatmann, 2016 Chamber president.
The cart houses Daily's business in the Bedford Center shopping plaza in Washington. He posts the location on his Facebook page, www.facebook.com/wonderwienie.
Daily sells a variety of hot dog combinations, as well as a few other popular items, like nachos, gyros, tacos, bratwurst and Italian beef sandwiches. Prices range from $3 to $12. His most expensive item is the D-Day Dog, which features two hot dogs, six cheeses, bacon, Italian beef and a second bun on top, The Missourian reports.
His best selling dog is a request that came from some East Central College students. The Wonder Wienie is a Nathan's all beef jumbo hot dog with cream cheese, red onions and jalapeños.