Thursday, December 11, 2014
Largest roller-coaster-themed restaurant: Abu Dhabi breaks Guinness World Records' record (VIDEO)
ABU DHABI, UAE -- ROGO's, a new roller-coaster-themed restaurant, opened in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates; the joint ferries food to customers along looping and twisting tracks right to their tables; more than 30 roller coaster tracks transport food and drinks, kept in closed pots to prevent spilling, around multispiral, double loop and tornado tracks; the 14,000-square-foot establishment in Yas Mall seats 378 people, making it the largest roller-coaster-themed restaurant, according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: ROGO's, a new roller-coaster-themed restaurant, opened in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates Nov. 21. The 14,000-square-foot establishment in Yas Mall seats 378 people, making it the largest roller-coaster-themed restaurant. Photo: HeineMack GmbH (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the largest revolving restaurant is Bellini, located on the 45th floor of Mexico City's World Trade Center. The restaurant has an area of 1,044.66 m² (11,244.58 ft²). The restaurant has a capcity for 332 people and was originally opened in 1994.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the highest revolving restaurant in a building; it is Twist, which is situated at a height of 422.8 m (1,387 ft 1 in) on the 106th floor of the Canton Tower, Guangzhou, China.
Abu Dhabi-based food and beverage firm The Roller Coaster Restaurant has launched ROGO's, a roller coaster inspired casual dining concept in the emirate's newly-opened Yas Mall.
The 14,000-square-foot establishment in Yas Mall seats 378 people, making it the largest roller-coaster-themed restaurant, according to its creators, think tank HeineMack GmbH.
"Each table has its own individually designed roller coaster track and a unique silent delivery system that thrills diners as they get to watch their food make a gravity-defying 360-degree journey to their table," Jessica Wadih al-Absi, the chairwoman and CEO of restaurant operator Group JWA, told Gulf Business.
The joint has become so popular, especially with its tornado spiral ride and system with the option to order using handheld devices, that there are often wait times of more than 30 minutes, ABC News reported.
- ROLLERCOASTERRESTAURANT® Traks in Abu Dhabi
- A-location in the new YAS Mall, next to the Ferrari World and Formula 1 race track
- Two floor Restaurant
- Opening: November 2014
- 2 transport conveyors from the kitchen to the dispatch area
- 3 lift systems
- 1 double loop
- 1 parallel double loop
- 1 tornado (about 12 m height)
- 360 seats
The ROLLERCOASTERRESTAURANT® is operated by JWA Group, based in Dubai and Beirut.
The recently opened Yas Mall houses nearly 60 international restaurants with brands such as The Cheesecake Factory opening up for the first time in Abu Dhabi.
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