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Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Longest BLT sandwich-Bradley County
Chamber of Commerce sets world record
WARREN, AR, USA -- Residents in Bradley County
put on their gloves to make a 169-foot-long BLT (bacon, lettuce,
and tomato) sandwich, using 60 pounds of sliced Bradley Tomatoes,
300 pounds of "Arkansas Tyson bacon" and 80 pounds
of lettuce-setting the world record for the Longest
Photo: The Bradley County Chamber of
Commerce set the world record for the Longest BLT Sandwich
at the 53rd Annual Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival in
Warren, Arkansas at 168 feet and 5 inches.
The sandwich took nearly two hours to build
and contained about 300 pounds of bacon, 80 pounds of lettuce,
60 pounds of tomatoes and 220 ounces of mayonnaise.
event occurred as the busiest days of the Bradley
County Pink Tomato Festival arrived.
" Arkansas deserves the world record
for the largest BLT, not some culinary school," David
Chamber of Commerce director, said. "
"We were looking to do something different,
and we found that this culinary school had this record. Then
we thought, why do they have it and the tomato capital of
Arkansas doesn't. So we decided we would, and if they want
it back, they'll have to work for it."
" We were going for 160 feet, but we had
the tables so we
made it 169 feet."
"If anyone wants to beat the record,
they're going to have just go that much farther."
The chamber sold some of the record sandwich
in 6-inch segments after it was completed.
David King, Warren
Chamber of Commerce director, said the record also
helped bolster the 53rd annual Bradley County Pink Tomato
Festival. " We're already thinking about something new
for next year."
Photo: Teen Miss Pink Tomato, Hope Harrod,
Little Miss Pink Tomato, Bayleigh Ellis, and Miss Pink Tomato,
Lauren Hall, helped to build the 168 ft 5 inch record breaking
BLT sandwich during the Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival
in Warren, Arkansas.
Bradley County Cooperative Extension
Service Family and Consumer Science Agent Michelle Carter,
one of the volunteers, said she would remember being a part
of the record.
"I've never experienced anything
like this,"Carter said, "I think it adds one more
uniqueness to our community and our festival, and I believe
it will be a symbol of community pride, as well. This took
a lot of teamwork from people willing to come together and
world record for the Longest
BLT sandwich was set
by students from the Windsor
High School Culinary Arts program who put together
a 146-foot long BLT sandwich.
-to be updated with video file
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Wednesday, July 1, 2009