Longest Cheesesteak: Philadelphia breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
PHILADELPHIA, PA, USA -- Philadelphia's inaugural Cheesesteak Festival took over Lincoln Financial Field's parking lot, bringing in crowds of people for more than 40 vendor samples, an eating contest, and a look at the world's largest steak; Steve's Prince of Steaks and Amoroso's Bakery nabbed the record for the world's largest cheesesteak, creating a sandwich measuring some 480 feet; that length shattered the previous world record of 426 feet, which was set in 2011 by Frankie and Deb Santos in Tucson, Ariz., according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: The world's largest cheesesteak, 480, at the first annual Philadelphia Cheesesteak Festival on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. Photo: Instagram user @daym_drops (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the Largest grilled sandwich, made by Cabot Creamery of Vermont who made the world's largest grilled cheese sandwich weighing 145 kg (320 lb). It measured 1.52 m x 3.05 m x 6.35 cm (5 ft x 10 ft 0.5 in x 2.5 in) and 3.42 m (11 ft 2.75 in) across the diagonal after cooking at the 2nd Annual Everglades Cheese Cracker Festival, Everglades City, Florida, USA on 4 November 2000.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest display of cheese; it consists of 375 varieties and was achieved by Andrew Dickens and Daniel Rushall of Shortlist Magazine (all UK) in London, UK, on 28 September 2015. Steve's Prince of Steaks and Amoroso's Bakery nabbed the record for the world's largest cheesesteak, creating a sandwich measuring some 480 feet.
That length shattered the previous record of 426 feet, which was set in 2011 by Frankie and Deb Santos in Tucson, Ariz.