Andolini’s Units New File for World’s Largest Pizza Celebration

The Italians know pizza higher than anybody, however go away it to People to throw the world’s largest pizza occasion.

Andolini’s Pizzeria, headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, teamed up with the College of Tulsa to set a brand new Guinness World File on Saturday, January 21, drawing 3,357 folks to the college’s Donald W. Reynolds Middle previous to a Golden Hurricane basketball sport towards Tulane College. The hassle greater than tripled the earlier file of 1,046 held by a bunch of Italians in Rome.

“It was my dumb thought, yeah,” Andolini’s co-owner Mike Bausch advised KTUL. “I believed, ‘Let’s go for a Guinness World File. This needs to be fairly simple.’ It’s not.”

It took about eight months to plan the occasion, and Andolini’s 5 eating places labored to make greater than 1,000 recent pies simply two hours earlier than the occasion.

Not solely did locals from Tulsa and the encompassing space pack within the stadium at $5 a ticket, many pizza professionals from different pizzerias across the nation confirmed up as effectively. To be counted underneath the foundations set by Guinness World Information, members needed to eat two standard-size slices of pizza and drink a small bottle of water in quarter-hour. Anybody who didn’t end their portion was excluded from the whole attendance rely.

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Michael Empric, a Guinness adjudicator, ran the present and introduced the ultimate whole, eliciting whoops and cheers from the organizers and attendees alike. Each participant acquired a certificates celebrating their position within the record-breaking occasion.

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“File makes an attempt occur on a regular basis,” Empric advised KTUL. “This file was simply tried in L.A. a number of days in the past and was unsuccessful.”

The occasion additionally raised greater than $40,000 for the Make-A-Want Basis.

The earlier file for the world’s largest pizza occasion was set by Istituto della Pizza and Marco Di Pietro in Rome, Italy, on September 8, 2019. That occasion continues to be presently listed on the Guinness World Information web site.

Bausch advised KTUL that the try alone was value all of the onerous work. “I feel the great thing about life is doing issues to do them and for the enjoyment of accomplishment,” he mentioned.