Tuesday, 20 November 2007

World's Biggest Retail Pizza - with a Diet Coke please!

It's amazing what our readers send to me. Pizzas and Stuff is quickly establishing itself as the web's one stop shop for all things pizza - especially the wild and wacky stories that get thrown up every now and then.

We learn of a Pennsylvania pizzeria that is taking the super-size concept to a new level, vying for a spot in Guinness World Records for the world's largest commercially sold pizza. And the $99, 150-slice pizza — simply and aptly called The Big One — available though Mama Lena's Pizza House has had plenty of takers since its launch over a year ago.
In the picure you can see te staff at Moma Lena's Pizza House in McKees Rocks, Pa., preparing a pizza they hope will be heralded as the world's largest for retail sale earlier this week. We're not sure you can order it with extra cheese, as that might require strengthening the delivery truck's suspension.

The would-be record-setter measures about 3 feet by 4 1/2 feet and takes up nearly all the space in the shop's brick oven.

A tip for Mama Lena customers: Call ahead. The Big One takes about 15 minutes to prepare and another 20 to 25 minutes to bake, said Rob Carrabbia, whose wife, Wendy, owns the pizzeria in the suburban Pittsburgh town of McKees Rocks.
"It's 20 pounds of dough, it's a 1 gallon of sauce, 15 pounds of cheese and a lot of tender love and care," Carrabbia said.
The prodigious pizza has been on the menu for more than a year. So far, about 100 have been sold, including for birthday parties and to a school for its basketball team.
"The only way you're looking to order it is if you want a big pizza," Carrabbia said.

No kidding.

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