In case you haven’t eaten lunch yet: a restaurant owner cooked up a hot dog that weighs 125.5 pounds at the Miami-Dade County Fair in Florida last week, hoping to set a new Guinness World Record for world’s largest hot dog.
The Miami Herald reports Brett Enright, owner of Juicys Outlaw Grill in Corvallis, Oregon, made it on a grill that was 100-feet-long. The wiener was 51 pounds on its own, and the rest of the weight came from the bun, mustard, ketchup, relish, and sliced onions. It was cut up, and each piece was sold for $1 to benefit an organization that provides services for the homeless.
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) March 22, 2014
There has been a Guinness World Record for largest hot dog commercially, which was 7 pounds, 16 inches long, and 4 inches in diameter, and was created in 2o11 in Paraguay by Gorilla Tango Novelty Meats CEO Dan Abbate.
If Enright’s hot dog sets a Guinness World Record, it would be his second; he has also held the record for world’s largest commercially available hamburger, which was 777 pounds, cost $5,000 and was sold at his restaurant Juicys Outlaw Grill.
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