I know Kansas City has record culinary greatness in it. I'm just glad somebody was listening when I suggested that we get into the world-record business last month.
Associated Wholesale Grocers will be attempting to build the world's largest bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich at its annual Spring Food Show in Kansas City on April 27. It's not a category recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, but the largest BLT to date is 179 feet, 2 inches long. AWG is looking to build a 200-footer at the end of this month.
The record-setting BLT was built in St. Louis at the fifth annual Tomato Fest last August. The 179-foot behemoth had 500 pounds of bacon and 1,280 pounds of tomatoes. It bested the previous mark (which is still recognized by the World Records Academy as the largest sandwich) of 169 feet set by the Bradley County Chamber of Commerce in Warren, Arkansas, on July 1, 2009.
Associated Wholesale Grocers will be submitting the record to the World Records Academy, based in Miami, and also intends to offer video of the build on its website. Attendees of the show will have the opportunity to eat a bite of history if they make a donation to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.