An Irish food producer has become the first ever Guinness World Record holder of the largest vegan burger produced.
It took 10 employees from Finnebrogue Artisan to craft the whopping 162.5 kilogram vegan burger.
The burger was equivalent to 1274 of the Northern Ireland based companies own Naked Revolution burgers.
Finnebrogue’s communication manager Anthea McAuley said in a statement that the burger would be divvied to share with employees and also local people experiencing homelessness.
“To avoid food waste on the day, which is in line with our own policies and that of the Guinness World Records we donated some finished burger slices to homeless charity, The Simon Community, Our staff also enjoyed the tasty burger for their lunch,” she said.
The record attempt was critically observed and assessed by Guinness World Records adjudicator, Jack Brockbank, while ex-Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya, provided upbeat commentary throughout the day.
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The record-breaking patty is the equivalent of 1274 Naked Evolution Burgers while the condiments included 10kg tomatoes, 4.5kg lettuce, 7kg cheese, 2kg tobacco onions, 5kg gherkins, 5kg Naked without the oink rashers and 5kg Naked Burger sauce.
Commenting on the record, Sean Kearney, who Finnebrogue’s Innovation Process Manager said, “When our marketing manager, Kerri Smith, told me about the record attempt, I thought she was joking!
“We were set a target weight of 100kg, but we knew from the outset we wanted to exceed that. We designed and built everything, including a swing to aid turning the patty during cooking. That was perhaps the most challenging part of the record as we didn’t want to break the patty.”
“The patty took almost 9 hours to cook so the day was long. However, when we added all the condiments and Jack revealed the weight of the burger, we were elated!”
The Guinness World Records title for largest vegan burger was set at 162.5kg, which is almost 40 per cent heavier than the target weight of 100kg.
Jack Brockbank, is Guinness World Records adjudicator and said, “It takes some considerable planning and organisation to pull off a feat of this magnitude.
“They observed the strict guidelines provided by Guinness World Records to the letter, and it was a pleasure to witness such a dedicated team at work.”