3 Restaurants That Hold Guinness World Records

Preparation of the biggest locro potato soup in Quito, Ecuador
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When it comes to food, achieving a Guinness World Record is all about pushing boundaries, whether it’s in terms of size, speed, or sheer creativity. Across the globe, there are a few special restaurants that have done just that. Let’s take a look at a few.

Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q — Decatur, Alabama

Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q holds the Guinness World Record for the largest barbecue. In 2007, they prepared a staggering 28,523 pounds of barbecue, showcasing their culinary prowess and passion for feeding the masses with their delicious, smoky meats. 

The Black Bear Casino Resort — Carlton, Minnesota

Imagine a burger so large it requires a crane to flip. The Black Bear Casino set the world record in 2012 for the largest burger, weighing an incredible 2,014 pounds. It featured a mammoth bun, hundreds of pounds of cheese, onions, pickles, and lettuce, and, of course, the beef patty itself.

Smoque BBQ — Chicago, Illinois

In 2016, Smoque BBQ assembled the longest line of hot dogs, stretching 3,280 feet and featuring 37,000 hot dogs. This feat was not only a celebration of one of America’s favorite foods but also a charitable event. The hot dogs were donated to feed the city’s homeless, blending culinary achievement with community service.