Belleville’s 200-foot long
Do you like foot-longs? Well how about a 200-foot-long?
If you’re a resident of Belleville, a small city in Illinois, that’s exactly what you got last Sunday – the final day of the town’s bicentennial celebration. According to the Associated Press, Schubert’s Packing Co. donated about 120 pounds of meat to make the mega-bratwurst, which Lindenwood University and Southwestern Illinois College athletes helped march down the city’s main street for the event.
And if you’re going to have a 200-foot bratwurst, you’re going to need a 200-foot bun. Luckily the 10th Street Baking Co. was up to the task. The company’s owner, Don Harweth, told local paper, the Belleville News-Democrat, "It looks good. It'll taste good."
Harweth stayed up all night Saturday bake the bun using a secret method he engineered through trial and error, the paper reports.
Originally event organizers wanted to break the world record with the impressive bratwurst, according to the Belleville News-Democrat; however, they decided against paying the fee to have their sausage recognized by the World Record Academy. The legacy of the 200-foot-long will have to remain unofficial.
The event raised $1,600 for local food pantries, according to the AP.