Record-breaking pizza created in LA

The pizza had 68,000 slices.

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The pizza had 68,000 slices.

© Shutterstock Record-breaking pizza created in LA Pizza Hut mark return of The Big New Yorker by building world’s biggest pizza.

It may not be fine dining, but most of us are more than happy to partake in the occasional takeaway pizza when we’re in the mood.

And while we may spend too long deciding what size to order, it certainly won’t be in the category of the pepperoni they just served up at the LA Convention Center – officially the largest pizza ever created.

The 13,990 square feet (1,300 square metres) creation required 13,653 pounds of dough, 4,948 pounds of marinara sauce, 8,800 pounds of cheese and approximately 630,500 slices of pepperoni – the brainchild of Pizza Hut, who brought in a team of workers to build it. The previous record was set by a group of Italian chefs in 2012, the ‘Ottavia’ measuring in at 1,262 square metres a decade ago.

Cooking the delicacy in the US proved a little difficult, with ovens that big in short supply, so it was heated from above in sections, moving the overhead baking device across the pizza to ensure it was cooked through.

The approximately 68,000 slices the pizza yielded were donated to food banks and local charities in and around Los Angeles, with Pizza Hut teaming up with YouTube star Eric ‘Airrack’ Decker in the stunt, which marked the restaurant chain bringing back the popular 90s dish, The Big New Yorker.