‘World’s Longest Taco’ Record-Breaking Attempt Measures 851 Feet

| April 23, 2014

On April 22, the Webster University attempt to break the Guinness World Record for “World’s Longest Taco Line” was a success, pending approval from Guinness World Records. Tuesday’s taco line measured 851 feet, breaking the old record of just over 654 feet long (about 1,460 tacos).

Webster University students, faculty and staff helped assemble the taco line on the Quad, in the shape of a giant "W."

Webster University students, faculty and staff helped assemble the taco line for the record-breaking attempt.

Celebrating Taco Tuesday!

Taco Tuesday: After the line, time to dine.

Under the direction of Campus Activities, Webster University students, faculty and staff helped assemble the taco line on the Quad, in the shape of a giant “W.”

Click here to view the time-elapsed video of the set-up. More photos of the event may be viewed at the Webster University Facebook page.

Several media outlets featured the taco line event, including Fox2 News and local NBC affiliate KSDK’s live broadcast of Show Me St. Louis.

The Campus Activities group planned the event since last fall, along with the University’s food service provider, Sodexo. The 851-foot long taco was made from 1,600 tortillas, 220 pounds of refried beans. Attendees feasted on the record-breaking tacos afterward, customizing their own tacos with 120 pounds of ground beef, 120 pounds of shredded cheese, 80 pounds of shredded lettuce and 16 gallons of salsa. Leftover food was donated to a local charity.

Breaking the Record

Guinness World Records has guidelines that must be followed, and paperwork filed, before the record can be confirmed. Additionally, the record breaking attempt must be witnessed by three people outside of Webster University. Webster Groves Mayor Gerry Welch, Jared Minnick of Minnick Surveying and alumna Candace Hall were on hand as official witnesses for the event.

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