WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (KWWL) -- On Thursday, June 25, a Hy-Vee Missouri location prepared 13,000 pancakes within approximately seven hours to donate to feed families in need.
An adjudicator from Guinness World Records was present during the event and declared Hy-Vee as the new record title holder for largest serving of pancakes. The record was officially broken when Hy-Vee employees flipped the 12,717th pancake; however, the team continued to cook and ended the event with 13,000 pancakes at 12:16 p.m.
All 13,000 pancakes were donated to Harvesters – The Community Food Network, which is the regional food bank in the greater Kansas City area, and are expected to feed 6,500 individuals, or more than 1,600 families, in need across Missouri and Kansas.
The record was broken at the Blue Springs, Missouri Hy-Vee where 18 Hy-Vee chefs prepared 13,000 pancakes in just over seven hours.
The previous record was 12,716 set in 2017 in Moscow, Russia.
“We are extremely appreciative of our amazing employees who helped make this event a success, and we are grateful for the partnership with
Harvesters, which allows us to help feed those who are food insecure,” Tina Potthoff, Senior Vice President of Communications, said.
The event marks the launch of the company’s new “Best Breakfast in America” menu. For more information about Hy-Vee’s “Best Breakfast in America, CLICK HERE.