On Saturday, September 25, amid its 75th anniversary celebration, Macayo’s Mexican Food team members completed a massive feat — building a more than 25-foot-long chimichanga live in front of spectators to achieve the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the Longest Chimichanga.
“Our team really stepped up to the plate to complete this challenge and to help us become the first to officially hold the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the Longest Chimichanga,” says Nava Singam, owner of Kind Hospitality, which owns and operates Macayo’s. “To have this event serve as part of our 75th anniversary weekend, with so many of our loyal Macayo’s customers, who have become like family, there to support us and cheer us on was really something to behold. We are happy to have been able to share this experience with them.”
The building process began with the development of a 30-foot custom-made deep fryer that could even accommodate such a massive meal. Days prior to the actual GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title attempt event, Macayo’s team members were busy prepping the ingredients for the chimichanga, which included 500 pounds of shredded chicken, 250 pounds of refried beans, 250 pounds of Mexican rice, more than 400 tortillas, 21 gallons of relleno sauce, 25 pounds of sour cream, 30 pounds of cheese and seven pounds of Pico de Gallo. The behemoth chimichanga was deep fried in 700 gallons of oil and required two rounds of frying for a total of 25 minutes, and then served to guests of the event.
A team of 25 Macayo’s team members worked to build the chimichanga during the attempt, which took approximately six hours to build and complete. The final result was a 25-foot, seven-inch long and 20-inch wide chimichanga, making Macayo’s the inaugural and official record holder for the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for Longest Chimichanga ever built.