(Brookville, Ind.) – More than 1,600 pounds of chicken piled into a giant canoe has been deemed enough to set a new world record.
Jerry Short piles chicken into a
giant canoe to break a world
record last July.
The Guinness Book of World Records has certified that the massive chicken fry at Brookville’s Canoefest by the Canoefest Fryers Club last July 2 was the largest serving of fried chicken ever at 1,645 pounds. The previous record of over 1,200 pounds was help by a KFC restaurant in Kuwait.
“It was a waiting game, but we were excited to see the record come in,” said Jerry Short, organizer of the world record attempt.
Over 100 volunteer fryers began with about 2,700 pounds of legs, breasts and thighs which boiled down to the massive amount which was then fed to hundreds of Canoefest-goers.
“The whole town of Brookville and the Canoefest Fryers Club is thrilled to have this,” Short said.
A ceremony will be held Thursday, Dec. 16 at 5:00 p.m. at Brookville’s Pocket Park where Guinness officials will present the fryers club with a World Record Certificate. An after party will follow at Who Cares Bar on Main Street.
A film crew produced a documentary about the club’s record-breaking feat. It will be shown at the Brookville Theater this Friday at 5:30 p.m. There is no admission charge.
Guinness has not released information on an attempt to outdo Brookville the following August by KFC in Louisville, Ky. Short said he was not sure if that effort was being certified by Guinness.
Jerry Short and Jim Suhre are awarded
certification from Guinness Book of Records
for largest serving of fried chicken.
Regardless, Short vows that won’t matter long.
“We plan to break our record and KFC’s unofficial record in 2011,” he said.