Buca di Beppo
cooked up 13,786-pounds of spaghetti to fill a 15-foot bowl this weekend. The giant bowl, stationed in front of the main entrance of the restaurant, had six chefs overseeing a "bucket brigade."
As Mayor William Dalton of Garden Grove, California looked on as more than 100 gallons of marinara sauce was loaded onto the pasta.
Buca di Beppo passed the last world record holder for largest pasta bowl, Wataniya Restaurants-Sbarro. The Doha, Qatar restaurant's record on March 28, 2009 was a 9,767 pound bowl.
After breaking the record the pasta was donated and re-purposed by the local agricultural community.
On Monday, Buca di Beppo will be giving away free spaghetti to customers who buy pasta or an entree to commemorate their record. The eatery will also be matching each portion they give away with a donation of uncooked pasta to various homeless charities with a minimum donation of 10,000 lbs. of uncooked pasta.