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Benito's Hat team builds UK's biggest burrito

16 October 2013 by
Benito's Hat team builds UK's biggest burrito

Mexican restaurant chain Benito's Hat has broken the record for the UK's biggest burrito, building a 100ft version of the dish in London's King's Cross Square.

Twenty members of the Benito's Hat team, led by executive chef Felipe Fuentes Cruz, helped to make the burrito, part of an event to raise funds for humanitarian organisation Action Against Hunger on World Food Day.

It took over 10 hours to make and used 45kg of ingredients, including 150 tortillas, 17kg chicken, 8kg of fresh tomatoes, 5.5kg of tomatillos and 1kg of coriander.

Once finished, sections of the creation were served up to onlookers who made a suggested donation to Action Against Hunger.

Benito's Hat previously held the record for the UK's biggest burrito, with a 65ft creation made in 2011, a record which fell in 2012 when students in Bristol made a 77ft version.

Cruz said: "It was a real challenge but with the help of all the Benito's Hat team and the support from the crowd cheering us on we managed to break the record and raise lots of money for charity in the process!"

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