On Saturday, May 26 Moontower Pizza Bar will host an official Guinness Book of World Record attempt for the “largest commercially available pizza.” The event is free and will be open to the public.
Moontower Pizza Bar owners, Amber and Paul Rouse, are confident they can beat the current record of 2,899 square inches of pizza. Their version, “The Bus,” comes in at 3,072 square inches, an enormous 32 inches by 8 feet. The pizza also includes 25 pounds of ingredients and can feed approximately 50 people.
Moontower Pizza Bar is located at 137 S. Wilson Street in Old Town Burleson, the city’s thriving downtown entertainment district.
“The Bus” as it is listed on the menu, is not their only colossal offering. “We found that our 30” pizza was such a hit with families that the only natural next step was to beat the world record,” Amber and Paul said on the reasoning for their attempt.
Per Guinness requirements, the pizza must be available on the restaurant’s regular menu. “The Bus” is available for dine-in, carry-out or delivery. Diners must order 48 hours in advance for cook staff to prepare the dough. It takes 30 minutes to assemble the pizza and just under 30 minutes to roll through the oven.
“We are excited for Moontower Pizza Bar as they attempt the world record,” said Burleson Mayor Ken Shetter. “It is this kind of passion and enthusiasm from our local business owners that make Burleson unique. We encourage Burleson businesses to 'bet big on Burleson' and Moontower has taken our advice literally!”
Guinness officials will be onsite for the attempt event, which begins at 1 p.m., to oversee the preparation and cooking of the pizza. The official measurement and presentation of the award is set for 3 p.m. Live music and other activities are also scheduled. Another requirement of Guinness is that the attempt pizza must be free and not thrown away. So that means that visitors at the event will be treated to free pizza, while supplies last after the judging.