The Original Pancake House: A Scrumptious Array of Pancake World Records

Pancakes are more than just a delicious breakfast staple. They’re also fun! It’s almost as easy to create pancake art with the batter as it is to make it. Maybe that’s why this easy breakfast treat is so popular among people looking for creative ways to set a world record.

The world’s largest pancake

Have you ever made a colossal pancake? You know, the kind of pancake that would probably lap over the edges of a turkey platter… If you could get it out of the pan! Sadly, it’s pretty hard to produce the world’s biggest pancake using an ordinary household griddle and flipper.

For those monster pancakes that can feed a town, pancake makers resort to specialized tools and pans. Like a 50′ steel pan, a tanker to pour the batter, and a pair of giant cranes to flip it. Yep, that’s what it took to make the monster that holds the Guinness world record for the largest pancake ever. This massive morsel was 49’3″ across, an inch thick, weighed 3 tons, and took hours to cook!

The Co-operative Union Ltd organized this amazing engineering feat in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England on August 13, 1994. Once it was finally done, it was divided into 15,000 portions and sold off to benefit local charities.

Other pancake world records

Surprisingly, the ‘world’s largest’ isn’t the only pancake listed as a Guinness World Record. People have gotten really creative at figuring out ways to elevate this humble breakfast staple into world record stardom.

The largest serving of pancakes

JSC MAKFA (a Russian flour company) set this record on February 25th, 2017 to celebrate Russian pancake week. An astonishing 12,716 pancakes were made from batter prepared the evening before. It took 16 professional chefs nearly 8 hours to set this record!

Tallest Stack of PancakesThe tallest stack of pancakes

Chefs James Haywood and Dave Nicholls made and stacked 213 pancakes to create a tapering tower that reached 3′ 4″ high. They completed their pancake tower on February 8th, 2016 in Rufford, Newark, England. Hope they had a few gallons of syrup on hand!

The longest line of pancakes

Kenwood Ltd lined up 429′ 3″ of pancakes at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London to set this record on February 25th, 2020. They even signed their name (in pancakes, of course!)

The highest pancake toss

The highest pancake toss took place right here in the States at the Walden Galleria Mall in Cheektowaga, New York, on November 13th, 2010. Dominic Cuzzacrea beat his previous record by 11’8″ with a mighty toss of 31′ 1″.

The most tosses of a pancake in one minute

Australian Brad Jolly managed an astounding 140 tosses at Martin Place in Sydney on February 21st, 2012.

Most people tossing pancakes

The University of Sheffield in Sheffield, England organized this event that took place on February 15th, 2012. A total of 930 people participated but 40 of them were disqualified because they either dropped their pancake or didn’t finish in time. That still leaves a respectable record of 890 pancake-tossing people.

Set your own record

You may not be quite ready for a world record, but you can certainly set a personal record for how many of our deliciously fluffy pancakes you can eat! Set it by the hour, day, week… We’ll happily help you meet your goal when you visit the Original Pancake House.

Hint: Use our Yelp waitlist to save your spot. There’s no use wasting valuable pancake-eating time waiting in line. Especially when you have a record to beat!

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