Lawrence, Kansas, home to the University of Kansas, put itself on the map in a whole new way on April 21. Volunteers at the school prepared a record-breaking 4,689-pound plate of nachos with all the fixings–meat, beans and peppers–for attendees of the school’s annual Kansas Relays. The feat easily surpassed the previous record of 3,999 pounds of nachos, set by the Ninety Nine Restaurant in Billerica, Massachusetts in October 2011.
The Lawrence Journal-World reported that the undertaking was successful in spite of the obstacles that the 80-plus volunteers faced. A cooler went out early in the day, spoiling a large amount of the food.
Event organizers improvised, however, and over 70% of the 80-foot-long nacho trench was finished by noon. The cheesy snack was served to any Kansas Relays ticket-holders who kicked in a $1 donation or a canned food item, proceeds of which will benefit the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen. It’s probably healthier than eating the nachos.