Lengthy pizza delivers funds for embattled Australian firefighters

Reuters

Posted at Jan 22 2020 12:27 PM

People look on as a 100-meter long Margherita pizza sits on a table before receiving its final toppings, which was prepared by Pellegrini's Italian restaurant in their attempt to set a new record for Australia's longest pizza as part of a charity event to raise funds for the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, in Sydney, Australia, Jan. 19, 2020, in this still image from video obtained via social media. @issac_eatsalot, Instagram/Reuters

SYDNEY—An Italian restaurant in Australia has made a 103-meter (338 foot) Margherita pizza to raise funds for firefighters battling bushfires.

The pizza was rolled out in rectangular, meter-long pieces of dough, pieced together and covered with tomato sauce and mozzarella, before being baked using a conveyor oven.

It was then liberally seasoned with basil leaves, oregano and olive oil.

The effort took about 4 hours, according to Pellegrini's restaurant, and yielded 4,000 slices.

The proceeds went to the New South Wales Rural Fire service.

A video of the pizza being made has gone viral on social media with lots of users marveling at its size.

The restaurant is now holding a contest to guess how many kilograms of flour went into making the pizza.