Michigan Town Claims the World's Largest Delivery Pizza
The 72-inch pizza smashes the previous world record of a paltry 54 inches
In the video game world, fans are celebrating last week’s remastered re-release of PlayStation 2 classic Shadow of the Colossus—but when it comes to things that are very, very large, Michigan’s Mallie’s Sports Grill & Bar may have gamers beat.
That’s right: the restaurant (and bar) in Detroit-adjacent Southgate just dropped the biggest delivery pizza of all time, and at a warm 100 pounds, it is certainly worthy of the world record title. And while the extremely big food hall of fame is populated by many one-offs, this six-by-six-foot square pizza is one that you, yes you, can actually order.
Michigan news site MLive took a deep, photojournalistic dive into the cooking/construction process, which took place on the evening of February 14. First, a massive tray is covered in cornmeal and flour, to prepare for the 50-pound dough. A team of five chefs stretch and roll the dough for 20 minutes into the 72-inch square, then warm it in the oven for 15 minutes before saucing, in order to help keep it from getting soggy.
Then comes 35 pounds of sauce (a frightening phrase), 15 pounds of cheese and an unspecified amount of pepperoni that can probably be estimated as “so much.” After baking in a custom-built, shipping-crate-sized for two hours, the first test of the new pizza was ready and sent to the local fire department, which will presumably be eating it for the rest of eternity.
While Mallie’s is waiting to hear back from Guinness World Records before it’s official, the 72-inch pizza smashes the previous world record of a paltry 54 inches. But perhaps the most surprising number of all here is that the entire pizza only costs $300, with free delivery within a five-mile radius. Unless, for some reason you want extra cheese or meat toppings, which are $50, while veggie toppings are only $35. Just make sure to give 24 hours of notice when ordering, which probably also applies to the restaurant’s other record-holder, a nearly 1,800-lb. cheeseburger.
Quick facts about the pizza:
- • It measures 72 inches by 72 inches. That’s 6 feet by 6 feet.
- • The previous world record delivery pizza was 54 inches.
- • The pizza will be on the menu at $300. Extra cheese or meat toppings are $50 and veggie toppings are $35.
- • Mallie’s is offering free delivery within a five mile radius.