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Old Chicago Sets Montana Pizza Record

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If you've ever thought about making the largest pizza in Montana, you're not alone.

Old Chicago made a pizza that's believed to be the largest pizza in Montana. If you're wondering about the size, it's a little bigger than a high school girl's volleyball net.

For Old Chicago Bar Manager, Phil Bridges the idea started about a month ago.

"We were just trying to think of something really fun to do for the Super Bowl. In the past we've done kind of like a tailgate party. We just... Travis and I just wanted to kind of switch it up, so we thought what can we do," Bridges said.

But, Bridges knew he couldn't do it alone, so he reached out to Kitchen Manager, Travis Wagner for help.

"You know, I am extremely excited. There's a lot of buzz about it in Billings. Way more than I ever thought," Wagner said.

Now, if you're a health nut, you know that the Super Bowl is not a day you want to diet on because this pizza alone has 35 pounds of mozzarella, and 13 pounds of pepperoni.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records the largest pizza ever made was in South Africa, around 122 feet. But, in this case their pizza was 11 feet by 3 feet, making that a Montana record.

"You see all of the big records in Africa, you know I'm sure everyone has seen those are football field size obviously we can't do that but we thought it'd be fun to at least make our own imprint in Montana and try it out," said Wagner.

Life is all about the details. In the heart of the pizza is an outline of the state of Montana. Then on the sides, they mimicked a football field (only in the pizza world) it's hamburger for Old Chicago.

"There's really no record of any jumbo pizza made in Montana, so I think we're actually starting a trend I guess you can say," Wagner said.

If you feel like your business want to participate, the team says they're always up for a challenge.

Now, if you're wondering about the leftovers, Bridges said that they don't want any of it to go to waste, which is they're planning on passing it out downtown to the homeless.

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