The big cheesy: Longest pizza record set in Fort Pierce

According to a news report from, “Police blocked South 35th Street as a helicopter hovered above. Crowds of people craned their necks to get a better look. This was history, after all. A world record.”

“A line of pizzas stretching the length of two football fields, from end zone to end zone,” said the story.”Excellent!” Scott Van Duzer exclaimed, as St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara announced the final measurement Saturday: 722 feet, 1 inch. “I didn’t start for nothing,” said Van Duzer, owner of the Big Apple Pizza and Pasta on South 35th Street and the man behind the record.”

“Van Duzer said he was looking for a way to build support for his fledgling Van Duzer Foundation, which provides money to local families hit by tragedy. So he searched pizza-related records at the Guinness World Records Web site about four weeks ago and found the category of “longest line of pizzas. “There was no doubt we’d beat it,” Van Duzer, 41, said of the previous record of 611 feet, 2 inches, which was set in 2006 in Treviso, Italy. “It was just a matter of how much.” About a dozen people helped make the pizzas in the middle of the night, starting three days before Saturday’s event, Van Duzer said. They went through 500 pounds of flour, 250 pounds of mozzarella and 30 gallons of pizza sauce for the 722 pizzas, which were given away after the official measurement,” according to the article. “Van Duzer asked the public for donations for his foundation, which will give part of Saturday’s proceeds to Allen Civita, the St. Lucie County firefighter who lost his Palm Bay home last week to wildfires.”

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