Before yesterday most people probably did not know that there was a Guinness World Record for “most people making sandwiches simultaneously,” but there was, and yesterday more than 1,400 Subway franchisees and sandwich artists broke it.
There are a lot of records to be won for achievements like “biggest sandwich,” or “most expensive sandwich,” but this prize was taken by just having a whole lot of people all making normal-sized sandwiches all at the same time.
According to Yahoo News, the event occurred Saturday, August 1, at Subway’s annual convention in Las Vegas. To clinch the victory, 1,481 Subway employees and franchisees started making turkey sandwiches and were able to handily thrash the previous record by more than 100 sandwich artists. The previous record had been set in February, 2014, in Dallas by 1,363 people working for the TangoTab dining discount company. Before that, Subway actually held the record in August, 2012, when it only took 254 sandwiches to break the record. 2012 was a simpler time.
All the Subway sandwiches were reportedly turkey subs with lettuce and tomato. After the record was won, all the Subway sandwiches were donated to the Salvation Army.