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A Restaurant Is Serving An 8,000 Calorie Metre-Long Pizza

A Restaurant Is Serving An 8,000 Calorie Metre-Long Pizza

Pizza lovers, your dreams have just come true...

A deli is West Yorkshire is offering up a gigantic 8,000 calorie pizza measuring one metre long. Reckon you could take on the challenge?!

Christian Lawlor, 36, was inspired to create the whopper after a trip to Rome where he enjoyed rectangular pizzas with an array of different toppings.

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Christian decided to bring a bit of Italy home with him, and introduced the £40 pizza to his deli in Wakefield.

It's usually shared between six people, but has also been tackled by competitive eaters who have actually tried to demolish the 3.3 ft-long pizza up in one sitting.

It's perfect if you're regularly torn over which toppings to go for, with pizza lovers able to opt for a range of different flavours.

The epic pizza is one-metre long (Credit: SWNS)
The epic pizza is one-metre long (Credit: SWNS)
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Christian said: "It takes just a few minutes from start to finish to make - but a whole lot longer to finish.

"We had a professional eater come in and try to finish it but he couldn't manage - and he's eaten some massive meals in his lifetime.

"I've certainly never seen a pizza so big in my lifetime and neither did the professional who came for the challenge.

"I couldn't even begin to think about eating all of that pizza, and I consider myself a big pizza eater."

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Could you eat this to yourself?! (Credit: SWNS)
Could you eat this to yourself?! (Credit: SWNS)

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It's not exactly representative of a balanced diet, with the pizza racking up several days worth of the average calorie intake in one sitting.

The dad-of-two added: "It's great because we put different toppings on it so you can have your favourite toppings or a mix of different ones to try new things.

"Rocket, Italian sausage, onions, classic Margarita. Anything you want.

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"We just love pizza and we're big pizza eaters, so when we got the deli I wanted to sell pizza as well.

"There are few joys in life like enjoying a nice drink and a slice."

The pizzas are baked in a stone deck oven, cranked up to 320 degrees for just 90 seconds before the doughy feast is ready.

Getting it in the oven is a two man job (Credit: SWNS)
Getting it in the oven is a two man job (Credit: SWNS)
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And honestly, if the images are anything to go by we reckon it must take a team of people to get one of these bad boys in the oven!

"We got the inspiration to make it after a trip to Rome where they cook massive rectangular pizzas and you buy a slice by weight," Christian continued.

"I loved being out drinking Frascati and enjoying pizza and I wanted to bring that back to the UK.

"I thought it would be nice to get a really long one and get people to share it - as food is a social event in Italian culture. It's messy, it's fun, and most importantly, it's delicious."

Christian is now considering opening up a metre-long pizza challenge when they reopen, with the pizza free of charge for anyone who can complete the task.

We best start eating extra large portions in prep for this... bring it on.

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: Tasty Food, Food And Drink, food news, Pizza

Lucy Devine

Lucy is a journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a master's degree in journalism, she has worked in both print and online and is particularly interested in fashion, food, health and women's issues. Northerner, coffee addict, says hun a lot. Get in touch at [email protected]