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World's Largest BLT attempt at Iron Barley Restaurant, August 14, 2011. (KMOX/Brad Choat)

World’s Largest BLT attempt at Iron Barley Restaurant, August 14, 2011. (KMOX/Brad Choat)

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A south St. Louis restaurant is hoping to land a spot in the Guiness Book of World Records — for the largest BLT sandwich.

As part of its “Tomato Fest” on Sunday, Iron Barley owner Tom Coghill and others assembled a 224 foot x 17 inch palate-pleaser.

Coghill says, “We used 600 pounds of bacon, 440 pounds of bread, 550 pounds of tomatoes, 220 heads of iceberg lettuce, 110 pounds of butter, and 60 gallons of mayonnaise.”

Coghill figures his group blew away the previous world record BLT that measured 209 foot x 6 inches.

The Iron Barley “Tomato Fest” was a fundraiser to help build a special needs home for a war veteran, Marine Corporal Todd Nicely, who lost his arms and legs to a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.  

It also raised money for the Lift for Life Gym. Susan Kelter is that facility’s spokeswoman, “You always hear the bad news about kids in this town, and not the good news about kids making good choices after school. That’s what Lift For Life is all about, making good choices.”

Kelter says they provide fitness programs, arts & crafts, music, and dinner to inner-city youths.

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