Rulli's Italian Restaurant will attempt to make the world's largest calzone on Saturday

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By: Krystal Vivian
kvivian@elkharttruth.com

Saturday is sure to be a cheesy day in Middlebury.

Rulli’s Italian Restaurant is looking to break a Guinness World Record on Saturday, Aug. 9, when it attempts to make the world’s largest calzone at its Middlebury location.

The current record was set in 2003 by Mike Wilson and others at the Loveshack Restaurant in West Lafayette. That cheesy creation was 9 feet 4 inches long and 22 inches wide and weighed in just under 70 pounds.

Rulli’s hopes to smash that record by creating a calzone that will weigh in between 140 and 160 pounds, a press release from the restaurant stated. The ingredients will include 80 to 100 pounds of pizza dough, 5 gallons of pizza sauce, 25 pounds of pepperoni and 30 pounds of cheese.

The restaurant’s application for the record has been approved by Guinness World Records. An industry professional will supervise the attempt, which will also be video recorded from start to finish.

“We will begin creating the calzone under large tents at our outdoor patio and cooking it in [a] Middleby Marshall WOW oven provided by Middleby Marshall,” Sam Rulli, who owns the restaurant, said in the press release. “We will have indoor and outdoor seating available to all the attendees.”

The calzone is expected to be ready to cook by 11 a.m. Saturday and should be ready to serve at 12:15 p.m.

Tickets for the event are $5 each, with proceeds benefiting the Middlebury Boys and Girls Club.

Rulli’s Italian Restaurant is at 851 U.S. 20 in Middlebury.

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