On Heritage Day, Hungry Lion set a new Guinness World Record for the largest serving of fried chicken, handing out over 1.6 tons free chicken to Mitchells Plain residents from a mega sized, 4-metre version of its Pride Bucket, which was specially produced for the attempt.
Residents received 13,644 free pieces of king sized chicken with a free Coca-Cola. This broke the current record of 1,076 kg by the Qatar Food Company at the Karaage Festival in Japan.
While queuing at Liberty Promenade Mall, crowds were entertained by the popular Shoprite TopStars singers, a compilation of 12 top singers from the competitions' eight year history. The group of singers recently released their All-stars CD and performed from the Coca-Cola mobile concert rig erected at the event.
Guinness Book of Records will officially verify the world record and, according to its requirements, two independent auditors were present to ensure the record was true to the submission requirements stipulated.