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Thunder Valley Casino Resort to Break Apple Pie Eating World Record @ Thunder Valley Casino Resort Main Stage (inside the casino)
May 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Thunder Valley Casino Resort to Break Apple Pie Eating World Record at Grand Opening of All-New Buffet!

WHAT:Thunder Valley Casino Resort will kick off its 10-year anniversary celebration and grand opening of its all-new Buffet with an attempt to break the apple pie eating world record. Professional eater Jamie “The Bear” McDonald will attempt to break the apple pie eating world record on Monday, May 20 at 8:30 a.m. on the casino’s main stage.

“Everyone knows that our apple pies are the best in the world and The Buffet at Thunder Valley is second to none,” said Dawn Clayton, General Manager at Thunder Valley Casino Resort. “We are celebrating our 10 year anniversary in a variety of different ways throughout the property all summer long, but nothing is bigger than setting a world record. We are excited to soon be the official home of the  apple pie eating world record.”

The current apple pie eating world record was set in 2011 at the Lower East Side Apple Day National Apple Pie Eating Championship. The current apple pie eating world record stands at 5 pounds 8 ounces in 6 minutes.

In order to break the apple pie eating world record, chefs at Thunder Valley spent several days testing different pie dimensions and discussing alternative crust-to-filling proportions. Ultimately, a single 10-pound pie baked on a special custom pie tin and prepared extra deep was decided on. Several additional pies will be on hand in case more than 10 pounds of apple pie is consumed during the 6-minute contest.

Apple-pie-eating-world-recordThunder Valley Casino Resort partnered with All Pro Eating to sanction the record attempt. Guinness no longer recognizes food consumption records.

The event is open to the public and is sure to be a once in a lifetime experience. Each guest who attends will receive a FREE piece of apple pie.

Thunder Valley Casino Resort recently completed a $3.6 million remodel of its 500-seat buffet. Guests can enjoy several live-action cooking stations including a brick oven and state-of-the-art stainless steel equipment throughout the buffet.

Check out Thunder Valley Casino Resort’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thundervalley for free apple pie giveaways all month long.

WHEN: Monday, May 20 8:30 a.m.
WHERE: Thunder Valley Casino Resort Main Stage inside the casino
1200 Athens Avenue
Lincoln, CA 95648
WHO: All individuals will be available all morning for interviews

Jamie “The Bear” McDonald

Professional eater attempting the world apple pie eating record. Jamie was champion of Wing Bowl 21 and currently holds numerous world records including Hamburger, Fried Mushroom, Peach Fried Pie and Oktoberfest Bratwurst eating.

Dawn Clayton – General Manager, Thunder Valley Casino Resort
Stephen Smith – Executive Pastry Chef, Thunder Valley Casino Resort

Doug Elmets
(916) 329-9180