Tuesday, June 10, 2008

World's biggest restaurant

A Damascus restaurant enters the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest eaterie of its kind.

With seating for 6,012 people the Damascus Gate steals the title from the "Mang Gorn Luang" or "Royal Dragon" in Thailand, by just over a thousand covers. During the busy summer period the restaurant can employ more than 1,700 staff. One chef alone can produce up to 30 helpings of any popular dish in one minute - that's one bowl every two seconds.

"It is a big push for tourism in the Syrian Arab Republic and we hope for more achievements. We offer this international success to Damascus, the Arab capital of culture," says General Manager Mohannad Al-Sammant.

There is however no alcohol served.

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