The year: 1994. The place: Rochdale, England. A tense crowd looked on as a pair of construction cranes flipped what would soon be named the world’s largest pancake. The final product stretched nearly 50 feet in diameter, weighed almost three tons, and was estimated to have 2 million calories. Though most diners can’t accommodate a flapjack that large, they do operate on a more-is-more policy—serving massive breakfast platters, and in the case of Chick & Ruth’s Delly in Annapolis, 6-pound milkshakes.
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