Johnsonville recently grilled what may be the longest brat in the U.S. (unofficially) in celebration of Delaware North Sportservice’s 100th anniversary. Delaware North manages the general concessions, restaurants and catering operations at Lambeau Field. The epic event took place on Sunday, September 13 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Heath Barbato, Executive Chef at Delaware North Sportservice, collaborated with Johnsonville’s team of food scientists to create the giant sausage. Weighing in at 225 pounds and an astonishing length of 367 feet; the Johnsonville Original Brat recipe ran the entire length of the football field, including both end zones and then some. The brat produced approximately 750 servings for Delaware North’s anniversary celebration.
“Delaware North has been a great partner for us,” says Todd Pogorzelski, Executive Vice President, Johnsonville Sausage. “It was only natural for us to step in and help them ring in their 100th anniversary with this epic creation.”
The Johnsonville Original Brat recipe was grilled on a custom made grill from Badger Sheet Metal Works based in Green Bay, and consisted of 36 sections, each 10 feet long. Chef Heath served as lead grillmaster along with Johnsonville’s meat scientist, Jonathan Pleitner.
For more information on this event or any of Johnsonville’s sausage brands, visit www.johnsonville.com.