LAPORTE – A LaPorte restaurant has gone where few eateries have gone before.
Spire Farm-to-Fork Cuisine on Sunday set a new world record for the longest BLT sandwich ever built.
“It’s just for fun and all about helping those less fortunate,” said Spire Farm-to-Fork Cuisine owner Brad Hindsley. “Bacon holds a special place in our hearts, so we (celebrated) Bacon Week Feb. 4-10 with an entire menu centered on bacon.”
The business is using the opportunity to help out a few local charities: The LaPorte Salvation Army, the New Day Foundation, and the Lindsey O’Brien Kesling Wishing Tree Foundation.
They built a BLT estimated at 350 feet long, using the restaurant’s famous candied bacon, tomato jam, garlic aioli and fresh greens piled high on freshly-made bread.
Spire Farm-to-Fork Cuisine is strategically located in the heartland of America. Indiana ranks second in the nation for tomato production, fourth in egg production and fifth in hog production.
"So we have the winning edge," Hindsley said. "The farm fresh ingredients we need to make the longest and the best tasting BLT are just outside our doors. We can't miss!"
Being located close to the farm is very important for Spire Farm-to-Fork Cuisine because the giant BLT, like everything Hindsley makes was made from scratch, using products only sourced from farms within a 250-mile radius of the kitchen.