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Hy-Vee Now Holds GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title for Largest Serving of Pancakes

Hy-Vee chefs prepared 13,000 pancakes in just over 7 hours

June 24, 2021 | News & Press Releases

Today in Blue Springs, Missouri, Hy-Vee broke a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the largest serving of pancakes. The event marks the launch of the company’s new “Best Breakfast in America” menu. All 13,000 pancakes were donated to Harvesters – The Community Food Network, which is the regional food bank in the greater Kansas City area, and are expected to feed 6,500 individuals, or more than 1,600 families, in need across Missouri and Kansas.

The record was broken at the Blue Springs Hy-Vee where 18 Hy-Vee chefs prepared 13,000 pancakes in just over 7 hours. An adjudicator from Guinness World Records was present during the event and declared Hy-Vee as the new record title holder for largest serving of pancakes.

The record was officially broken when Hy-Vee employees flipped the 12,717th pancake; however, the team continued to cook and ended the event with 13,000 pancakes at 12:16 p.m. The previous record was 12,716 set in 2017 in Moscow, Russia

“What better way to celebrate the launch of our new breakfast menu than with a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title,” said Tina Potthoff, senior vice president of communications for Hy-Vee. “We are extremely appreciative of our amazing employees who helped make this event a success, and we are grateful for the partnership with Harvesters, which allows us to help feed those who are food insecure.”

For more information about Hy-Vee’s “Best Breakfast in America, visit


Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 280 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $11 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s more than 86,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit