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Wisconsin supermarket grills world-record brat

A family-owned grocery store in Prescott, Wis., celebrated its 100th anniversary on Saturday by grilling and serving up a 52-foot-2-inch bratwurst, the Pioneer Press reports. "I'm relieved. That's the most stressful brat I've ever cooked," owner Pat Ptacek said. The World Record Academy is expected to verify the record-breaker in a couple of days. According to the organization, the current record of 47 feet, 3 inches was set at a restaurant in Chicago last year.
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A family-owned grocery store in Prescott, Wis., celebrated its 100th anniversary on Saturday by grilling and serving up a 52-foot-2-inch bratwurst, the Pioneer Press reports. "I'm relieved. That's the most stressful brat I've ever cooked," owner Pat Ptacek said. The World Record Academy is expected to verify the record-breaker in a couple of days. According to the organization, the current record of 47 feet, 3 inches was set at a restaurant in Chicago last year.

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