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TNT breaks Guinness World Records for world's tallest pancake stack

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Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 08:00 pm
Pictured, from left:  Guinness World Records adjudicator Morgan Wilber, Ty Pennington, Chef Jeff Held and Chef Emeril Lagasse attend the TNT 'On The Menu' Times Square event. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/WireImage for Turner Networks)
Pictured, from left: Guinness World Records adjudicator Morgan Wilber, Ty Pennington, Chef Jeff Held and Chef Emeril Lagasse attend the TNT 'On The Menu' Times Square event. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/WireImage for Turner Networks)

To celebrate Friday's premiere of "On the Menu"

In celebration of tonight's premiere of the new cooking competition series "On the Menu," TNT has broken a Guinness World Records record for the world's tallest pancake stack.

Thursday in New York City's Times Square, TNT hosted a one-of-a-kind breakfast demo with "On the Menu's" chef Emeril Lagasse and host Ty Pennington. The epic pancake stack reached 87.4 cm (approximately 34.4 inches), surpassing the previous record of 87 cm.

"On the Menu" is slated to premiere tonight at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT.

"On the Menu" is the first cooking competition show ever to give viewers the chance to taste the winning dish after every episode. Each weekly competition will challenge a group of passionate home cooks to create a new signature dish for that week's featured restaurant. Eateries participating in "On the Menu" cover a wide range of cuisines, from traditional barbecue to modern fusion.

TNT's Times Square event kicked off with Emeril leading 300-plus home cooks as they created their own "On the Menu"-worthy pancake breakfast featuring Lagasse's new seasonal pancake recipe. The home cooks also enjoyed some of the chef's tips and tricks for preparing a hearty fall breakfast this harvest season. 

While Emeril was working with the home cooks, Pennington oversaw a team building the pancake tower for the attempt to break the record. An official Guinness World Records adjudicator was on-site to measure and certified the record upon completion.

Emeril said, "I've done a lot of things in my life, but I've never been part of breaking a Guinness World Records record. It was an awesome moment to share with my fans in Times Square. Thanks to TNT, to my 'On the Menu' co-host Ty Pennington, and to the folks at Guinness World Records for giving us the opportunity to make it into the record books."

"I've been blessed in my life to be on the right side of crazy for a lot of things, and today 's breaking of the Guinness World Records record with my pal Emeril Lagasse definitely ranks up there," Pennington said. "One of the really great things about food and our new TNT series 'On the Menu' is how the show brings people together, and that was evident in Times Square today when we got to cook with hundreds of food lovers from around the globe."

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