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Dispute over world's longest brat in northwest Wisconsin


PRESCOTT, WI (WTAQ) - Who made the world’s longest bratwurst?

There’s a dispute over that question in northwest Wisconsin.

Last Saturday, Ptacek’s IGA in Prescott cooked up a sausage just over 52 feet long – and the owners arranged to break the World Record Academy’s mark of 47 feet set a year ago by a restaurant in Chicago.

The event had lots of media coverage. But reporters soon began hearing from folks at Dallas in Barron County. They’ve cooked a brat over twice as long for the past 4 years with little media publicity, and no effort to register it as a world record.

Last Saturday, a 135 foot brat was cooked and served at the Dallas Oktoberfest – the same day as the Prescott event.

Ann Lee said she looked into registering the Dallas brat as a world record, but it cost too much.

Pat Ptacek was also upset at having to pay $1,900 to register his brat with the World Record Academy – but he felt the accomplishment needed to be recorded, so he paid.

Also, the folks in Dallas don’t use a bun – and Ptacek understood that the record brat would need a bun, so arranged to have one made.