World record attempt for the longest line of fresh tacos set to take place in Monaghan 4 months ago

World record attempt for the longest line of fresh tacos set to take place in Monaghan

Monaghan isn't known for a strong association with tacos, but that’s all about to change.

A street food company in Monaghan will attempt to break a long-standing Guinness World record next weekend, all in the name of mental health awareness.

The current record of 2,017 tacos in a line was set by TexMex food corporation Old El Paso, but some plucky desperados from Blasta Street Kitchen reckon they can beat it and will raise some much-needed funds for youth mental health charity Jigsaw while they’re at it.

Blasta Street Kitchen have promoted the importance of positive mental health at a number of small events and talks locally in the past and this time they’re hoping to bring it to a whole new level.

“We’ve always been fans of the work Jigsaw are doing around youth mental health, and we were wondering what we could do to try and break the stigma around such issues,” Blasta Street Kitchen’s co-founder Seán McCleary said.

“What better way than to bring people together to break both bread and records, in a party atmosphere?”

The attempt has been set for Saturday, 29 June at St. Peter’s Lake in Monaghan Town, where, between 4-6pm, Blasta’s award-winning food truck will be lining up 2,100 tacos for the crowd to get stuck into.

“We’ve been really lucky to have some great sponsors on board, to make sure we can put on a great afternoon of entertainment, food, and relaxed chat about the importance of mental health to people of all ages, and if people want to throw a few quid into the buckets going around, all proceeds will be going to Jigsaw,” Blasta Street Kitchen’s co-founder Nikita McCrory added.

There will be live entertainment, food, a DJ and special guests in the form of the adjudicators for the record attempt, so people are advised to arrive at the event early to make sure of a great day out, all for a great cause.

Members of the public can also donate to the cause via a gofundme page here.

Jigsaw, The National Centre for Youth Mental Health, was founded in 2006 by Dr. Tony Bates, to change how Ireland thinks about and supports young people’s mental health through three main programmes of Research, Engagement and Jigsaw Services.

To date they have helped support the mental health and wellbeing of over 25,400 young people across Ireland. You can find out more about their work here.

Main image via Facebook/@Blastastreetkitchen