Back in 2015, The Huffington Post partnered with Los Angeles’ Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria for a Valentine’s Day goal of creating the largest heart-shaped pizza ever. While the Guinness World Records claims the pizzeria already made the “largest pizza commercially available,” the team ended up gifting pizza lovers a heart-shaped pizza stretching about 47 inches wide.
This year, the restaurant reached out to HuffPost about attempting the feat again, this time with a plan to make the pizza even bigger ― 54 inches across.
As a publication that has a whole page dedicated to the subject of pizza, such an accomplishment couldn’t go unreported.
The first time around, the Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria donated their pizza to the ER Team at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Arthur Mkrtchyan of BMPP told HuffPost that for this year’s pizza, the restaurant ended up “delivering to Children’s Hospital nurses, thanking them for their care and love they provide.” Specifically, the pizza went to the Child Life program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, which specializes in improving the quality of life for both patients and their families as they deal with the stress of illness and hospitalization.
Ever since the creation of the original pizza a couple years ago, multiple chains such as Papa John’s and Pizza Hut have started offering their own heart-shaped pizzas. Of course, those are nowhere near as big as BMPP’s heart.