A 70,000-pound banana display in suburban Chicago hopes to break a Guinness World Record – NBC Chicago

Everything is back to normal on Wednesday mornings, except for that great big fruit display you may have seen outside the Jewel-Osco in Chicago’s western suburb of Westmont.

It’s called Banana Bonanza, and according to a press release, fruit and vegetable producer and distributor Fresh Del Monte and Jewel-Osco hope to break the Guinness World Record for “World’s Largest Fruit Display.”

The display, which took three days to build, contains thousands of bananas – worth more than £70,000 – fruit officials say.

The giant banana stall is located outside of Jewel-Osco at 4 East Ogden Ave. in Westmont. Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. a Guinness representative will be on site to check if the display sets a world record.

The current world record was set in Louisiana earlier this year.

After the event, bananas will be given away to customers and any leftover bananas will be donated to the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

According to the release, bananas are Jewel-Osco’s best-selling product, with production departments stocking more than 140,000 pounds of bananas per day.

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