Syria Boasts World's Largest Restaurant

Damascus Gate can seat 6,014 diners at once
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2008 6:22 PM CDT
Try dishing out a bowl of hummus every 2 seconds.   (Flickr)

(Newser) – If you're in the mood for an intimate dinner with 6,013 of your closest friends, the folks at Guinness World Records have just the place. They've crowned the Damascus Gate in Syria the world's biggest restaurant, the BBC reports. It helps to have 1,800 waiters and a kitchen that runs more like a small factory, capable of dishing out a bowl of hummus every 2 seconds.

"The secret of feeding so many people is to divide up the restaurant into smaller sections,  and every person in the restaurant has their own task to fulfill," said the manager.