September 8, 2021

Experience AZ

Macayo’s will attempt world record for longest chimichanga

Macayo’s is celebrating its 75th anniversary milestone with a three-day extravaganza Friday, September 24 through Sunday, September 26 (the brand’s actual anniversary date) featuring specials, events and entertainment — and one massive challenge. Macayo’s team members will attempt to achieve the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the longest chimichanga at the Ahwatukee location, 12637 South 48th Street, on Saturday, September 25 at 10:00 a.m.

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“We’re extremely proud to be the original developer of the world’s first chimichanga — and to have it become our signature dish. In fact, since it was first created, we’ve proudly served five million chimichangas,” says Nava Singam, owner of Kind Hospitality, which owns and operates Macayo’s. “During our 75th anniversary, which in part celebrates this delicious creation, we intend to make yet another historical event by attempting to earn the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the longest chimichanga.”

Macayo’s loyal supporters are invited to the Ahwatukee location to cheer Macayo’s team members on as they attempt to set this record. Using their beloved scratch-made ingredients to build this behemoth deep-friend burrito, Macayo’s aims to build a 25-foot-long version of their signature chimichanga complete with massive amounts of flour tortillas, shredded chicken, refried beans, signature spices, sauce and cheese. That’s 3,750 percent longer than Macayo’s regular version! 

For complete 75th anniversary weekend schedule, activities and more, visit; for more about Macayo’s, visit