PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The owner of a South Philadelphia cafe celebrated his birthday by bringing people together to break a world record.
Rene Kobeitri, the owner of Rim Cafe, invited local chefs to help create a record-breaking cheesesteak.
They ended up with a 510-foot long cheesesteak, beating the previous record of 480 feet.
"This year I decided to make it big because I love America, and when you love America, you only have to go big," said Kobeitri of his birthday party.
Chopper 6 flew over the enormous sandwich along South 9th Street. It spanned three city blocks from Wharton Street to Washington Avenue.