Food Network Focuses on McKinney

By Elvira Sakmari
|  Friday, Apr 22, 2011  |  Updated 3:17 PM CDT
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Pantry's 5-Foot Chocolate Cream Pie

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The Pantry restaurant in Historic Downtown McKinney recreated one of their signature pies in a giant way for the Food Network.

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The Food Network's program Outrageous Food features a five-foot version of The Pantry's chocolate cream pie Friday night at 9 p.m.

The Pantry restaurant in Historic Downtown McKinney recreated one of their signature pies in a giant way for the Food Network.

The chocolate cream pie featured on the show is not only five feet in diameter it also weighed in at more than 350 lbs.

"When The Pantry was given the opportunity to be featured on the Food Network show, Outrageous Food, we were thrilled," said The Pantry's Andy Cope, in a news release. "We worked to make, not only an outrageous pie, but an extremely tasty pie in true Pantry tradition. Now we're excited for the community, our customers and the entire nation to see the final result."

The McKinney Police and Fire Departments and members of the U.S. Military joined Outrageous Food host Tom Pizzica for scrumptious segment.

Also featured during the episode, a two-foot Philly cheesesteak from, where else -- Philadelphia, and a 6-pound taco salad from Colorado.

If you miss the episode Friday night at 9 p.m., it'll air again at midnight, and on May 1 at 5:30 p.m.

More: Food Network's Outrageous Food, The Pantry Restaurant

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