- Associated Press - Thursday, July 17, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - This will be some dinner.

The Charlotte Observer reports (https://bit.ly/1nxVwsg) 10,450 members of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority will sit down at 1,000 tables to dine at Charlotte Convention Center on Thursday as part of their convention this week.

Seven conveyor belts are being used move plates as 80 kitchen staff serve 2,000 pounds of salad, 4,000 pounds of potatoes, 2,500 pounds of green beans, 2,500 pounds of chicken and 4,375 pounds of short ribs.

Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority CEO Tom Murray says the meal is double the size of any previous meal, and bigger than any meal served at the Democratic National Convention two years ago.

Alpha Kappa Alpha is the oldest Greek organization established by African-American wonen. It was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C., in 1908.

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Information from: The Charlotte Observer, https://www.charlotteobserver.com


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