The British Sandwich Association (BSA) is to attempt to break the World Record for the highest number of people simultaneously making a sandwich, in a five-minute time frame.

The record attempt will take place during British Sandwich Week next month (12-18 May), at Media City in Salford Quays, Manchester. The previous record saw 308 people come together to make sandwiches, and was set by restaurant chain Café Rouge, but the BSA is confident it can set a new record.

Jim Winship, director, BSA, said: “We were keen that the association should do something a little bit different during this year’s British Sandwich Week to follow up our 250th anniversary celebrations in 2012 and this world record attempt will give us a great opportunity to showcase everything that’s great about the sandwich industry.

“We are confident that we can beat the current record by a considerable margin and have already got hundreds of participants from amongst our membership signed up to come up to Salford to participate in the attempt and are also hoping to get lots of people from the local area to join us as well.”