Wimbledon food facts and figures

¤HARROGATE, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Cakes and cream scones during afternoon tea for two at Bettys Tea Room, Harlow Carr on February 12, 2009 in Harrogate, England. The family owned company Taylors of Harrogate have been producing it's blends of teas and coffee since 1886 and serving it's products at the famous and traditional Bettys Tea Shops. Despite recent increases in the price of tea and the surge of coffee shops, the 'cuppa' is proving to be as popular as ever with bookings in Britain's discerning tea rooms being made weeks in advance. Consumption also increases during a recession as tea lovers take solace drinking tea. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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Wimbledon is the largest single annual sporting catering operation carried out in Europe.

About 1,800 catering staff are required to operate these catering outlets and the quantity of food and drink served by them during the fortnight is huge.

Text and figures courtesy of Wimbledon.com

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