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40,000 Spectators Gather for Nathan’s Famous '100th Anniversary' Hot Dog Eating Contest

40,000 Spectators Gather for Nathan’s Famous '100th Anniversary' Hot Dog Eating Contest

Yesterday, July 4, Nathan’s Famous hosted what may or may not have been its 100th annual International Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island, where the original Nathan’s Famous is located. (Though a story has long circulated that four men held the first such competition at Nathan's in 1916, legendary p.r. man Mortimer Matz told the New York Times in 2010 that he and his associates had made the tale up. The earliest evidence of such a contest dates only from 1972.)

The event attracted an estimated 40,000 spectators, consisting of regulars and first-timers alike, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Eight-time contest winner Joey Chestnut from San Jose, California, snagged a ninth win after consuming 70 hot dogs in 10 minutes, a personal goal for Chestnut. He had won the competition for eight straight years before losing to Matt Stonie by a mere two hot dogs last year.

Chestnut says, “I went back and lost some weight, got healthier. I worked on my capacity, grew a little beard, and came back and won.”

This year, Chestnut beat out his closest competitor, Stonie, by 17 hot dogs. In June, at a qualifying event in Washington, D.C., Chestnut had earlier set a world record, eating 73.5 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, reports SB Nation.

On the women’s side, Miki Sudo of Las Vegas took home first place for the third straight year, eating 38.5 hot dogs.

Sudo and Chestnut each go home with a $10,000 prize, according to USA Today.

See how Nathan’s hot dogs fared on our roundup of America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs.


120-Yard Bratwurst Sets Record at Lambeau Field

The World’s Longest Bratwurst measured out to be 120 yards long on Sunday at Lambeau Field, according to the WBAY report of the event. What would motivate someone to make and grill a brat this long? Delware North, the concessions company at Lambeau Field, is celebrating their 100th Anniversary this year. Inspired by the length of Lambeau Field, Delaware North challenged Johnsonville to create a brat the length of a football field. Teaming up with a variety of sponsors including GLK Foods, they set the world record.

The event took place Sunday, Sept. 13 at Lambeau before the Green Bay Packers opened the regular season at Soldier Field against the Chicago Bears. Spectators and volunteers gathered for this extraordinary tailgate and witnessed food history being made. Not only was there a custom-built grill and plenty of brat to go around, the event also raised more than $40,000 for local causes including the Green Bay Humane Society, Boys and Girls Club, Back to School Store, New Community Shelter and the Golden House.

Story featured on WBAY by Andrea Hay on Sept 13. 2015. Picture credit: WBAY.


120-Yard Bratwurst Sets Record at Lambeau Field

The World’s Longest Bratwurst measured out to be 120 yards long on Sunday at Lambeau Field, according to the WBAY report of the event. What would motivate someone to make and grill a brat this long? Delware North, the concessions company at Lambeau Field, is celebrating their 100th Anniversary this year. Inspired by the length of Lambeau Field, Delaware North challenged Johnsonville to create a brat the length of a football field. Teaming up with a variety of sponsors including GLK Foods, they set the world record.

The event took place Sunday, Sept. 13 at Lambeau before the Green Bay Packers opened the regular season at Soldier Field against the Chicago Bears. Spectators and volunteers gathered for this extraordinary tailgate and witnessed food history being made. Not only was there a custom-built grill and plenty of brat to go around, the event also raised more than $40,000 for local causes including the Green Bay Humane Society, Boys and Girls Club, Back to School Store, New Community Shelter and the Golden House.

Story featured on WBAY by Andrea Hay on Sept 13. 2015. Picture credit: WBAY.


120-Yard Bratwurst Sets Record at Lambeau Field

The World’s Longest Bratwurst measured out to be 120 yards long on Sunday at Lambeau Field, according to the WBAY report of the event. What would motivate someone to make and grill a brat this long? Delware North, the concessions company at Lambeau Field, is celebrating their 100th Anniversary this year. Inspired by the length of Lambeau Field, Delaware North challenged Johnsonville to create a brat the length of a football field. Teaming up with a variety of sponsors including GLK Foods, they set the world record.

The event took place Sunday, Sept. 13 at Lambeau before the Green Bay Packers opened the regular season at Soldier Field against the Chicago Bears. Spectators and volunteers gathered for this extraordinary tailgate and witnessed food history being made. Not only was there a custom-built grill and plenty of brat to go around, the event also raised more than $40,000 for local causes including the Green Bay Humane Society, Boys and Girls Club, Back to School Store, New Community Shelter and the Golden House.

Story featured on WBAY by Andrea Hay on Sept 13. 2015. Picture credit: WBAY.


120-Yard Bratwurst Sets Record at Lambeau Field

The World’s Longest Bratwurst measured out to be 120 yards long on Sunday at Lambeau Field, according to the WBAY report of the event. What would motivate someone to make and grill a brat this long? Delware North, the concessions company at Lambeau Field, is celebrating their 100th Anniversary this year. Inspired by the length of Lambeau Field, Delaware North challenged Johnsonville to create a brat the length of a football field. Teaming up with a variety of sponsors including GLK Foods, they set the world record.

The event took place Sunday, Sept. 13 at Lambeau before the Green Bay Packers opened the regular season at Soldier Field against the Chicago Bears. Spectators and volunteers gathered for this extraordinary tailgate and witnessed food history being made. Not only was there a custom-built grill and plenty of brat to go around, the event also raised more than $40,000 for local causes including the Green Bay Humane Society, Boys and Girls Club, Back to School Store, New Community Shelter and the Golden House.

Story featured on WBAY by Andrea Hay on Sept 13. 2015. Picture credit: WBAY.


120-Yard Bratwurst Sets Record at Lambeau Field

The World’s Longest Bratwurst measured out to be 120 yards long on Sunday at Lambeau Field, according to the WBAY report of the event. What would motivate someone to make and grill a brat this long? Delware North, the concessions company at Lambeau Field, is celebrating their 100th Anniversary this year. Inspired by the length of Lambeau Field, Delaware North challenged Johnsonville to create a brat the length of a football field. Teaming up with a variety of sponsors including GLK Foods, they set the world record.

The event took place Sunday, Sept. 13 at Lambeau before the Green Bay Packers opened the regular season at Soldier Field against the Chicago Bears. Spectators and volunteers gathered for this extraordinary tailgate and witnessed food history being made. Not only was there a custom-built grill and plenty of brat to go around, the event also raised more than $40,000 for local causes including the Green Bay Humane Society, Boys and Girls Club, Back to School Store, New Community Shelter and the Golden House.

Story featured on WBAY by Andrea Hay on Sept 13. 2015. Picture credit: WBAY.


120-Yard Bratwurst Sets Record at Lambeau Field

The World’s Longest Bratwurst measured out to be 120 yards long on Sunday at Lambeau Field, according to the WBAY report of the event. What would motivate someone to make and grill a brat this long? Delware North, the concessions company at Lambeau Field, is celebrating their 100th Anniversary this year. Inspired by the length of Lambeau Field, Delaware North challenged Johnsonville to create a brat the length of a football field. Teaming up with a variety of sponsors including GLK Foods, they set the world record.

The event took place Sunday, Sept. 13 at Lambeau before the Green Bay Packers opened the regular season at Soldier Field against the Chicago Bears. Spectators and volunteers gathered for this extraordinary tailgate and witnessed food history being made. Not only was there a custom-built grill and plenty of brat to go around, the event also raised more than $40,000 for local causes including the Green Bay Humane Society, Boys and Girls Club, Back to School Store, New Community Shelter and the Golden House.

Story featured on WBAY by Andrea Hay on Sept 13. 2015. Picture credit: WBAY.


120-Yard Bratwurst Sets Record at Lambeau Field

The World’s Longest Bratwurst measured out to be 120 yards long on Sunday at Lambeau Field, according to the WBAY report of the event. What would motivate someone to make and grill a brat this long? Delware North, the concessions company at Lambeau Field, is celebrating their 100th Anniversary this year. Inspired by the length of Lambeau Field, Delaware North challenged Johnsonville to create a brat the length of a football field. Teaming up with a variety of sponsors including GLK Foods, they set the world record.

The event took place Sunday, Sept. 13 at Lambeau before the Green Bay Packers opened the regular season at Soldier Field against the Chicago Bears. Spectators and volunteers gathered for this extraordinary tailgate and witnessed food history being made. Not only was there a custom-built grill and plenty of brat to go around, the event also raised more than $40,000 for local causes including the Green Bay Humane Society, Boys and Girls Club, Back to School Store, New Community Shelter and the Golden House.

Story featured on WBAY by Andrea Hay on Sept 13. 2015. Picture credit: WBAY.


120-Yard Bratwurst Sets Record at Lambeau Field

The World’s Longest Bratwurst measured out to be 120 yards long on Sunday at Lambeau Field, according to the WBAY report of the event. What would motivate someone to make and grill a brat this long? Delware North, the concessions company at Lambeau Field, is celebrating their 100th Anniversary this year. Inspired by the length of Lambeau Field, Delaware North challenged Johnsonville to create a brat the length of a football field. Teaming up with a variety of sponsors including GLK Foods, they set the world record.

The event took place Sunday, Sept. 13 at Lambeau before the Green Bay Packers opened the regular season at Soldier Field against the Chicago Bears. Spectators and volunteers gathered for this extraordinary tailgate and witnessed food history being made. Not only was there a custom-built grill and plenty of brat to go around, the event also raised more than $40,000 for local causes including the Green Bay Humane Society, Boys and Girls Club, Back to School Store, New Community Shelter and the Golden House.

Story featured on WBAY by Andrea Hay on Sept 13. 2015. Picture credit: WBAY.


120-Yard Bratwurst Sets Record at Lambeau Field

The World’s Longest Bratwurst measured out to be 120 yards long on Sunday at Lambeau Field, according to the WBAY report of the event. What would motivate someone to make and grill a brat this long? Delware North, the concessions company at Lambeau Field, is celebrating their 100th Anniversary this year. Inspired by the length of Lambeau Field, Delaware North challenged Johnsonville to create a brat the length of a football field. Teaming up with a variety of sponsors including GLK Foods, they set the world record.

The event took place Sunday, Sept. 13 at Lambeau before the Green Bay Packers opened the regular season at Soldier Field against the Chicago Bears. Spectators and volunteers gathered for this extraordinary tailgate and witnessed food history being made. Not only was there a custom-built grill and plenty of brat to go around, the event also raised more than $40,000 for local causes including the Green Bay Humane Society, Boys and Girls Club, Back to School Store, New Community Shelter and the Golden House.

Story featured on WBAY by Andrea Hay on Sept 13. 2015. Picture credit: WBAY.


120-Yard Bratwurst Sets Record at Lambeau Field

The World’s Longest Bratwurst measured out to be 120 yards long on Sunday at Lambeau Field, according to the WBAY report of the event. What would motivate someone to make and grill a brat this long? Delware North, the concessions company at Lambeau Field, is celebrating their 100th Anniversary this year. Inspired by the length of Lambeau Field, Delaware North challenged Johnsonville to create a brat the length of a football field. Teaming up with a variety of sponsors including GLK Foods, they set the world record.

The event took place Sunday, Sept. 13 at Lambeau before the Green Bay Packers opened the regular season at Soldier Field against the Chicago Bears. Spectators and volunteers gathered for this extraordinary tailgate and witnessed food history being made. Not only was there a custom-built grill and plenty of brat to go around, the event also raised more than $40,000 for local causes including the Green Bay Humane Society, Boys and Girls Club, Back to School Store, New Community Shelter and the Golden House.

Story featured on WBAY by Andrea Hay on Sept 13. 2015. Picture credit: WBAY.