The Hot Dog Eating Contest
Nathan’s Famous hot dogs. The world’s top competitive eaters. Ten minutes to glory. It all goes down on the Fourth of July at the corner of Surf and Stillwell.
2023 Mustard Belt Victories
Raise Your Franks to the 2023 Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest Champs Miki Sudo and Joey Chestnut!
Surprised to see the great Joey Chestnut up here? Doubt it! In 2023, Joey won his 16th Mustard Yellow Belt after eating 62 hot dogs and buns. There’s no doubt in our mind who’s the king.
Miki Sudo holds the women’s world record of 48.5 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs in 10 minutes. Miki won her ninth title on July 4, 2023 with 39.5 hot dogs and buns eaten.
2023 Hot Dog Eating Contest
Approximately 35,000 fans are estimated to convene on the corner of Surf and Stillwell avenues in Coney Island to watch the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest in person. Millions more watch the ESPN telecast of the contest.
World Champion Joey Chestnut currently holds the title of hot dog-eating world champion after setting a new world record of 76 hot dogs and buns in 2021. In 2023, Joey won his 16th Mustard Yellow Belt after eating 62 hot dogs and buns. Last year’s female champion, Miki Sudo holds the women’s world record of 48.5 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs in 10 minutes. Miki won her ninth title on July 4, 2023 with 39.5 hot dogs and buns eaten.
Those interested in competing in a qualifying event should visit www.majorleagueeating.com to obtain information and register. All competitors must be over 18 years of age.
So close, you can almost taste it. Check out these behind-the-scenes photos of the 2023 Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contests.
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