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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.

Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, 2021

2021 Mustard Belt Victories

Raise Your Franks to the 2021 Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest Champs Michelle Lesco and Joey Chestnut!

Hall of Fame
Joey Chestnut
76 Hot Dogs

Surprised to see the great Joey Chestnut up here? Doubt it! The 14-time champ broke his own world record in the 2020 contest, eating 76 hot dogs in 10 minutes! There’s no doubt in our mind who’s the king.

Michelle Lesco
30.75 Hot Dogs

Michelle Lesco is the #9-ranked eater in the World by Major League Eating (men and women combined)! She claimed her first Nathan’s Famous championship in 2021 with 30.75 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes.

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How to Make the Perfect Hot Dog Nathan's Style

When you make hot dogs at home, are they amazing? They’re about to be. Read our hot dog cooking...

Photo Gallery

So close, you can almost taste it. Check out these behind-the-scenes photos of the 2020 Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contests.

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Chasing the Mustard Belt

The chase for the Mustard Belt is on. Learn all about the eaters, the major storylines, the drama and the lore of the world’s... Watch our Chasing the Mustard Belt video series.

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Chasing the Mustard Belt – Coney Island Atmosphere

There is nothing quite like the atmosphere of the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest.

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Chasing the Mustard Belt – Training

Greatness comes from preparation. Joey Chestnut knows what it takes to get the job done on the ...

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Chasing the Mustard Belt – Technique

It all comes down to technique when the belt is on the line. Joey Chestnut and George Shea take...

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