When you think of hot dogs and the Fourth of July, you probably think of the legendary Joey Chestnut. Through the years, Chestnut has become the most dominant competitor in his sport, winning 12 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contests. However, Chestnut is not just good at eating hot dogs. He also holds many other world eating records for other foods. So, what are all of Chestnut’s world eating records?
Joey Chestnut has dominated the hot dog eating contest
For more than a decade, Chestnut has dominated the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.
Takeru Kobayashi was the king for a while as he won six straight from 2001 through 2006, eating as many as 53.75 hot dogs in one contest during that time, according to the contest’s site. However, Chestnut dethroned him in 2007, becoming the true king, when he won the event for the first time by eating 66 hot dogs.
Chestnut then went on to win the event eight years in a row through 2014, eating as many as 69 hot dogs during that stretch.
Matthew Stonie then took his crown in 2015, but Chestnut reclaimed it in 2016 when he ate 70 hot dogs. He has now won the competition every year since, winning 12 total, and eating a world record 74 hot dogs in 10 minutes in 2018.
What are Joey Chestnut’s other records?
Chestnut is not just the king of eating hot dogs. He is the king of all of professional eating as he holds more competitive eating records than any other competitor in history, according to his site.
Here is a list of all of Chestnut’s records, according to Major League Eating. There are a lot.
- 182 chicken wings in 30 minutes
- 45 pulled pork sandwiches in 10 minutes
- 53 Taco Bell soft beef tacos in 10 minutes
- 7.61 pounds of buffalo chicken wings in 12 minutes
- 103 Krystal hamburgers in eight minutes
- 23 six-ounce meat pies in 10 minutes
- 55 glazed donuts in eight minutes
- 141 hard-boiled eggs in eight minutes
- 12 pounds, 8.75 ounces of deep-fried asparagus spears in 10 minutes
- 13.76 pounds of pork rib meat in 12 minutes
- 20 eight-ounce corned beef sandwiches in 10 minutes
- 4.375 three-pound apple pies in eight minutes
- 23 six-inch Philly cheesesteak sandwiches in 10 minutes
- 5.9 pounds of funnel cake in 10 minutes
- 30 six-ounce Joey’s Seafood Restaurants fish tacos in five minutes
- 126 traditional three-inch tortilla tacos in eight minutes
- 81 four-ounce mutton sandwiches in 10 minutes
- 118 jalapeno poppers in 10 minutes
- 36 pepperoni rolls in 10 minutes
- 390 shrimp wontons in eight minutes
- Nine pounds, six ounces of smoked pulled pork in 10 minutes
There are still more.
- Six pounds, five ounces of horseshoe sandwiches in 12 minutes
- 62 pulled pork slides in 10 minutes
- Seven pounds of San Pedro Fish Market shrimp in eight minutes
- 18.5 canteen sandwiches in 10 minutes
- 30 eight-ounce gyros in 10 minutes
- 14.5 pounds of burritos in 10 minutes
- 121 Twinkies in six minutes
- 14.5 pounds of boysenberry pie in eight minutes
- 102 tamales in 12 minutes
- 384 Day-Lee Foods gyozas in 10 minutes
- 25 seven-ounce half Katz’s Delicatessen pastrami sandwiches in 10 minutes
- Fifteen 16-ounce bowls of gumbo in eight minutes
- 25.5 Baked Bear ice cream sandwiches in six minutes
- 47 grilled cheese sandwiches in 10 minutes
- 28 pounds of Smoke’s Poutinerie poutine in 10 minutes
- 18 pounds, 9.6 ounces of St. Elmo shrimp cocktail in eight minutes
- 257 Hostess Donettes in six minutes
- 13 pounds of salt potatoes in 10 minutes
- 9.35 pounds of a whole turkey in 10 minutes
- 165 pierogies in eight minutes
- 52 White Hut cheesburgs in 10 minutes
- 7.5 Pizza Hut P’Zones in 10 minutes
- 56 sausage and cheese kolaches in eight minutes
- 54 brain tacos in eight minutes
- 185 Catalina croquetas in eight minutes
- 43 pepperoni rolls in 10 minutes
- 28.5 canteen sandwiches in 10 minutes
- 6.5 two-foot pizza slices in 10 minutes
- 82 two-ounce carnitas tacos in eight minutes
- 27 H-E-B true Texas beef brisket BBQ sandwiches in 10 minutes
- 81 Eggo-style Waffles in eight minutes
- 10 cups of Nissin Cup Ramen Noodles in 1 minute, 50 seconds
Joey Chestnut has certainly eaten a lot throughout his life.
The hot dog eating contest will look different this year
While many Fourth of July events have been canceled this year, the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest will still take place. It will just look a little different.
Chestnut and the other competitors will compete on a stage in a warehouse where they will be seated six feet apart and separated by plexiglass dividers, according to Yahoo. There will also be no fans in attendance.
Fans can watch Chestnut try to claim his 13th crown at noon ET on July 4 on ESPN.