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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.

The 2018 Road to Coney Is Underway

With each completed qualifier, we become one step closer to crowning our next Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest Champions.

Will History Three-peat Itself?


After successfully defending their titles last year at Coney Island, Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo are setting their sights on another Mustard Belt in 2018. Each champion delivered a personal best performance to secure their place atop the Nathan’s Famous hot dog throne. Now the question remains: can they go for the three-peat?

With sixteen qualifying events to go, the stage is being set for the main showdown on July 4th at the original Nathan’s Famous Restaurant on Coney Island. Join us on our journey as these professional eaters eye the top prize and title of Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest Champion.

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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 most famous eating contest. Watch our Chasing the Mustard Belt video series.

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2017 Champs

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Joey Chestnut

He did it again. The legendary Joey Chestnut polished off 72 hot dogs to set a new Coney Island record and earn his 10th Mustard Belt. Unbelievable!

Fun fact: The former construction manager turned pro eater has made a career out of bulldozing the competition. From hot dogs, to apple pie, to burritos, he holds 40 eating records! The only thing he won’t touch? Kale.

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Miki Sudo

It’s a four-peat for Miki Sudo! She faced stiff competition from Michelle Lesco and Sonya Thomas, but pulled ahead to set a new personal best. Congratulations, Miki!

Fun fact: Joey “Jaws” Chestnut. Matt “Megatoad” Stonie. Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas. Miki Sudo. Of all the elite Nathan’s eaters, she’s the only one without a nickname. “Never have. Never will,” she says. We can respect that.

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Feed Your Competitive Spirit

You don’t have to be a pro to eat like one. Pick up a pack of Nathan’s Natural Casing Beef Frankfurters – the same ones eaten at the Hot Dog Eating Contest!

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A Tale as Tall as 73 Hot Dogs

It all started with a friendly Fourth of July competition. Find out everything about Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest history with these fun facts.

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