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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.

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The 2018 Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest returns July 4th, 2018

Live coverage begins Wednesday, July 4th at 12pm EST on ESPN2

Countdown to 2018


Who Will Claim Hot Dog Supremacy in 2018?

Will the Mustard Belt stay firmly wrapped around Joey Chestnut’s waist, or will it go to Matt Stonie or up-and-comer Carmen Cincotti? On the women’s side: can ANYONE top Miki Sudo?

Anything can happen on the corner of Surf and Stillwell. And we can’t wait to see what these eating legends bring to the table.

So grab a pack of Nathan’s, fire up the grill and watch it live July 4, 2018 on ESPN!

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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