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.
Countdown to 2018
So close, you can almost taste it. Check out these behind-the-scenes photos of the 2017 Hot Dog Eating Contest.
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.
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.
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.