Joey Chestnut hot dog numbers

Another Independence Day custom is the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, which takes place before to the fireworks. At the intersection of Surf and Stillwell Avenues in Coney Island in Brooklyn, this eating feast is a mainstay.

This gluttonous gala is Joey Chestnut’s 15th victory and a gastronomic coronation. Chestnut first competed in Nathan’s contest in 2005, and he hasn’t dropped a match since that time. In a nutshell, he is the greatest frankfurter eater in history.

He will compete for his 16th Mustard Belt on Tuesday (noon ET on ESPN2), and Caesars Sportsbook has him as a huge favorite (-3,000). Here are some statistics that support his recent dominance:

Joey Chestnut Numbers

Chestnut has the top 10 totals from the competition and his record of 76 hot dogs consumed in 2021 stands. Chestnut had consumed six buns and more than 70 dogs. He holds the Major League Eating records in 54 different categories, including hot dogs (141 in 8 minutes), chicken wings (182 in 30 minutes), grilled cheese sandwiches (47 in 10 mins), and Twinkies (121 in 6 mins).

1,152: In the competition since 2005, Chestnut has consumed 1,152 hot dogs and buns.

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682.5: Despite not taking part in every event since 2005, Chestnut has eaten 682.5 more dogs than any other eater, totaling 1,152 dogs.

7,776/648: Nathan’s competitive dogs measure 6.75 inches in length. Chestnut consumed hot dogs for a total length of 7,776 inches, or 648 feet.

142: There are 56 grams of Nathan’s hot dogs in the competition. That indicates that during his 15 performances on July 4, Chestnut consumed 142 pounds of hot dogs. Chestnut has consumed the same amount of weight as the typical UFC featherweight competitor.

In 2022, Joey Chestnut ate 63 hot dogs and buns. Chestnut devoured 18,270 calories in 10 minutes, or 290 calories per each. He has consumed over 335,000 calories from hot dogs alone during his competitive career.

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