Joey Chestnut

Joey Chestnut is the greatest eater is history. That is not empty editorializing or bloviating. That is empirical fact. Members of the media and members of the scientific community are warmly invited to conduct their own independent analysis; MLE is confident that you will come to the same conclusions.

Chestnut defeated Kobayashi at the 2007 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contests to return the Mustard Yellow Belt to the United States. That victory was the start of an unprecedented eight-year run at the top of the Nathan’s Hot Dog World; Chestnut was undefeated at the event he made his own through 2014. He regained the title in the 2016 Championship to earn his ninth title. He also holds the world hot dogs eating record—an incredible 73.5 Nathan’s Famous hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, at the time of writing.

He is also adept at a wide variety of foods stuffs, notably chicken wings—he is the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016 Hooters Worldwide Wing Eating Champion—and chili. At the time of writing, Chestnut holds 43 World Records across 43 disciplines. That is a World Record of World Records.

These days Joey Chestnut is truly an American hero and a national treasure. His appetite is legendary and he shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Keep your eyes open, world, because Joey Chestnut may be coming to a city near you soon.