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2011-06-27 13:17:00

CINCINNATI, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pepto-Bismol announced today that for the second year in a row, Independence Day is marked by red, white and ... PINK? In an act of true gastro-patriotism, Pepto-Bismol has decided to be the stomach-remedy sponsor of the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest for the second year in a row. To make this contest a celebration to remember, Pepto-Bismol has enlisted the help of grill master and celebrity Nick Cannon to...

2011-06-21 04:20:00

CHICAGO, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Raise the flag and light the grill - it's hot dog season across America! "You can't have summertime without hot dogs. They're part of America's culinary DNA," says Janet Sweeney, marketing director for Specialty Foods Group, which makes Nathan's Famous hot dogs sold in supermarkets nationwide. "We have to really gear up for July 4th because it's America's biggest hot dog eating holiday." The company will turn out more than 1.5 million Nathan's...

2011-01-19 09:00:00

RICHARDSON, Texas, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's top athletes will descend on Dallas on Tuesday, February 1, to compete in one of the year's biggest sporting events: The Wingstop World Wing-Eating Championship. The winner of the 12-minute all-you-can-eat event will take home the lion's share of a $10,000 cash purse. The number-one-ranked eater in the world, Joey Chestnut, will compete in the event. Chestnut, who has consumed 182 wings in 30 minutes in competition, won his...

2010-05-04 04:20:00

CHICAGO, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- What's it like to eat with the big dogs? Nathan's Famous all-beef hot dogs invites everyone to taste the excitement surrounding the 94th annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest held in Coney Island, NY - including a chance to help judge the competition. The excitement begins at www.nathanssweepstakes.com, where visitors can vie for prizes, test their virtual eating skills, and enter to win a trip to New York City to be a...

2009-07-04 14:17:42

Defending Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest champion Joey Chestnut says he practiced hard to successfully retain his crown Saturday in New York. The 25-year-old told the New York Daily News he went into the annual Fourth of July competition in Coney Island confident he would repeat as the hot dog-eating champion of the world. I've been practicing hard, Chestnut said wolfing down a personal high with 68 hot dogs. I knew it would be hard to beat me. Chestnut said despite going against six-time...

2009-07-01 05:00:00

NEW YORK, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Big Apple. And now The Big Hot Dog. With Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog eating contest in town this Saturday, Coney Island will be invaded by New York and International Hot Dog lovers to watch the best eat the most hot dogs and buns in ten minutes flat. Speaking of Hot Dog lovers, Canadian Filmmaker dougieluv tries to Understand America's Fascination with Hot Dogs here in New York City, by testing the best dogs in the city....

2009-06-07 17:03:14

A 41-year-old Alexandria, Va., woman has become a three-time Virginia Hot Dog Eating Champion, contest officials say. Sonya Thomas wolfed down 36 hot dogs in 10 minutes Saturday during the competition at MacArthur Center in Norfolk, Va., claiming the state title for the third time. She expressed disappointment she couldn't top her personal best of 39, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported. Thomas, who weighs 100 pounds, told the newspaper, You know, I'm not really that full. But we're eating...

2009-05-31 13:36:56

Hall Hunt of Jacksonville, Fla., says a stomach full of confidence and not much else helped him set a state hot dog eating record. The 27-year-old participant in the Florida Hot Dog Eating Championship in Pinellas Park, Fla., managed to down 33 wieners in 10 minutes, shattering the state record by five and easily taking home a championship, The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune reported Sunday. Every time I go to a contest I'm trying to break the record, Hunt said after Saturday's event. I woke up. I felt...

2009-03-31 15:52:00

World Record and $5,000 in Cash Prizes at-stake April 11th at Great America SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The greatest competitive eaters on the planet will gather at California's Great America on Saturday, April 11th to battle for the first-ever California's Great America Funnel Cake Eating Championship. Major League Eaters, an increasingly celebrated breed of American athlete, will test their jaw strength and stomach capacity in a bid for the funnel cake eating world...

2009-03-16 10:39:17

The New York Mets announced a deal with Nathan's Famous Monday that will bring the Big Apple's famed hot dogs to the new Citi Field ballpark. The familiar and alluring scent of Nathan's dogs and crinkle-cut fries will be part of the atmosphere when the Mets christen their new home stadium on April 13, the team said in a written statement. Nathan's originated in Brooklyn during World War I and quickly became a fixture at Coney Island and the rest of the city. The company's products are now...