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Joey Chestnut won’t compete in Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest

Posted on AllSides June 11th, 2024
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NEW YORK (WPIX) — Reigning hot dog champion Joey Chestnut will not compete in this year’s Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest due in part to a plant-based competitor, officials have confirmed. Major League Eating “bent over backward to accommodate” Chestnut and keep him in the 2024 competition, including allowing him to compete in another hot dog eating contest on Labor Day, George Shea of Major League Eating told Nexstar’s WPIX on Tuesday. But when Chestnut took on a new brand deal with a plant-based competitor, he could no longer...

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