Nathan’s Famous to host hot dog eating contest in New York

NATHAN’S Famous is celebrating its annual hot dog tasting competition this weekend, Sunday July 4th.

Founded in Coney Island, NY, the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Tasting Contest dates back to their 105-year-old 5 award.

Competitors can try to eat as many hot dogs with buns as possible in just 10 minutes.

Current records are held by Joey Chestnut who ate 75 hot dogs in 10 minutes and Miki Sudo who ate 48.5 hot dogs in 10 minutes.

The show draws more than 35,000 visitors to Coney Island, and an additional 1.5 million people are tapping into ESPN and BT Sport worldwide.

UK viewers can watch this year’s famous Nathan Hot Dog Eating Contest from 5 p.m. on BT Sport 1, or watch extensive coverage live and for free in the Bournemouth restaurant.

Founded 105 years ago in 1916 by Nathan Handwerker, Nathan’s Famous is known the world over for its 100% beef hot dogs.

In 1939, US President Franklin D Roosevelt served Nathan’s famous hot dogs to the King and Queen of England in what has been dubbed “The Picnic That Won The War.”

The original Nathan’s Famous hot dog stand in Coney Island, New York, is still open today. The store has been open 365 days a year for 105 years, only closing once due to the destruction of Hurricane Sandy.

In a historic throwback to their original 105-year-old price of just 5 ¢, Nathan’s Famous will be offering 5p hot dogs all day this Sunday, when purchased with any regular meal – available only onsite and to take away.

Brad Armitage, CEO of Nathan’s Famous UK said: “We are very proud to present this world famous event in our restaurants. The Hot Dog Tasting Contest is one of the most unique sporting shows in the world, and we are delighted to pay tribute to our rich and eventful heritage with a unique return to the prize of 105 years.

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