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Kobayashi, Thomas, Lefevre at Krystal Square Off
11/14/2004

Takeru Kobayashi of Japan showed his dominance yet again at the Krystal Square Off in Chattanooga, TN, by eating 69 Krystals in eight minutes to win $10,000, possession of the Krystal Belt and a hand-blown crystal trophy featuring the favorite Krystal burgers.

Sonya Thomas of Virginia consumed an impressive 46 burgers to place second and win $5,000, while Rich LeFevre of nevada beat out a field of top eaters to place third and take home $2,500.

The event was broadcast live as a half-hour show on Fox that was hosted by Richard Shea and syndicated to nearly a dozen afilliates in the United States. The Krystal production and marketing team, led by Michael Williams and Brad Wahl, provided a spectacular arena for the event, which was attended by between 500 and 1,000 fans.