Nathan's Circuit Begins in Earnest

Eaters begin traveling America this week as the Nathan's Famous circuit kicks into high gear. On Thursday, Rich LeFevre will defend his title at the New York New York Hotel & Casino and on Saturday, eaters will gather in east hartford for another hot dog challenge.

Philadelphia will host Nathan's Famous on Memorial Day weekend, and in the following weeks eaters will compete in Tempe, Norfolk, New Jersey and Atlanta. The level of competition continues to rise and it is possible that every eater will need to break the deuce to get a seat at the table this year.