Nathan's Famous '07 Tour Stops

Nathan’s Famous, Inc. has announced the list of American cities that will host official qualifying events for Coney Island 2007.

The tour will gather the world’s best Major League Eaters and put them on the biggest stage in the sport of competitive eating -- The Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest at high noon on July Fourth.

“Our July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest has become an institution that reaches new heights each year,” said Wayne Norbitz, President and COO of Nathan’s Famous, Inc. “Last year’s event was watched by more people than ever and this year’s anticipated rematch between Kobayashi and Chestnut is generating incredible excitement.”

The 2007 Nathan’s Famous hot dog-eating circuit begins on March 24th in Sunrise, Florida. Registration for qualifiers will soon begin at and participants will be alerted if they’ve received a spot or a stand by position in a qualifier. Hopeful participants should not telephone or email Nathan’s Famous or the IFOCE / MLE regarding registration.

Confirmed cities follow. Additional stops may be announced in the future and all dates and locations are subject to change.

March 24, Sunrise, FL
May 03, Las Vegas, NV
May 19, Hartford, CT
May 26, Philadelphia, PA
June 2, Tempe, AZ
June 3, Shea Stadium, Queens
June 9, Charlotte, NC
June 16, Mall of America
June 22, Molly Pitcher Rest Area, NJTP
June 23, Zoo Atlanta
June 23, California (Location tbd)
June 27, NYC Civil Service Contest
June 28, QVC L.C.Q. Main Line Philly