Nathan's Famous '09

The sign-up process for the 2009 Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Circuit is set to begin in one hour, 12PM EST, at

Everybody at MLE is excited, once again, to begin the journey toward the Coney Island Classic. There are some new host cities this year, Tampa, Denver and Biloxi among them, and a new prize structure for the qualifiers.

As always, Nathan's Famous will provide the winner of each qualifier with a handsome trophy and an all expense paid trip to New York City where they can compete on July 4. This year, the sponsor is also giving the champion of each qualifier a $100 check. This cash prize takes the place of the free hot dogs that were given in circuit's past. Cash is a great gift, so versatile.

MLE looks forward to seeing the 2009 match-ups and wishes everyone the best of luck.