MLE

 

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut


 
 

Bib Sheet

San Jose, CA
Age: 31
Weight: 230

Joey Chestnut is the greatest eater is history. That is not empty editorializing or bloviating. That is empirical fact. Members of the media and members of the scientific community are warmly invited to conduct their own independent analysis; MLE is confident that you will come to the same conclusions.

Chestnut defeated Kobayashi at the 2007 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contests to return the Mustard Yellow Belt to the United States. That victory was the start of an unprecedented eight-year run at the top of the Nathan’s Hot Dog World; Chestnut was undefeated at the event he made his own through 2014. He is also adept at a wide variety of foods stuffs, notably chicken wings—he is the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Hooters Worldwide Wing Eating Champion—and chili. At the time of writing, Chestnut holds 37 World Records across 37 disciplines. That is a World Record of World Records.

These days Joey Chestnut is truly an American hero and a national treasure. His appetite is legendary and he shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Keep your eyes open, world, because Joey Chestnut may be coming to a city near you soon.

  • Apple Pie: 4.375 Three-Pound Apple Pies/Mapleside Farms / 8 Minutes/Sept. 13, 2013

  • Asparagus: 12 lbs 8.75 oz Deep Fried Asparagus Spears/ Stockton Asparagus Festival / 10 minutes/ Apr. 26, 2014

  • Boysenberry Pie: 14lb of pie / Knotts Berry Farm / 8 minutes / March 28, 2015

  • Brain Tacos: 54 Brain Tacos / Zombie Pub Crawl / 8 Minutes/Oct. 12, 2013

  • Brats: 70 Hillshire Farm brats/Oktoberfest Zinzinnati / 10 Minutes/ Sep. 22, 2013

  • Burritos, Long Form: 14.25 lbs burritos/Illegal Pete's Burritos / 10 Minutes/May 24, 2015

  • Chicken Spiedies: 14 Chicken Spiedies/Tioga Downs / 10 mins./August 8, 2015

  • Chicken Wings, 12 minutes: 7.61 lbs Buffalo Chicken Wings / 12 minutes/ September 2, 2012

  • Chicken Wings, Long form: 182 chicken wings / 30 minutes

  • Chili: 2.1875 gallons of chili/Orlando, FL / 6 minutes / March 7, 2015

  • Corned Beef Sandwiches: 20 8-oz sandwiches/TooJay's World Class Corned Beef Eating Championship / 10 minutes/March 17, 2012

  • Eggs: 141 Hard Boiled Eggs / 8 Minutes/Oct. 5, 2013

  • Fish Tacos: 30 6oz. Joeys Seafood Restaurants Fish Tacos / 5 Minutes/August 7, 2014

  • Funnel Cake: 5.9 lbs / Kings Dominion / 10 minutes / May 23, 2009

  • Grilled Cheese Sandwiches: 47 grilled cheese sandwiches / 10 Minutes/ June 10, 2006

  • Gyoza: 384 Day-Lee Foods gyoza/Los Angeles Nisei Week / 10 minutes/August 16, 2014

  • Hamburgers: Krystals: 103 Krystal Burgers / 8 minutes/October 28, 2007

  • Horseshoe Sandwiches: 6 lbs, 5 oz horseshoe sandwiches / 12 minutes

  • Hot Dogs: 69 Nathan / 10 minutes/ July 4, 2013

  • Ice Cream, Short form: 15 Pints Vanilla Ice Cream/Magnify Credit Union World Ice Cream Eating Championship / 6 minutes/April 12, 2014

  • Jalapeno Poppers: 118 Jalapeno Poppers/University of Arizona / 10 minutes/April 8, 2006

  • Kolache Factory Kolaches: 56 Sausage and Cheese Kolaches/Kolache Factory in Houston, TX / 8 Minutes/Sept. 14, 2007

  • Pastrami: 25 7oz half Katz's Delicatessen Pastrami Sandwiches / 10 minutes/June 2, 2013

  • Philly CheeseSteaks: 23 6" sandwiches / Dorney Park / 10 minutes / May 14, 2011

  • Pierogi: 165 Pierogi/Horseshoe Casino / 8 minutes/October 8, 2014

  • Pizza Hut P'Zones: 7.5 Pizza Hut P'Zones/Pizza Hut Chow-Lenge @ Spike Guys Choice Awards / 10 minutes/June 4, 2011

  • Pork Ribs: 13.76 pounds pork rib meat/ John Ascuaga's Nugget / 12 minutes/August 28, 2013

  • Pork, Pulled: 9 Pounds, 6 Ounces Smoked, Pulled Pork/ Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs / 10 Minutes/ Sept. 16, 2006

  • Pork, Pulled Sandwiches: 45 pulled pork sandwiches / 10 minutes/ Sept. 1, 2007

  • Pork, Pulled Sliders: 62 pulled pork sliders / 10 Minutes/March 28, 2014

  • Poutine: 24 lbs / Smoke's Poutinerie / 10 minutes/Oct.19, 2013

  • Salt Potatoes: 13 lbs Salt Potatoes / Wild Carp Week / 10 minutes / May 14, 2011

  • Shrimp Cocktail: 10.42lb St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail/Indianapolis, IN / 8 minutes/December 6, 2014

  • Shrimp Wontons: 390 shrimp wontons/CP Biggest Eater Competition 2011-12 / 8 Minutes/February 11, 2012

  • Tacos, Taco Bell: 53 soft beef tacos/Taco Bell / 10 minutes/ July 29, 2011

  • Tamales: 102 Tamales/Lewisville Western Days/Dat's Good Barbecue tamales / 12 Minutes/Sept. 29, 2012

  • Turkey (Whole): 9.35 lbs whole turkey / Foxwoods Turkey Eating Championship / 10 minutes / November 22, 2014

  • Twinkies: 121 Twinkies/Bally's Casino-Tunica / 6 Minutes/Oct. 26, 2013