Major League Eating is a proud supporter of Feeding AmericaDonate Now

Nathan’s Famous To Donate 100,000 Hot Dogs To Food Bank For New York City On July 4th


600,000 Hot Dogs Donated to Food Bank Since 2008

Jericho, NY, June 27, 2013 On July 4th, Nathan’s Famous will donate 100,000 of its signature world famous beef hot dogs to Food Bank For New York City. The official presentation will take place during the company’s annual Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, NY. Since 2008, Nathan’s Famous has donated a total of 600,000 hot dogs to Food Bank For New York City.

Nathan’s Famous President Wayne Norbitz will present the donation to a representative of the Food Bank For New York City, which is part of the Feeding America network.

"Food Bank For New York City does incredible things to combat hunger each and every day," said Wayne Norbitz, COO of Nathan's Famous, Inc. "Nathan's is pleased to be able to do its part each July 4th, and we look forward to the day we'll have donated one million hot dogs."

“We are grateful for the generous donation of 100,000 Nathan’s hot dogs from Nathan’s Famous,” said Patrick Mooney, Senior Director of Institutional Giving for Food Bank For New York City. “As we embrace our partners that help us in providing meals to more than 400,000 fellow New Yorkers daily, Nathan’s Famous continues to ‘do its part’ in giving back to their neighbors in need.”

The donation ceremony will occur at the original Nathan’s Famous on Surf and Stillwell Avenues in Coney Island, NY, where the annual hot dog eating contest takes place. Each year tens of thousands gather to watch the biggest competitive eating event in the world, while millions watch the event live on ESPN.

About Nathan’s Famous Nathan’s is a Russell 2000 Company that currently distributes its products in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Cayman Islands and eight foreign countries through its restaurant system, foodservice sales programs and product licensing activities. The Nathan’s restaurant system currently consists of 329 units, comprised of 324 franchised units and five company-owned units (including one seasonal unit). Nathan’s was ranked #55 on the Forbes list of the Best Small Companies in America and was listed as the Best Small Company in New York State in October 2013. Last year, over 430 million Nathan’s Famous hot dogs were sold. For additional information about Nathan’s please visit our website

About Food Bank For New York City Food Bank For New York City recognizes 30 years as the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end food poverty throughout the five boroughs. As the city’s hub for integrated food poverty assistance, Food Bank tackles the hunger issue on three fronts — food distribution, income support and nutrition education — all strategically guided by its research. Through its network of community-based member programs citywide, Food Bank helps provide 400,000 free meals a day for New Yorkers in need. Food Bank’s hands-on nutrition education program in the public schools reaches thousands of children, teens and adults. Income support services including food stamps, free tax assistance for the working poor and the Earned Income Tax Credit put millions of dollars back in the pockets of low-income New Yorkers, helping them to achieve greater dignity and independence. Learn how you can help at

© 2024, Major League Eating · International Federation of Competitive Eating, Inc.
560 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor · New York, NY 10036