CHESTNUT EDGES CINCOTTI TO CLAIM FIRST AMERICAN BURGER CO CROWN!
Well, that was close. Joey Chestnut was the first to finish four Roadstar Burgers at the inaugural American Burger Company Roadstar Challenge. He completed the challenge in four minutes and 24 seconds, just 24 seconds before second place-finisher Carmen Cincotti. Chestnut could not have foreseen such a close contest and was pushed to perform at his very best by Cincotti, who again impressed at the table.
There ain't no burger like the Roadstar burger because the Roadstar burger don't stop. For real: The thing is a beast. Each Roadstar comes loaded with a pound and a half of beef and four slices of cheese. Mortal citizens who complete one Roadstar burger at an American Burger Company outlet are awarded a T-shirt and glory for their efforts. Befitting the greatest gurgitators on the planet, the American Burger Company Roadstar Challenge pitted MLE's best against four Roadstar burgers and the clock. That's six pounds of American meat, 16 slices of American cheese and eight American buns. And that's a lot.
Chestnut's time of four minutes and 24 seconds stands as a new World Record. It was fittingly hard-fought, as great achievements always are.
Full Results! 1 Joey Chestnut, 4 Roadstar Burgers in 4 min 24 seconds 2 Carmen Cincotti, 4 in 4 min 48 3 Gideon Oji, 4 in 7 min 42 4 Josh Miller, 3.125 in 12 5 Ronnie Hartman 2.5 in 12 6 Matthew Raible 2 in 12 7 Wild Bill Myers 1.75 in 12 8 Henry Roach 1.25 in 12
TOTAL PRIZE PURSE: $4,000! 1) $2,000 2) $1,000 3) $500 4) $350 5) $150
This contest* will take place at 1pm Eastern, on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 at American Burger Company—South Park, 5821 Fairview Road, Charlotte, NC 28209!
About American Burger Company! Hungry for American food? Visit one of eight American Burger Company locations and order up a premium, made-to-order burger like our signature Route 66, Carolina Roadside, Hot Mess and more. Or build your own, exactly how you like it. Pair your burger with fries, tots, mac and cheese or one of our other tasty side options and choose from a variety of local craft beer on tap. After one bite, you’ll know why burger is our middle name.
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*All applicants must be 18 years of age or older and fully acknowledge and understand the inherent dangers and risks associated with participating in an eating contest. The applicant further acknowledges and understands that the MLE/IFOCE coordinates with event sponsor(s) to select and approve eligible participants, and that the MLE/IFOCE shall decide, at its sole discretion, whether an applicant is eligible to participate in any eating event, and/or related activities. The MLE/IFOCE may revoke an applicant's eligibility to participate in the eating contest, or related activities, at any time, for any reason, at its sole discretion. The MLE/IFOCE and the event sponsors reserve the right, at any time, to change any and all details concerning the event, including, e.g., time, duration, location and prize structure.