Waffle House restaurants have announced held the Waffle House World Waffle-Eating Championship on Sunday, September 4, at the KICKS 101.5 Last Blast of Summer festival at Stone Mountain Park in Atlanta, GA.
Joey Chestnut beat the number-one-ranked American, Sonya Thomas, by eating 18 1/2 eight-ounce Waffle House waffles in 10 minutes. Thomas consumed 18 Waffle House waffles to place second and Patrick Bertoletti ate 11 to place third.
Along with the title of Waffle House World Waffle Eating Champion, Chestnut won $5,000. He promptly donated $2,500 to victims of Hurricane Katrina. Waffle House donated $10,000 to hurricane victims as part of the event, which was held in front of the enormous stone ediface at Stone Mountain Park.
In addition to the contest, Stone Mountain Park will featured a concert with headliner Josh Gracin.
Headquartered in Norcross, GA, Waffle House has been serving Good Food Fast® since 1955. Today the Waffle House system operates 1,500 in 25 states and is the world’s leading server of waffles, t-bone steaks, hash browns, cheese ‘n eggs, country ham, pork chops and grits.