CHESTNUT SETS NEW WORLD POUTINE EATING RECORD!
Let it be known that on Saturday, October 1st, 2016, Joey Chestnut set a new World Record in the Poutine discipline when he ate 25.5lb of Smoke's Poutinerie poutine in 10 minutes. In doing so, he bested his previous record of 24 lbs in the same time frame. He is Chestnut. He is the Great One. There is little more to say other than, perhaps, "Seriously, 25.5 pounds of poutine, dude?" Seriously, dude. Dude.
Chestnut is the king of capacity. He was fast strong and hungry. He would remark in post-contest media commitments that the poutine was fast—the gravy softening the fries for optimal consumption. He was not to be denied this year. Not with this poutine. The 7th Annual Smoke’s Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship is his.
Toronto is a pleasing, clean city whose well-educated citizens have learned to appreciate the art and effort required to eat Smoke's Poutinerie poutine in MLE-sanctioned quantities. They are a credit to their city, their province and their nation. They cheered in full voice for the 2014 and 2015 Champion Matt Stonie; Stonie would finish third. Carmen Cincotti—the rookie sensation of rookie sensations—came second with 25 pounds of poutine in 10 minutes. Careful deliberation by event officials confirmed what Cincotti feared—that he was pipped by but half a pound from the greatest upset of his burgeoning career. That upset will come, of course, but it was not to be today.
This was Chestnut's day. This was the 7th Annual Smoke’s Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship. It was a feast for the stomach and the soul. All who competed or watched were enriched by the experience.
Full results below.
FULL RESULTS! 1 Joey Chestnut 25.5lb in 10 min 2 Carmen Cincotti 25 3 Matt Stonie 23.25 4 Geoffrey Esper 18.5 5 Gideon Oji 14.5 6 Michelle Lesco 13 7 Yasir Salem 12.5 8 Badlands Booker 10.75 9 Jim Reeves and Steven Dorgo 8.5 11 Wild Bill, AKA Gui Sauvage 8 12 Ben Do 7.75 13 Jesse Kankula 7
This contest took place at 3pm Eastern, on Saturday, October 1st, 2016, at Yonge-Dundas Square in the beating heart of downtown Toronto!
About Smoke's Poutinerie! Founded in 2009 by Ryan Smolkin, Smoke’s Poutinerie is the “World’s Largest and Original Poutinerie.” Representing 1980s Canadiana culture known for the signature red and black plaid and glam rock music, Smoke’s Poutinerie serves 30 varieties of its famous poutine and delivers a unique & entertaining experience. With 100-plus locations in Canada, the brand is on course for “Global Domination,” targeting 1,300 new locations to open around the world by 2020.
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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.