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The Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: 08-17-2019
Winner: Joey Chestnut, with 314 Day-Lee Foods Gyoza in 10 mins!


Great news, people. Great news. The Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship returns to Major League Eating’s slate of sanctioned eating championships. As is tradition, the greatest eaters in the world will make their annual pilgrimage to Little Toyko in Los Angeles, CA, to challenge themselves against gyoza after gyoza. Major League Eaters are warmly encouraged to sign up for the chance to compete at this legendary event.

At the 2018 Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship, Joey Chestnut took the title with a dominant 359-gyoza haul. His 2014 world record title of 384 Day-Lee Foods gyoza in 10 minutes will be on the line again this year.

Do you have what it takes to eat 385 Day-Lee Foods gyoza in 10 minutes, to set a new world record and to revolutionize gyoza consumption across the world? Can you eat more than 385? Less? No matter—answering the call is the first step. This is The 2019 Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship! At the table or in the crowd—don't you ever miss it!

FULL RESULTS! 1. Joey Chestnut - 314 2. Darron Breeden - 256 3. Matt Stonie - 238 4. Juan Rodriguez - 188 5. Matt Hazzard - 180 6. Derek Jacobs - 175 7. Juan Neave - 162 8. Michelle Lesco - 159 9. Mr LeFevre - 155 10. Adam Moran - 151 11T. Derek Hendrickson - 142 11T. George Chiger - 142 13. Sarah Reinecke - 133 14. “Pabs” Martinez - 114 15. Steve Hendry - 100 16. Badlands Booker - 94 17. Doug Ecks - 85 18. Mr Evans - 44

This contest* took place at 3pm Pacific on Saturday August 17th, 2019, at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) Plaza, 244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 900122!

Please note: This contest is restricted to participants aged 18 and over.

About The Day-Lee World Gyoza Eating Championship and the Nisei Week Festival! Celebrating 13 years and over 22,000 gyoza consumed, the Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship is proud to welcome Major League Eating’s best back to the Nisei Week! The Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship will take place during the second weekend of the 79th Nisei Week Japanese Festival and all proceeds will benefit the Nisei Week Foundation. The Nisei Week Foundation is a non-profit 501 ©(3) charitable organization that produces the nine-day festival in order to celebrate and share Japanese and Japanese-American culture and history as an integral part of the City of Los Angeles’ historic Little Tokyo Community. Day-Lee Foods, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of NH Foods Ltd. NH Foods Ltd. has been delivering quality meat products to the food service and general consumer markets for more than 50 years. Their products are available at grocers nationwide under the Day-Lee Pride and Crazy Cuizine Brands.

CLICK HERE for more information on the 2019 Los Angeles Nisei Week Festival.

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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.

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