Location: New Orleans, LA
CHESTNUT SETS WORLD RED BEANS & RICE RECORD!
Great news! Major League Eating is proud to announce a new Championship to kick off our slate of 2020 sanctioned events. Behold, The Inaugural Blue Runner Foods World Red Beans And Rice Eating Championship At The Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Major League Eaters are warmly encouraged to sign up for a chance to compete in the first event of its kind.
A world record in the Red Beans And Rice discipline—long a beloved staple of Creole cuisine—will be set over eight minutes of furious eating at the event. But what will that record be? (A lot.) And who will set it? (The person who eats the most.) And why? (Money and glory.)
But enough with the questions. Do you have what it takes to take the title at this debut event? Will you be the Red Beans And Rice eating champion of the world? Do you simply want to see the best eaters on the planet do what they do so well? Then get thyself trackside at the legendary Fair Grounds Race Course And Slots! This is The Inaugural Blue Runner Foods World Red Beans And Rice Eating Championship At The Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots—don’t you ever miss it!
1. Joey Chestnut 39 1/2 10 oz bowls of Blue Runner Red Beans & Rice in 8 mins.
2. Geoff Esper 32 3/4 3. Darron Breeden 29 1/2 4. Steve Hammond 23 3/4 5. George Chiger and Michael Whities 19 1/2 7. Gideon Oji 19 8. Adrian Morgan 15 3/4 9. Brett Healey 13.5 10. Crazy Legs Conti 8 11. Moose Perez 5.5 12. JD n Soda 5
This contest took place at 3pm on Saturday, February 8th, 2020, at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, 1751 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70119!
About Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, one of the nation’s oldest racetracks, has been in operation since 1872. Located in New Orleans, LA, Fair Grounds is owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ Global Select Market: CHDN); it also operates a slot-machine gaming facility and 13 off-track betting parlors throughout southeast Louisiana. The 148th Thoroughbred Racing Season – highlighted by the 107 the running of the Louisiana Derby – will run from November 28, 2019 through March 29, 2020. More information can be found online at www.FairGroundsRaceCourse.com.
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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.