Nathan's Hot Dogs - How Many Can You Eat?
many New Yorker's that blinking green Nathan's sign brings
back childhood memories of mouth watering hot dogs... maybe
even more delicious on Coney Island than at Yankee Stadium.
Fourth of July gives some lucky competitors the chance to
eat an unlimited number of these memorable franks.
an annual tradition. Hearty appetites from around the world
gather to gobble up hot dogs in the Nathans Famous
Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island. The
prize? The Nathan's yellow mustard belt... and all of the
hot dogs you can eat!
mayor usually hosts the Nathans Famous Fourth of July
Hot Dog Eating Contest Weigh-In and Certification Ceremony
on July 3rd. The competition, now almost a century old,
is held annually on the Fourth of July at Nathans
Famous in Coney Island.
what initially began as a PR stunt to lure more visitors
to the boardwalk during the holiday weekend has today become
an international event, with competitors traveling to the
New York contest from all over the world. More than 20 eaters
now enter the competition from Japan, Germany, Thailand,
Candada, the UK and the United States.
a seat at the table for the international contest, each
participant won one of 20 regional qualifying contests throughout
the United States and the world.
think you have what it takes to compete, just visit the
Nathan's home web site and sign
up for one of the preliminary competitions.
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