The man who just won the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in Coney Island, N.Y. will compete in the slugburger eating contest in Corinth on Saturday.
Joey Chestnut was also the winner of last year’s slugburger eating contest in Corinth.
“This will be the fifth year we’ve held the World Slugburger Eating Championship, and I am excited to welcome Joey Chestnut back to Corinth,” said Brent Johnson, Director of Corinth Main Street. “Last year, Joey ate 33 Slugburgers for the win, and many think this powerhouse eater will set a new record this year.”
The slugburger eating contest will take place Saturday at 4 p.m. at the C.A.R.E Garden in downtown Corinth.
Sanctioned by Major League Eating, the 10-minute contest will feature Major League Eaters from around the country.
Joining Chestnut at the table will be World No. 6 Geoffrey Esper, Oxford, Mass.; World No. 10 Gideon Oji, Morrow, Ga.; World No. 21 Josh Miller, Aurora, Colo.; World No. 25 Nathan Biller, Keller, Texas; and World No. 29 Matt Cohen, Maryville, Tenn.
“Visiting Corinth, Miss. and not enjoying a Slugburger or two would be like going to Paris and skipping the croissants,” said MLE emcee Sam Barclay, “Major League Eaters are ready to descend upon the great city of Corinth once again and they will not be skipping the Slugburgers. They will eat them in abundance and with pride.”
In addition to bragging rights, competitors will be vying for a cash purse that totals $3,000.