WSPA 7News has an interview with William Lyons who ate 21 hot dogs in 15 minutes to break Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran's house record at Skin's Hot Dogs in Easley, SC.
Yahoo has an article about Bob "Notorious B.O.B" Shoudt and Brandon "Da Garbage Disposal" attempting the 42 item food challenge at the Cafe at the End of the Universe in Warrington, England.
WATE has a news video about Knoxville mayor Glenn Jacobs (WWE Hall of Famer "Kane") competing in the Ultimate Bologna Showdown in Knoxville on May 18. Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, James Webb and Gideon Oji are also expected to compete. (youtube video).
"King" Kylan Lee ate 15 hot dogs in 3 minutes to win the first prize of $1,000 in a contest held at Meatstock in Sydney, Australia.
Registration is now open for the Jack's Donuts World Donut Hole Eating Championship to be held in New Castle, IN on May 24.
WECT has an article about Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran attempting the "Megga Gregga" 8 pound lobster roll at Shuckin Shack in Wilmington, NC.
Knoxville Mayor Glenn Jacobs, who competed in WWE as "Kane", will be the only amateur entrant in the Ultimate Bologna Showdown in Knoxville, TN on May 18. Joey Chestnut and Geoff Esper are also expected to compete.
Bryan Times has an article about Randy Santel, Radim Dvoracek, Nathan Klein and "Magic" Mitch Dombrowski attempting the "El Jefe" sandwich challenge at LaBo's Gourmet Grilled Cheese in Bryan, OH.
The Slawburger Festival in Fayetteville, TN will hold a slaw burger eating contest on April 20 awarding $500 to both the top male and female.
Food Challenge News produced a report on the ramen eating contest held at Cape Anime in Cape Girardeau, MO on March 10. Cody Dulaney won the $200 first prize.
Defending champion Miki Sudo, Nick Wehry, Eric "Badlands" Booker, Yasir Salem, George Chiger and Darrien Thomas are expected to compete in the National Sweet Corn Eating Championship at the Sweet Corn Fiesta in West Palm Beach on April 28. This will be Yasir Salem's first MLE contest since 2018.
Raina Huang won the first prize of $1,000 in yesterday's Jay Bird's Chicken Eating Competition at Topanga Social in Los Angeles. (video)
Joey Chestnut ate 20 hot dogs in 90 seconds during today's "Grove Bowl Games" at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS. He was going to be a judge for the competition, but Coach Lane Kiffin called him in to compete. I think this is the first non-MLE personal appearance for Joey Chestnut in which he ate hot dogs. update LocalMemphis has an article about the contest. Joey entered a six minute eating contest after over 4 minutes had elapsed.
The Canary in Houston will hold a taco eating contest on May 5 awarding $500 in cash and prizes to the winner.
Registration is now open for the ManorPalooza World Texas Sausage-Eating Championship that will be held in Manor, TX on May 4.

2024 Nathan’s qualifier circuit announced

Six Nathan’s qualifiers were posted today. Registration opens April 12.

  • May 11 Comstock, MI West Michigan Whitecaps game
  • May 17 Times Square, NYC
  • June 6 Cleveland, OH Parma Rib N Rock
  • June 8 Bristol, CT
  • June 15 Pleasanton, CA Alameda County Fair
  • June 22 Washington, DC Giant National Capital BBQ Battle

The last Central or Mountain time zone qualifier was at the Iowa State Fair in August 2019.

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Daily Hive has a list of five restaurant food challenges found on Vancouver Island which includes the first salad challenge I have seen.
Joey Chestnut will attend a hot dog eating contest to be held during the "Grove Bowl Games" at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS on Saturday. It is not clear if Joey will compete or just judge the competition.
Miki Sudo and Nick Wehry appeared on WFLA this morning to promote their Cuban sandwich eating contest versus Tampa Bay celebrities in Ybor City on May 18. This will apparently prevent them from competing in the bologna contest in Knoxville that will take place on that day,
Dexerto has a post about accusations that Tiktok star "PinkyDoll" is faking videos of eating large amounts of food due to jump cuts. A video of her appearing to eat a 5kg burger has received almost 20 million views. PinkyDoll's previous focus was "NPC" streaming in which she acted as if she was an algorithm-controlled video game character.
Dom DeMarco's in Las Vegas will hold a pizza eating contest on May 25 for amateurs living in Nevada awarding $500 to the winner. Entrants must win qualifiers that will be held on April 13, 20, 27 and May 4 and 11. (via Heavy D)
Michael Doolin ate 14 slaw dogs in 10 minutes to win the first prize of $500 at today's eating contest at the Hot Slaw Festival in Cleveland, TN.
Julia of Hellthy Junk Food uploaded a video of her competing in the Sweet 16 Challenge held at Jojo's Shake Bar in Orlando last month. Wayne Algenio won the local contest. Does anyone know who won the national $2000 prize? With 3 million subscribers for her channel, Julia is now the most followed youtube account for an American or European female competitive eater. updateWayne Algenio won the national contest.
Martel's Pizza in Murphysboro, IL will hold a "Blackout Pizza Challenge" for two person teams on April 8 awarding $250/$100/$50 as part of the town's solar eclipse festivities.
Wingstop will sponsor a wing eating contest at Kelce Jam, a music festival produced by Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce to be held in Kansas City on May 18.
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