A press release announces an alliance between Nathan's Famous and Damhus, "a German manufacturer of quality meat-products since 1936", to manufacture and distribute hot dogs throughout Europe. It is interesting that a Jewish-founded company would partner with a firm started in Nazi Germany. The document makes no mention of a possible European qualifier for Nathan's hot dog eating contest.
The Sunday Times of South Africa has an article about competitive eating which calls Erik the Electric "Erik Lamil".
WZZM13 reports Mark Gdd ate 41 tacos in 1:26 to set the house record at Downtown Trini's Mexican Restaurant in Sparta, MI.

New MLE top 50 out, Steve Hammond in, Sonya Thomas out

The MLE top 50 was updated today for the first time since June 2019. The new top 10:
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Randy Santel achieved his 900th restaurant challenge victory today at Wacked Out Weiners in Gulf Shores, AL.
Beth's Cafe in Seattle, home of a famed 12 egg omelet challenge, will suspend operations due to coronavirus mandates. The restaurant hopes to reopen when the restrictions are lifted.
The British Eating League announced that it will start a Las Vegas Eating League in 2021.
Jesse Pynnönen took third place in Finland's Strongest Man contest, coming back from 9th place on the final day of the competition.
Japan Today has a post about Kasumi ASMR getting caught spitting out cheese tonkatsu while recording. One of the video's commenters said "I feel duped — I thought she ate everything like a competitive eater.”
Kyle Gibson ate a 480g box of Coco Pops and 2 liters of milk in 6:15 to take the first prize of £100 in Saturday's British Eating League contest.
Raina Huang has compiled a list of videos for her restaurant challenge victories with over 300 entries. This is probably a record for a female competitive eater.
The British Eating League has announced it plans to start awards for competitive eating. The categories are: top UK male / female, top world male / female, best eating couple and best Youtube eater.
1069 Restaurant Group, the largest franchise operator for the Golden Corral buffet restaurant chain, has filed for bankruptcy. Only 6 of its 33 locations are currently open.
Serbian-Australian Milly Ivanaov has started a youtube channel with her attempt at the 2kg pancake challenge at Milky Beograd in Belgrade.
For National Taco Day (which was on Sunday) Joey Chestnut created and attempted to eat a 12 pound walking taco. (TMZ article)
The segment from NBC's First Look about Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest that was televised on Sunday morning's episode can be viewed on youtube (segment starts around 16:10). Miki Sudo, Badlands Booker, Nick Wehry and Rich Shea make appearances.
Greg Foster attempted to eat 123 Carolina Reaper peppers Saturday to set a world record. The feat would have placed him at the top spot in the League of Fire rankings.
Max Stanford edged Kyle Gibson by one chicken nugget to win the first prize of £1000 in yesterday's British Eating League chicken nugget championship.
Juan-A-Taco in New Port Richey, FL will hold a taco eating contest on October 4 awarding $200 to the winner.
La Tapatia in Phoenix, Oregon was recently incinerated by wildfires. The restaurant was the site of a Mega Taco Challenge.
Mel Magazine has an article about vegan competitive eaters focusing on German bodybuilder Ferdinand Beck.
Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest will be featured on the next episode of NBC's First Look, which will be televised at 1 am Sunday morning after Saturday Night Live. Nick Wehry, Miki Sudo and Badlands Booker will appear.
On the latest episode of Kermit's Kitchen, Kermit the Frog oversees a 10 pound burger challenge at Burly Burger in Utah.
Mary Bowers will compete on tonight's episode of Dodgeball Thunderdome on the Discovery Channel at 9pm Eastern / Pacific.
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