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Joey Chestnut records: Full list of his 55 competitive eating world records, from hot dogs to Twinkies

The first few days in July are typically reserved for a few things — fireworks, celebrations, NBA and NHL free agency, Bobby Bonilla and Joey Chestnut. 

The latter is often forgotten about the rest of the year. He also has never been in the conversation about America’s best athlete.

Yet the competitive eater manages to unify people on the country’s most patriotic day as he inhales food that has become synonymous with the United States. Most professional athletes have chefs — and teams of people who prepare healthy food for them. Chestnut, at least in competition, dines on food that doctors advise against ingesting in large quantities. 

But Chestnut only knows large quantities, despite not being large himself. He has red, white and blue running through his veins — and perhaps some hot dog water, too. 

He’s a record-setter — and a reminder to never get in the way of an American and their beloved food. 

When he takes the stage at New York’s Coney Island on the Fourth of July, everyone watches to see whether he can break his Hot Dog Eating Contest record, one of the many he holds.

Unfortunately, those fans witness him compete in the 2024 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. The 16-time champion was banned for his sponsorship with Impossible Foods.

Instead, he will be live streaming a separate event at Fort Bliss in Texas to raise money for military families. It’s not the official Nathan’s contest, but the world can still witness Chestnut attempt to break some more records.

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Joey Chestnut records

The full list of Joey Chestnut’s eating records, according to Major League Eating. 

Food Amount Time (minutes) Year
Chicken wings, long form 182 30 2007
Hot dogs (men’s division) 76 10 2021
Pulled pork sandwiches 45 10 2007
Soft beef tacos, Taco Bell 53 10 2011
Hamburgers, Krystal 103 8 2007
Meat pies (6 ounces) 23 10 2016
Eggs (hard boiled) 141 8 2013
Deep fried asparagus spears (8.75-ounce) 12 pounds 10 2014
Pork ribs (rib meat) 13.76 pounds 12 2013
Corned beef sandwiches (8-ounce) 20 10 2012
Apple pie (3 pounds) 4.375 8 2013
Philly cheesesteaks (6-inch) 23 10 2011
Funnel cake 5.9 pounds 10 2009
Fish tacos (6-ounce) 30 5 2014
Tacos, traditional (3-inch tortilla) 126 8 2017
Mutton sandwiches (4-ounce) 81 10 2018
Jalapeno poppers 118 10 2006
Pepperoni rolls  36 10 2017
Shrimp wontons  390 8 2012
Pulled pork 9 pounds, 6 ounces 10 2006
Horseshoe sandwiches 6 pounds, 5 ounces 12
Pulled pork sliders 62 10 2014
San Pedro Fish Market shrimp 7 pounds 8 2018
Canteen sandwiches 18.5  10 2018
Gyros (8-ounce) 30 10 2016
Pork roll sandwiches (4-ounce) 61.5 10 2019
Burritos, long form 14.5 pounds 10 2016
Twinkies 121 6 2013
Boysenberry pie 14.5 pounds 8 2016
Tamales 102 12 2012
Gyoza 384 10 2014
Pastrami sandwiches (7-ounce) 25 10 2013
Gumbo (16-ounce bowls) 15 (1.875 gallons) 8 2015
Ice cream sandwiches 25.5 6 2018
Grilled cheese sandwiches 47 10 2006
Poutine 28 pounds 10 2019
Shrimp cocktail (9.6-ounce) 18 pounds 8 2018
Hostess Donettes  257 6 2018
Salt potatoes 13 pounds  10 2011
Turkey (whole) 9.35 pounds 10 2014
Pierogi 165 8 2014
Cheeseburgers, White Hut 52 10 2017
Pizza Hut P’Zones  7.5 10 2011
Kolache Factory kolaches (sausage and cheese) 56 8 2007
Brain tacos 54 8 2013
Croquetas  185 8 2019
Pepperoni rolls 43 10 2019
Canteen sandwiches 28.5 10 2019
Two-foot pizza slices 6.5 10 2019
Carnitas tacos (2-ounce) 82 8 2019
H-E-B True Texas Beef Brisket BBQ sandwiches 27 10 2019
Eggo-style waffles 81 8 2019
Ramen noodles (short form) 10 cups 1:50 2020
Cherry pie 17.5 pounds 8 2022
Cheesesteak egg rolls 3 oz 8 2023
Bologna Slices 14 pounds 8 2024

How many world records does Joey Chestnut hold?

According to MLE, Chestnut holds 55 world records across 55 disciplines. Chestnut has been a dominant figure at the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, but clearly, Captain America is no stranger to success in other settings. 

If you see him coming, hopefully there’s enough supply to go around. Because when Joey Jaws is in town, no restaurant is safe.

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