Joey Chestnut breaks silence after studying he can not compete in 2024 sizzling canine consuming contest

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Main League Consuming introduced on Tuesday that Joey Chestnut is unable to take part within the 2024 Nathan’s Sizzling Canine Consuming Contest after he partnered with a rival model.

Chestnut not too long ago signed a cope with Unattainable Meals, a rival of Nathan’s that has launched a vegan wiener.

Thus, Main League Consuming dominated that so long as the 16-time winner of the competition has a cope with Unattainable Meals, he won’t be allowed to compete on the July 4 spectacle.


Aggressive eater Joey Chestnut attends a weigh-in ceremony earlier than the Nathan’s Well-known July Fourth sizzling canine consuming contest, Monday, July 3, 2023, in New York.  (AP Picture/John Minchillo)

Chestnut mentioned on X, previously Twitter, that he discovered he was “banned” from the occasion by way of social media.

“I used to be gutted to study from the media that after 19 years Im [sic] banned from the Nathan’s July 4th Sizzling Canine Consuming Contest,” Chestnut wrote. “I really like competing in that occasion, I really like celebrating America with my followers throughout this nice nation on the 4th and I’ve been coaching to defend my title.

“To set the report straight, I do not need a contract with MLE or Nathans they usually want to change the foundations from previous years because it pertains to different companions I can work with. That is apparently the premise on which I’m being banned, and it doesn’t impression the July 4th occasion.

Joey Chestnut

Aggressive eater Joey Chestnut competes within the Nathan’s Well-known Worldwide Sizzling Canine Consuming Contest at Coney Island on July 4, 2012 within the Brooklyn borough of New York Metropolis. Chestnut gained the lads’s division by efficiently tying his personal world report by consuming 68 sizzling canine in 10 minutes.   (Andrew Burton/Getty Photos)


“Sadly, that is the choice Nathan’s and Main League Consuming are making, and it’ll deprive the good followers of the vacation’s standard pleasure and leisure. To my followers, I really like you and respect you. Relaxation assured that you simply’ll see me eat once more quickly!! STAY HUNGRY!”

Though Chestnut is greatest recognized for his efficiency with the wieners, his web site says that he travels “200 days” out of the 12 months competing. Thus, he has quite a few different information.

Only a few of these embody his 32 Bic Macs in 38 minutes, 44 Elevating Cane’s hen fingers in 5 minutes and 61.5 four-ounce pork roll sandwiches in 10 minutes.

Chestnut famously took down a protester on the 2022 occasion by way of chokehold, which did not section him one bit. He nonetheless downed 63 canine and buns.

Joey Chestnut and hot dogs

Aggressive eater Joey Chestnut holds a plate of hotdogs representing his world report for consuming 76 hotdogs and buns in ten minutes throughout a weigh-in ceremony earlier than the Nathan’s Well-known July Fourth sizzling canine consuming contest, Monday, July 3, 2023, in New York.  (AP Picture/John Minchillo)


The 40-year-old, broadly considered the GOAT in his sport, has gained the competition yearly however one since 2007. He was upset by Matt Stonie within the 2015 competitors however has since rattled off eight straight victories within the contest.

Chestnut’s 76 canine and buns within the 2021 contest stay a world report. He ate 62 final 12 months, sufficient to defend his title (in simply 10 minutes).

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