Everything you need to know about the 2022 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

Grilling out, lighting fireworks, watching adults cram as many wet, gross hot dogs in their gullets as possible. It’s the Fourth of July and return of the iconic, disgusting tradition of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.

As it’s been for the last 15 years, Joey Chestnut is the dominant master of the men’s competition. Chestnut has only lost once since his first win in 2007, and he’s somehow even getting better. Last year he broke the world record by consuming 76 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, beating the previous record by one — which he set in 2020.

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