Myth Busted: Nathan's Hot Dog Contest, Often Won By San Jose Eater, Not So OldNathan's Famous hot dog-eating contest and its backstory were invented in the 1970s by PR men trying to get more attention for Nathan's.
San Jose's Joey Chestnut Downs 69 Franks To Beat Record, Win Hot Dog Eating ContestJoey Chestnut has downed 69 franks and devoured his own record in the annual hot dog eating contest.
San Jose Hot Dog Eating Champ Chestnut Does It AgainJoey Chestnut ate his way to a sixth straight win at the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Coney Island. The 28-year-old San Jose man scarfed down 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes.

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