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Hot Dog Eating Champ to be in Slug Burger Eating Contest

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

CORINTH, Miss.- Hot dog eating champ Joey Chestnut will take on the Mississippi Slugburger on Saturday in Corinth.

Main Street Corinth made the announcement over the weekend on its Facebook page.

On July 4, at Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest, Chestnut broke the record he held jointly downing 69 hot dogs.

Chestnut's closest competition was Matt Stonie with 51 hot dogs.
Stonie is the slugburger record holder having downed 30 slugburgers in 10 minutes to become the first world slugburger eating champion last year.

the 26th annual slugburger festival is saturday in corinth.
the eating contest is at 4:30 p.m. at the crossroads museum.