In America, the hot dog eating war is in full swing

Netflix announced Wednesday a new hot dog-eating contest between two American and Japanese champions, after shocking veterans from one of their oldest rivalries in New York.

The streaming giant has released a map

“Unfinished Beef” Contest – Beef That means “Meat” and “Fight” or “Fight” – which will air live on Netflix on Labor Day, September 2 in the US.

On Tuesday, a brawl broke out in the small community of hot dog eaters.

Joey Chestnut, 1.85 m tall, 104 kg, and capable of devouring 76 hot dogs in ten minutes, was literally eliminated from the “Nathan’s Famous Fourth Yule Hot Dog Eating Contest” held every July 4th in New York since 1916. National holiday.

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The Major League Eating (MLE) organizer gave the reason?

Joey Chestnut wants to promote plant-based hot dogs this year, a plant-based meat and a competing brand with which he has an advertising contract.

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“Very disappointed to learn,” the man wrote on Instagram on Tuesday evening [son] shunned by the media after nearly 20 years” clarified after the match that he had “no contract with MLE or Nathan”.

Joey Chestnut has won the tournament 16 times.

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His best opponent was Takeru Kobayashi, but this Japanese champion was also pulled out of the Nathan tournament in 2010, following a disagreement over the exclusivity of the contract.

The more than century-old MLE competition refuses to allow its participants to represent brands other than its own, Nathan.

Saying he was “destroyed,” Joey denounced Chestnut’s commercial support for hot dogs in the form of plant-based meat substitutes sold under the Impossible Foods brand.

Before Netflix’s announcement, MLE was still trying to appeal to the big eater.

“Joey Chestnut is an American hero. “We would love nothing more than to have him in the tournament this year,” he said.

Every 4th of July, approximately 35,000 fans gather in the Coney Island neighborhood on the Atlantic coast south of the New York borough of Brooklyn.

The five biggest eaters share $40,000 and the first “mustard belt” wins with an additional $10,000.

According to the American press, who nicknamed him “Ja”, Joey Chestnut has spent hundreds of thousands, millions of dollars in recent years eating 30 Greek sandwiches in ten minutes or 182 chicken wings in 30 minutes.

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