Joey Chestnut Banned from Fourth of July Hot Dog Contest for Veggie Partnership – Must-See Details Revealed!

New York, USA – Joey Chestnut, the legendary competitive eater who has clinched victory in the Nathan’s Fourth of July hot dog eating contest 16 times, will be notably absent from this year’s event. The decision comes after Chestnut chose to endorse vegan hot dogs over the traditional Nathan’s brand, leading to his exclusion from the competition.

In a surprising turn of events, Major League Eating announced that Chestnut, a dominant force in the hot dog eating world, will not be participating in the 2024 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest. The organization cited Chestnut’s affiliation with the vegan hot dog brand, Impossible Foods, as the reason for his exclusion.

Chestnut, known for his unparalleled talent in devouring hot dogs at record speed, expressed disappointment over the situation. He took to social media to express his frustration, stating that he had been “banned” from the event and emphasizing his love for competing in the iconic contest.

Despite his absence from this year’s Nathan’s contest, Chestnut’s legacy in the competitive eating realm remains unmatched. The 40-year-old athlete has secured numerous victories over the years, setting records and thrilling fans with his remarkable feats.

Major League Eating, the governing body behind competitive eating competitions, expressed its regret over the situation, acknowledging Chestnut’s status as a fan favorite and a formidable contender. The organization emphasized its willingness to welcome Chestnut back to future events if he chooses to end his endorsement deal with a rival brand.

As fans eagerly await Chestnut’s return to the competitive eating circuit, the absence of the reigning champion from this year’s Nathan’s contest adds a layer of intrigue to an event that has captivated audiences for decades. The longstanding tradition of the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest will continue, albeit without one of its most iconic competitors.