Charlotte will be the destination for one of America’s fiercest competitions -- Major League Eating. And yes, Joey “Jaws” Chestnut will be competing.
The contest will be held at American Burger Company, which is headquartered in Charlotte, for its second annual Roadstar Challenge on Saturday, July 23.
Chestnut will be coming off his victory at the Nathan’s Famous hot dog eating competition last month. Other top-ranked eaters will be competing against him.
The Roadstar burger is four, six-ounce beef patties and four slices of cheese. Competitors must eat four of these burgers.
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The winner receives a $2,000 prize.
“The laws of physics will not be obeyed, but history will surely be made,” said Richard Shea, president of Major League Eating.
There will be an amateur contest before the pros compete. The day will conclude with a concert by On the Border: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute.
The event will be held at American Burger Company’s South Park location on Fairview Road.
Tyler Fleming: 704-358-5355, @tyler_fleming96