Shocking stats on possible calories consumed by hot dog contest champion, Joey Chestnut

12:10 AM, Jul 5, 2013   |    comments
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +

Joey Chestnut has done it again. He took the title at the 2013 Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest after he practically inhaled 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes' time. 

The frank-eating feat makes Chestnut the champion of seven Coney Island competitions. It also means he broke the previous world record of downing 68 dog/bun combos in the 10 minute time crunch- which he set in 2009.

With stats like that, it's safe to say his nickname,"Jaws" could not be better-suited. However, here are some other stats about Jaws that may just have your jaws dropping...

According Nathan's Famous Nutrition Information chart from March of 2013, one of their skinless hot dogs contains 460 calories. 

We crunched some numbers and found that at 69 servings, this hot dog heavyweight likely consumed a total of 31,740 calories! 

I repeat- that's 31,740 calories in ten minutes, and more than half of them were from fat. The chart shows there are 280 calories from fat in one frank. Simple math says 69 franks contain 19,320.

Here are some other heart-stopping (hopefully not literally) stats:

Grams of fat:

  • One hot dog: 32 g; 69 hot dogs: 2,208 g


  • One hot dog: 1,180 mg; 69 hot dogs: 81,420 mg 

  • One hot dog: 25 g; 69 hot dogs: 1,725 g

If the contest provides participants with the Nathan's Famous "Natural-Casing" hot dogs, we could cut the health facts above in half:


  • One hot dog: 290; 69 hot dogs: 20,010

Calories from fat:

  • One hot dog: 150; 69 hot dogs: 10,350

Grams of fat:

  • One hot dog: 17 g; 69 hot dogs: 1,173 g


  • One hot dog: 710 mg; 69 hot dogs: 49,990 mg


  • One hot dog: 24 g; 69 hot dogs: 1,656

*The Nathan's Famous Nutritional Information chart contains a few versions of their skinless hot dogs. Numbers may vary based on which type of hot dog was served*

You may also like...

Bad Bed Bugs: Bed bugs so bad Florida man leaves the country

Meth on the Move: Meth lab found in front seat of pickup after accident

Shroomin: Man caught getting high on mushrooms with live gator in backpack

Hot robber: Pretty female robber wrestles giant clerk, wins

HUGE skeeters: Galinipper giant mosquitos spotted in Florida

SHAAAAARK: Giant 300lb Mako shark jumps right into fishing boat

Hooters HottiesBeautiful women compete in 2013 Hooters swimsuit competition

My bad, Judge: Woman apologizes after flipping off judge

Teen Lesbian Support: Online support grows 18-year-old girl who had same-sex relationship with 15-year-old

Prostitute Roundup: 92 arrested in online sex sting

Yellow light bust: Florida shortens yellow lights to cause more red light tickets

Hottie Internet Convict: Woman behind mug shot meme sets the record straight

Homebrew Soda: Man claims to find Coca-Cola recipe, sells it on eBay

Snake record: 18-foot python caught in Florida!

Motorcycles and bikinis: Bikini bike wash!

Faces of Meth: Before and After pictures

Sex tape scandal: Miss Delaware Teen USA resigns

When neigh means neigh: Video shows man brutalizing, having sex with horse

Sex blog: Tampa area school CFO busted over her dirty sex porn blog *warning, GRAPHIC*

Nasty Nasty Dining: 10 of the nastiest restaurants in Tampa Bay in 2012

APP-tastic: Download the 10 News app for your iPad

Bikinis, mud, trucks: The Redneck Yacht Club

Naughty Schoolgirls: Naughty schoolgirl night at Tampa club pictures

Outrageous mug shot galleries...

Strange: Some of the most unusual mug shots we've seen

Notorious Women: Bad girls behind bars

Teachers: Teacher arrest mugshots

Prostitutes: Prostitute mug shots

Porn arrests: Child porn arrest mug shots

Local Mugs: Hillsborough County Mug shots

More unusual mug shots and galleries: 10 News slideshows and galleries

Most Watched Videos