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Pro-Eater Joey Chestnut Sets Pizza Eating Record in Metairie [Photos]

How many slices of pizza can you eat in one sitting? Maybe 3 or 4? How about slices that measure 2 feet from crust to tip? That number drastically drops to maybe 1 or even half of one. Well if you’re a repeat winner of Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest those two-foot slices might not be so bad.

Joey “Jaws” Chestnut of San Jose, who you of course know as the hot dog champion, proved yet again why he’s the No. 1-ranked competitive eater in the world. Chestnut took home the prize belt after eating six and a half slices in 10 minutes, just edging Geoffrey Esper, who could only finish six slices. Several locals competed in the contest as well including Adrian Morgan of Metairie. 


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What a day! @joey.chestnut is the Fat Boy’s Pizza Eating champ!

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The event as hosted by the Metairie pizza shop Fat Boy’s Pizza. The event was scheduled as a Major League Eating event and drew four of the top-10 ranked competitive eaters in the league to Old Metairie. Major League Eating hosts Nathan’s hot dog eating contest on the Fourth of July, and various competitions throughout the country. 

The contest brought out hundreds of people who were overjoyed to watch some of the biggest and best eaters on the planet chow down on some oversized pizza slices.

See some of the best moments below from yesterday’s Fat Boy’s Pizza contest. 



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@joey.chestnut and Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan visited Fat Boy’s to get ready for Sunday’s Pizza Eating Championship.

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Fat Boy’s Pizza was opened by Gabe Corchiani, a former UNO basketball great who wants the contest to be an annual event. Fat Boy’s Pizza is located on 2565 Metairie Rd, Metairie, LA 70001. 


Featured Images: Shawn Fink

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