New Record Set in Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest Steph Spencer July 5 New York, News ©ASterix611 Competitive eater Joey “Jaws” Chestnut has triumphed once again at Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, beating his own record in the over-the-top event that is held every Independence Day on Coney Island. Chestnut downed 69 hot dogs to claim his seventh consecutive title in the well-known competition. This establishes a new record for the most hot dogs eaten in the contest, breaking the old record that Chestnut set in 2009. Check out more about this in New York Daily News Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Let\'s Make Sure You\'re Human ... *Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA. × 1 = Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.