…and dies. Just joking. He didn’t die, but it would not be very surprising.
Joey Chestnut, the number one in Major League Eating , gobbled down 413 Hooters chicken wings in 12 hours at the Mall of Georgia, according to a news release.
He celebrated National Chicken Wing Day by taking maximum advantage of Hooters’ $15.99 all-you-can-eat special. He started at 11 a.m. Monday and ate 250 by 5:50 p.m. to get a T-shirt, but he was still hungry so he continued to eat in his new T-shirt for several more hours.
Chestnut, known as “Joey Jaws,” won his 12th Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest (the video is worth watching just for the spectacular intro) on July 4th and is the Nathan’s record holder with 74 dogs (plus buns) consumed in 10 minutes. Chestnut is also known for taking his preparation very seriously, performing mouth exercises that include weights.