Contact: Steve Fryar
Date: Friday, June 28th
Location: Food Plaza #6 in Bangs, 106 E. Hall St
Date: Friday, July 12th
Location: Food Plaza #7 at 3701 U.S. Highway 377
Date: Friday, July 19th
Location: Food Plaza #3 at 2800 U.S. Highway 377
Date: Friday, July 26th
Location: Food Plaza #9 at 2800 Southside Drive
For all the hot dog lovers and amateur competitive eaters in the Brown County area, the first of several hot dog-eating contests will kick off at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Food Plaza #8, located at 1300 Early Blvd.
“It seemed like something fun to bring to town,” said Steve Fryar, president of Food Plaza. “The Nathan’s Coney Island contest is huge – why not bring something like that here?”
Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog eating contest is held at the Coney Island boardwalk restaurant. Joey Chestnut, from San Jose, Calif., holds the current record with 68 hot dogs and buns eaten in 10 minutes.
The contest is the newest addition to Food Plaza’s customer appreciation day activities that will be held at each location. During the appreciation day, residents can take advantage of deli and drink specials, which include 44-ounce fountain drinks for 47 cents, two breakfast sandwiches for $3, two Big Az hamburgers for $5 and much more.
“I invited residents to stop by any of the stores and check out our promotions,” Fryar said. “We have several food specials and giveaways for our customers”
Residents interested in competing in the contest will need to arrive at Food Plaza at 12:15 p.m. to register and the contest will start promptly at 12:30 p.m. The resident who eats the most hot dogs will receive a $50 Exxon customer card that can be used at any Exxon.
“The winner from Friday’s contest is more than welcome to compete at other locations,” Fryar said.