A man can’t live on hot dogs alone!
Joey Chestnut has made a name for himself as a competitive eater and has won the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest 12 times.
But this year he set his sights on hamburgers and has once again taken the crown.
The 36-year-old has set a new world record by consuming 32 McDonald’s Big Macs in one sitting. The previous record was 30 Big Macs.
Chestnut was able to gorge on the gut-busting 32 sandwiches in 38 minutes.
The average Big Mac has 540 calories, so in total he ingested around 18,000 calories.
The California native documented the entire process in a video he uploaded this week.
“Today’s my cheat day, and I’m going to do something I’ve always wanted to do,” Chestnut begins in the clip. “I’m going to try to break the Big Mac record.”
The time-lapse video clocks the minutes as he ingests Big Mac after Big Mac.
The clip continues as he battles through the “meat sweats” and eventually comes out victorious.
“Thirty-two Big Macs,” he proclaims. “I finally did it.” Sorry Mickey D’s, he’s now the burger king!
Chestnut rose to fame after first winning the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest in 2007 by swallowing up 66 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes. At the time, he beat the six-time defending champ Takeru Kobayashi.
Chestnut has won the competition the last 12 out of 13 years and set a personal best in 2018 by eating 74 hot dogs in ten minutes.
Not limiting himself to burgers and dogs, Chestnut also holds world records for eating pepperoni rolls, carnitas tacos and poutine, among others.