Joey Chestnut, well known for his incredibly hot-puppy-chomping prowess, on Wednesday set the benchmark for having rooster fingers.
The man nicknamed “Joey Jaws” scarfed down 44 Raising Cane’s marinated, hand-battered rooster fingers in 5 minutes to seize the restaurant’s 1st aggressive-consuming crown.
The location was the Las Vegas Strip, where by Elevating Cane’s has opened a flagship two-tale restaurant, and the occasion was livestreamed.
Chestnut, who on July 4 gained his 15th title at Nathan’s Well known Fourth of July Intercontinental Hot Canine Eating Contest at Coney Island by gobbling 63 pet dogs (with buns), claimed prior to this contest that rooster can be additional tough than franks.
“Fried foods is a little little bit more challenging mainly because you just can’t h2o it down,” the former San Jose and Vallejo resident instructed Fox News Digital. “But I have a approach down for rooster fingers. I have been education.”
He included: “The rooster is mouth watering. So that will make it simpler.”
No term on whether or not he supplemented with the peppery Cane sauce.
Elevating Cane’s, which operates just about 700 restaurants, has just recently entered the Bay Location industry. The initially area opened previously this thirty day period at 8430 Edgewater Push in Oakland and serves everyday from 9 a.m. until finally the wee several hours (2 a.m. most nights, right up until 3:30 a.m. weekends). Two much more spots — in Berkeley and Hayward — are planned for this yr.