Netflix: Joey Chestnut VS Takeru Kobayashi In Hot Dog Eating Contest

Joey Chestnut has been banned from Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest but he's got an even bigger matchup lined up. 

Chestnut will take on rival Takeru Kobayashi in a live hot dog-eating contest on Netflix on Labor Day. Variety says the location for the September 2nd event, titled Chestnut vs. Kobayashi: Unfinished Beef, will be announced at a later date.

Chestnut says, “Through all of my years in competitive eating, Kobayashi stands out as my fiercest rival. Competing against him pushed me to be so much better. I know that fans have waited a long time for another chapter of our rivalry and I can’t wait for our massive showdown live on Netflix! It’s time to give the people what they want!”

This comes only a day after Chestnut was ousted from Coney Island’s iconic Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest because he signed a deal with vegan hot dog brand Impossible Foods.

Chestnut is a 16-time champion at Nathan’s Fourth of July contest with the world record of 76 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Kobayashi is a six-time Nathan’s champ. They last faced each other in 2009, with Chestnut winning the contest.

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