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Nathan’s Famous Turns 100! Board Director Wayne Norbitz Recalls History

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Founder Nathan Handwerker, circa 1955 (photo courtesy of Nathan's)

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—At one hundred years old, Nathan's Famous is arguably America's oldest quick service restaurant chain that has franchised restaurants. On July 4th, it will be the gathering ground for the wiener world when Nathan's holds its annual Fourth of July hot dog eating contest.

Eating Champ Kobayashi Freed from Jail

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Kobayashi lifts himself up to see yesterday's competition, Image/Flickr

Joey Chestnut Easily Wins 2010 Nathan's Hot Dog Competition

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Fellow eater Sonya Thomas, a Burger King manager, photo/Wikipedia

Pepto-Bismal Promises Relief to Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contestants

CONEY ISLAND, N.Y. — For today's contestants of the annual Nathan's hot dog eating contest, sayonara indigestion, hello pink juice. 

American Wins Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Again

NEW YORK (Blue MauMau) - America's defending champion, Joey Chestnut, has won one more time against Japanese contender and six-time champion, Takeru Kobayashi, for the title of mustard belt at Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest in Coney Island.