CORINTH, Miss. (AP) - Professional gorger Matt Stonie gulped down a record 43 slugburgers Saturday - one better than the nation's top-ranked food-gobbler Joey Chestnut - to keep his Slugburger Festival title.
The Daily Corinthian reports (http://bit.ly/1tHQYZN ) Stonie has now defeated Chestnut twice at the Corinth, Mississippi, festival and won three events overall.
Stonie set the previous mark for eating slugburgers in 10 minutes by gulping down 31 last year.
Juan Rodriguez finished third by eating 23 slugburgers. Nate Biller came home fourth with 13.
Slugburgers, a local delicacy, aren't made of slugs as the name implies. The secret recipe includes meat and a breading extender, such as soybean meal. The patty is deep fried and garnished with pickle, mustard and onion.
Chestnut promised to return next year to challenge Stonie again.
Information from: The Daily Corinthian.
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