Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

It's No Contest as Pub Boss Sees off Hot Dog Eating Rivals

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

It's No Contest as Pub Boss Sees off Hot Dog Eating Rivals

Article excerpt

A STOCKTON pub owner proved himself top dog in his own hot dog eating contest.

The unusual competition was part of the New Year's Eve celebrations at The George pub on the high street.

Owner Craig HarkerS said: "Because we have had a go at the tallest burger in the UK and the biggest parmo in the world we wanted to keep going with the "Man verses Food" theme."

He said he had heard about the hot dog eating challenges in America but hadn't seen anything similar here.

Five contestants signed up for the novelty challenge and were cheered on by a crowd of onlookers.

And it was pub boss Craig who munched his way to the title of The George's hot dog eating champion.

He explained each hot dog is eight inches long and must include the bun.

"It sounds easier than it actually is," said Craig, 26. …

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