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Takeru Kobayashi Wins 2009 Krystal Square Off World Hamburger Eating Championship

Kobayashi Dethrones Chestnut to Become Krystal King

Takeru Kobayashi continues to beef up his competitive eating record. Yesterday, the Japanese speed-eating demon defeated two-year reigning champion Joey Chestnut in the Krystal Square Off World Hamburger Eating Championship in Chattanooga, TN. Before a live televised audience and a crowd of 10,000, Kobayashi crushed the competition by eating 93 Krystal hamburgers in eight minutes over Chestnut's 81. In addition to reclaiming the title, which he's taken four out of six years, the Japanese victor also won $20,000. Although Chestnut won the Square Off last year with a record of 93 hamburgers, Kobayashi set a new standard by adhering to the contest's new rules. This year, Krystal imposed a "no dunking" rule, which prevented eaters from dipping their burgers in liquid. The competitors were also given five Big Angus Burgers at the start of the competition, each equal to five Krystal burgers in size. While I find competitive eating horrifying, I am still in awe of Kobayashi's accomplishment. I don't think I've ever eaten more than a large cheeseburger in one sitting. What's the most burgers you've ever eaten?


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courtneyd courtneyd 7 years
Yes, they are the same size as White Castles. They come with mustard, a pickle, and the re-hydrated onions on top. I believe White Castles has only grilled onions and a pickle. Krystal also has corn pups & chili cheese pups, which are miniature versions of corn dogs/hot dogs.
Food Food 7 years
Spectra, I've never had Krystals myself, but I'm pretty sure they're like White Castles in size.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Never heard of Krystal burgers, but are they like White Castle? The most burgers I've ever eaten at once is one, but I could probably eat 6 White Castle burgers at a time.
courtneyd courtneyd 7 years
I can put away a 10-pack of cheese Krystals pretty easily, but I'm definitely stuffed afterwards. 93 in 8 minutes is just insane. Oh how I miss Krystal.
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