Do you love your country?  Do you love hot dogs?  Do you place honor above all other virtues?  If so, you may have what it takes to go cheek-to-jowl with some of the world's great eaters, like Hirofumi Nakajima, Hungry Charles Hardy, Ed Becker, Kid Cary, Mike Devito, or the new world record holder and new world champion, Kazutoyo "The Rabbit" Arai.

Uncle Sam asks so little of us.  But he does have a request now.  If you are a leader, a champion, a true American, please compete in one of the regional Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contests. 

Nathan's is now running contests is 16 cities in the United States and Canada.  The contests are open to all those over 18 years of age.  To apply, simply e-mail your name, age, address, phone number, previous competitive eating experience, eating style and motivation to: