Major League Eating is thrilled to announce the return of the sensational face-off: The Siegel's Bagelmania World Bagel Eating Championship! No. 1-ranked competitive eater Joey Chestnut and other top-ranked Major League Eating athletes are slated to compete at the second annual Siegel’s Bagelmania World Bagel Eating Championship on Saturday, January 13, 2024. The event takes place at 11 a.m. at Siegel's Bagelmania, 252 Convention Center Drive, Las Vegas.

Last year's National Bagel Day was nothing short of legendary. Geoff Esper didn't just participate, he dominated, obliterating records with a staggering 17.75 bagels with cream cheese in eight minutes.

But he wasn't alone on the battlefield. Titans like Nick Wehry and Miki Sudo were hot on his trail, consuming 14.75 and 12.75 bagels, respectively.

In honor of National Bagel Day, Major League Eating competitors will return to the iconic Siegel’s Bagelmania in Las Vegas to battle for the championship title and $10,000 in prize money. The event is open to the public. Guests who attend will receive a free commemorative t-shirt, while supplies last.

In a league of its own, Siegel's Bagelmania has been delighting fans with their quintessential New York-style bagels, bridging the gap between the East Coast and Las Vegas for more than 30 mouth-watering years. Siegel’s Bagelmania is a modern-day Jewish delicatessen and bakery that is one of the city’s most iconic meeting spots for influencers, business and community leaders, celebrities and professional athletes. Siegel’s bagels have been voted Best Bagels in Las Vegas as winner of Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Best of Las Vegas for several consecutive years.

Other top-ranked eaters in attendance will include:

Number-two-ranked competitive eater, Geoffrey Esper from Oxford, Mass.

Number-three-ranked competitive eater, Miki Sudo from Tampa, Fla.

Number-four-ranked competitive eater, Nick Wehry from Tampa, Fla.

Number-five-ranked competitive eater, James Webb from Sydney, Aus.

Number-eight-ranked competitive eater, Derek Hendrickson from Las Vegas, Nev.

Number-nine-ranked competitive eater, Patrick Bertoletti from Chicago, Ill.

“Las Vegas is where all great competitors come to showcase their talents and become world champions,” said Sam Barclay, emcee at Major League Eating. “This year, we anticipate a new world record as our top-eaters fight for the prestigious title of Bagel-Eating Champion.”

“Last year's debut was a hit but get ready for an epic sequel. We are thrilled to welcome Joey Chestnut and his fellow competitors to battle for the world title and $10,000 in prize money,” said Michael Crandall, chief business officer with Siegel’s Bagelmania. “We welcome the public to join us for this fun, unforgettable event and enjoy the best bagels in Las Vegas. What better way to start the year than the World Bagel Eating Championship at Siegel’s Bagelmania?”

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