The eyes of the world will turn toward the Deer District on April 6th as ten competitive eaters stuff their faces in pursuit of global burrito supremacy.
They will be squaring off in the inaugural World Burrito Eating Championship as part of National Burrito Day. How it ended up taking place in Milwaukee is unclear, but understanding the machinations of the burrito-industrial complex is not something laypeople can be expected to understand. Anybody who has inhaled a burrito or two after last call is probably thinking they would have a decent shot at the title right now, but these are the thoroughbreds of gluttony. They’d be there unwrapping another when you’ve moved on to texting your ex or falling asleep to infomercials.
Among the competitors is Joey Chestnut, whose Independence Day exploits are right up there with the Founding Fathers.
Chestnut has won Nathan’s Famous Hotdog Eating Contest an eye-popping 15 times, but he’s no one-trick pony. He’s currently Major League Eating‘s top-ranked competitive eater and holds 55 world records, including one where he took down 14 pounds of burritos in 10 minutes.
It’s all shaping up to be a magical day of chewing, swallowing, and belly-rubbing that you won’t want to miss. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you go, be sure to stick around after and visit the Drink Wisconsinbly Pub because nothing works up a thirst like watching other people eat.