There are sandwiches, and then there are sandwiches. In Jersey, we have plenty of places that offer large portions but when we're crowning the best, we need to be clear, we're not just talking about the sheer size of the food. We're talking about the uniqueness, quality, and craftsmanship of the overall sandwich. Yes, size does matter but it’s only half the battle.
Competitive eating is remarkable. We all might think it's a little gross that someone can shove 85 meatballs into their mouth but we have to give credit where credit is due. Men and women from all over the world continue to break outrageous eating records. For example, in 2018 Carmen Cincotti ate 2.43 gallons of chili in 6 minutes, and how about in 2005, Cookie Jarvis ate over 8 pounds of grapes in 10 minutes. All competitive eaters are highly skilled but no one can compare to Joey Chestnut.