World Bagel Eating Championship 2024

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MLE competitors to battle for champion title and $10,000 in prize money

The Siegel's Bagelmania World Bagel Eating Championship 2024

LAS VEGASMajor League Eating is thrilled to announce the return of the sensational face-off that captivated the world: The Siegel’s Bagelmania World Bagel Eating Championship! #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, NV.

Last year’s National Bagel Day was nothing short of legendary. #2-Ranked Competitive Eater 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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About Siegel’s Bagelmania

Siegel’s Bagelmania is a modern-day Jewish delicatessen and bakery in Las Vegas that has been serving up the finest authentic recipes since 1989. It’s a local hidden gem behind the glitz and glamour of The Strip, where the “who’s who” of Vegas gather for from-scratch recipes and house-made breads, bagels, and pastries. The restaurant features around the clock breakfast and lunch inspired by Jewish deli staples as well as catering for private events. The 10,000 sq. ft. flagship location is next to the Las Vegas Convention Center and pays tribute to an old school family-centric dining experience. With 200 seats in a spacious dining room, a private dining room that can be rented out for parties or special events, an outdoor patio with cooling misters, a full bar with slot machines, an expansive to-go delicatessen and bakery with a pop-up display of Las Vegas’ famous Pinkbox Doughnuts, Bagelmania is a destination for visitors and locals alike. Siegel’s Bagelmania also serves people traveling to and from Las Vegas with a location at Harry Reid International Airport inside the A Gates in Terminal 1. For more information visit and follow on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.

About Major League Eating

Major League Eating is the world body that oversees all professional eating contests. The organization, which developed competitive eating and includes the sport’s governing body, the International Federation of Competitive Eating, helps sponsors to develop, publicize and execute world-class eating events in all varieties of food disciplines. MLE-sanctioned eating contests provide dramatic audience entertainment and offer an unparalleled platform for media exposure. Major League Eating holds approximately 70 events annually, including the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, NY. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @eatingcontest.

The Siegel's Bagelmania World Bagel Eating Championship 2024