The Georgetown Safeway is celebrating National Chicken Wing Day with its first annual Chicken Wing Eating Contest. Ten contestants from around the country and the area will square off to see who can stomach the most chicken wings in the allotted five minute time period to win the grand prize of $250 cash and a $250 Safeway Card. This year, #7 ranked Gentleman Joe Menchetti of Connecticut will be going up against hometown favorite and #8 ranked Mike “Muchin” Longo of Dumfries, Virginia.
“Gentlemen” Joe Menchetti, Hartford, CT, Featured on America’s Got Talent eating 5 pizzas in 90 seconds
Mike “munchin” Longo, Dumfries, VA, holds the National Record for Italian Ice with 4 pounds 1.25 ounces
Ian “the Invader” Hickman, Rosslyn, VA, 9 pound burger in 9 minutes
Prizes: First place- $250 cash and $250 Safeway Gift Card, second place- $100 cash and $100 Safeway Gift Card, third place- $50 cash and $50 Safeway Gift Card, fourth place- $50 Safeway Gift Card, fifth place – $25 Safeway Gift Card.
Free Food for Spectators: Following the contest, all spectators will be treated to free Safeway chicken wings.
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
Pre-event media interviews begin at 12pm
Contest begins at 12:30PM
Location: Georgetown Safeway, 1855 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC