Bayonne’s first Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest;” will be held on July 19th at 12 noon in front of Bayonne’s most famous hot dog business Petridis Hot Dogs, located at Broadway and 25th Street.
Pictured above holding hot dogs for the July 19 Hot Dog Eating Contest; Mary Divock, executive director of the Bayonne Town Center, Interim Bayonne Mayor Terrence Molloy, and Bishop John Robinson, pastor of Evangelical Gospel Tabernacle, all three will be judges for the event.
Also in the picture (far left) Petridis manager Melanie Kapnisis, Owner Jack Musarra (in back) and Bayonne Recreation Supervisor Pete Amadeo who first introduced the idea for the contest.
The event is being sponsored by the BayonneTown Center and the City of
Registration for the event was held from Thursday July 3 to Wednesday July 9th.
Trophies will be awarded to the top three contestants who eat the most hot dogs.
Everyone is welcome to come watch the event.
Jack Mussara the owner of Petridis Hot dogs along with his wife Carol who is a third generation Petridis; have been selling hot dogs at the 25th and Broadway location for 20 years.
Musarra said “The business was first started by Carol’s grandfather using a cart in 1923; then his son George; Carol’s father, continued running the business from a store across the street.”
The Rain date for the event will be July 20th.