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Competitive eating champion Joey Chestnut was in Detroit on Tuesday (April 4) to eat a lot of coney dogs, and it was for a good cause.

He actually downed seven coney dogs in 60 seconds, along with two Detroit Pistons employees, during the third quarter of the Pistons’ game against the Miami Heat at Little Caesars Arena. The Pistons lost the game, 118-105.

Chestnut devoured seven of the 11 coney dogs during the event and raised $25,000 towards Forgotten Harvest, a mobile-food, rescue organization that works to relieve hunger in Detroit. Lineage Logistics donated $1,000 to Forgotten Harvest for every one coney dog eaten.

Earlier in the day, Chestnut devoured 38 wings in 3 minutes and 13 seconds, in honor of Detroit’s 313 area code. Watch both videos of Chestnut eating tons of wings below.

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