Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): Takeru Kobayashi, a well-known Japanese competitive eater, can add another title to his list as he set the new world record for eating 13 grilled cheese sandwiches in one minute in Austin at South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW).
That comprises eating 26 pieces of bread and 13 slices of American cheese in a mere sixty seconds.
In an event held at the GroupMe Grill at the technology and interactive festival, Kobayashi shoved each sandwich down his throat by dunking them first in water. Recordsetter.com presided over the event; the website tracks world records, ABC News reported.
The number of grilled cheeses in one minute is a new category established on Sunday. Joey "Jaws" Chestnut earlier ate 49 grilled cheese sandwiches in 10 minutes. Kobayashi competed against four amateur food eaters, where he beat Managing Director of TechStars David Tisch, who ate four sandwiches in a minute.
The 33-year-old is most popular for his participation in the Nathan's Hot Dog eating content, where he held the record for six consecutive years. He ate 53.5 hot dogs in 10 minutes in 2006. Chestnut has since taken over the record; he downed 62 hot dogs and buns in 2011.
Kobayashi, who has been listed at about 130 pounds, said that his experience at SXSW has been mainly about eating food, but he is excited about the technology here, too.
"I am not very tech savvy, but recently I have gotten on a lot of things, like Twitter and Facebook to stay in touch with fans," he said. (ANI)
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