Celebrate Donut Day on the USS Midway
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Top-ranked competitive eater Miki Sudo will square off with the legendary Matt Stonie on the flight deck of the USS Midway on Friday, June 7 for The Salvation Army’s National Donut Day Donut Eating Championship.
These two competitive eating juggernauts will fend off all challengers as The Salvation Army celebrates National Donut Day and remembers America’s veterans.
The Salvation Army’s long history of support to the men and women in uniform began in 1918 when more than 200 “Donut Lassies,” traveled to the fields of France and served the comforts of home (donuts and coffee) to soldiers during World War I.
The competition’s contestants will have eight minutes to eat as many glazed doughnuts as possible, according to the Salvation Army. Defending champion and number four-ranked competitive eater Matt Stonie and top-ranked female competitive eater Miki Sudo are both expected to compete. Stonie won last year’s event by eating 48 doughnuts.
“It is with incredible honor that Major League Eating and our slate of competitive eaters can take part in the Salvation Army’s effort to support our veterans in the sweetest way possible,” said Major League Eating emcee Sam Barclay. “We fully anticipate a new world record to be set in the doughnut- eating discipline.”
Joey Chestnut, the world’s top-ranked competitive eater, set the doughnut-eating record in 2017, downing 55 doughnuts in eight minutes. In addition to Stonie and Sudo, number 21-ranked Matt Hazzard, number 45-ranked Doug Ecks and number 49-ranked Mary Bowers are expected to compete in the event.
Donut Day guests arriving at the USS Midway on June 7 between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. can enjoy the Donut Eating Contest for free on the flight-deck and spend the remainder of their time touring the amazing USS Midway Museum.