The 10th Annual Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship Brings the World’s Top Eating Competitors to Downtown Los Angeles

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A Decade-Long Gyoza-Gorging Tradition Not to Be Missed!

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 20, 2016 will mark the 10th annual Day-Lee
Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship
, where the world’s top
competitive eaters will gather in downtown LA and see how many gyoza
(Japanese potstickers) they can down in 10 minutes. Joey
“Jaws” Chestnut
—the #1 competitive eater in the world ranked by Major
League Eating
(MLE), the reigning Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Champion,
and the World Gyoza Eating Record holder (384 gyoza)—will be back to
reclaim his title. Matt
“Megatoad” Stonie
, the 2015 Gyoza champ and #2 competitive
eater in the world, and Miki
Sudo
, #3 competitive eater in the world and reigning Women’s
Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Champion, will also be competing, hungry for the
win.

The Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship is the premier
competitive eating event on the West Coast and is notorious for hosting
the world’s top competitive eaters. The showdown challenges eaters to
devour as many Day-Lee Pride gyoza as possible in 10 minutes. The
competitors will be chowing down on nothing but the best; Day-Lee
has been making their famous high-quality gyoza with generous filling,
less dough, and no MSG for decades. Competitors – aside from consuming
platefuls of gyoza – will be vying for a $5,000 cash purse.

“The Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship is undoubtedly a
marquee event on our calendar,” said Rich Shea from Major League Eating
and the International Federation of Competitive Eating (IFOCE). “Over
the past decade, our competitors have shocked fans by making huge
strides in their capacity for gobbling up gyoza. In 2006, Joey Chestnut
secured a win after downing 212 gyoza. But in 2014, he set a new world
record when he ate 384. An unbelievable 81% increase! I can’t wait to
see what the competitors bring to the table this year.”

Part of the 76th Annual Los
Angeles Nisei Week Japanese Festival
, the eating championship is
hosted by the Nisei Week Foundation and sanctioned by MLE and the
International Federation of Competitive Eating (IFOCE). The main event
will take place at the Japanese
American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC)
Plaza in Los Angeles’
Little Tokyo district. The JACCC Plaza is located at 244 S. San Pedro
Street, LA, CA 90012. The main event will commence at 3:00 PM following
the Little Tokyo Eating Championship amateur contest at 2:00 PM and the
LAPD vs. LAFD Gyoza Eating Challenge at 2:30 PM. Admission is free;
limited seating and ample standing room will be available.

Additional information for the Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating
Championship can be found online at Facebook
and Twitter
(@EatMoreGyoza)
.

About Day-Lee Foods, Inc.

Day-Lee Foods, Inc., a leader in authentic Asian cuisine, manufactures
two frozen food brands for retail and foodservice customers: Day-Lee
Pride
, a line of 6 different types of gyoza found in Asian and
Japanese grocery stores throughout the U.S.; and Crazy
Cuizine
, a line of premium-quality Asian classics such as Mandarin
Orange Chicken, Teriyaki Chicken, Korean BBQ, and Chicken & Pork
Potstickers.

About the Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship

The Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship is hosted annually by
the Nisei Week Foundation at the Los Angeles Nisei Week Japanese
Festival and sanctioned by Major League Eating (MLE) and the
International Federation of Competitive Eating (IFOCE). Since 2006, the
contest has quickly become a marquee event on the MLE calendar,
attracting the best of the best to see who can eat the most Day-Lee
Pride gyoza (Japanese potstickers) in 10 minutes. The current world
record is 384 gyoza eaten by the 2014 champion, Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
(currently ranked #1 by MLE).

About the 2016 Los Angeles Nisei Week Japanese Festival

The Nisei Week Japanese Festival is recognized as one of the
longest-running ethnic festivals in the United States. It is a nine-day
event celebrating Japanese and Japanese American culture and history as
an integral part of the City of Los Angeles. All proceeds benefit the
Nisei Week Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
The 2015 festival will take place in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo district
from August 15-23. For more information, a calendar of events, and
volunteer information, visit www.NiseiWeek.org.

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