It weighed 66 pounds.
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Charles Feltman, a German immigrant, is said to have invented the hot dog in the summer of 1867. More than 150 years later, the Coney Island restaurant that bears his name made another significant mark in hot dog history.

Feltman’s set out to claim the Guinness World Record for “World’s Largest Hot Dog” on June 26.


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Yep, that’s exactly what you think it is—a really, really big hot dog.

The 66-pound, 5-foot long, and 1-foot wide frankfurter didn’t go to waste. It was divided into portions and served at $10 per slice.

Feltman's hot dog slices
Credit: Feltman's


Feltman’s, a veteran-owned company, will donate part of the proceeds to Headstrong, a nonprofit organization that helps veterans who struggle with their mental health.

“I wanted to do something spectacular and monumental, because that’s the type of brand we are, but also, more importantly, I wanted to do something to help the vets,” said Feltman’s owner, Michael Quinn, to NBC New York.

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Though the official ruling from Guinness World Records isn’t expected to come in for another 12 weeks, it looks like the restaurant has the prize in the bag—unless someone cooks a 67-pound hot dog sometime in the next three months, that is.