VIDEO: American Coney Island coney dog eating contest will benefit Detroit Police & Fire Charities

(WXYZ) - Do you have what it takes to be a coney dog eating champion? Detroit's famous American Coney Island is inviting you to find out during a charity eating contest that will take place this week.

Their fourth annual Coney Dog Eating Challenge takes place on Thursday. It's all part of an effort to raise money for the Detroit Police and Fire Charities.

Internationally known competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi will be at the event.

Grace Keros from American Coney Island and Mark Jackson from the Detroit Fire Department joined us to talk about the fundraising effort.

We also decided to have our own contest, to see who would win bragging rights – Keenan Smith or Erin Nicole.

You can see the entire interview and Coney eating contest in the video player above.

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