Rufus Red Hots inaugural Hot Dog Eating Contest 2021

In honor of National Hot Dog month, Rufus Red Hots hosted its first Hog Dog Eating Contest Saturday, July 24, 2021, at its restaurant at 600 Broadway Street in Cape Girardeau. In the competition, 10 contestants took on the challenge of eating as many hot dogs as they could in seven minutes. Kyle "The Hitman" Hall took home the win by eating 14 hot dogs in the provided time. Dozens of people were also on-hand cheering on the contestants, and raffle prizes including free hot dogs and Vienna Beef merchandise were announced throughout the event.