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Joey Chestnut sets Raising Cane's chicken finger eating record

Raising Cane's is opening a new two-story restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip.

LAS VEGAS — Fifteen-time hot dog eating champion Joey Chestnut has swapped out weenies for chicken fingers.

Chestnut set a new record for chicken finger eating at Raising Cane's new flagship restaurant on the Las Vegas strip on Wednesday.

Chestnut set a Raising Cane’s record with 44 fingers eaten in five minutes.

In celebration of National Chicken Finger Day on Wednesday, Raising Cane’s will also be giving away a free chicken finger to its Caniac Club Members from July 27 through Saturday, July 30. Members must swipe their Caniac Club Card, place an order through the Cane's App or scan the QR code in the App.

Chestnut downed 63 hot dogs and buns at the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest.

“It hurts, but I was in the zone for a little bit. I was ignoring it,” said Chestnut.

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Raising Cane’s founder Todd Graves announced Monday he purchased 50,000 Mega Millions lottery tickets.

Raising Cane's said if any of the 50,000 tickets is the lucky number, each of its employees would win thousands based on current calculations.

The Mega Millions jackpot prize reached an estimated $1 billion Wednesday morning, after 29 consecutive drawings without a winner.

Credit: Raising Cane’s

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