By the Numbers

79 — Age the late Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned on January 15th

27 — Age Justin Timberlake turns on January 31st

45.5 — Percent of total food dollars spent dining out in households headed by people under age 25, the highest of any age group, according to

70 — Percent of the China Doll company's black-eyed pea sales that occur near the end of December, coinciding with the Southern tradition of eating them for good luck on New Year's Day

1983 — Year of the first Memphis magazine restaurant poll

80 — Percent of Memphis subscribers who dined out as a result of reading this magazine, according to the 2007 Mediamark Research Study

1 — Number of people to get a free $19.99, four-pound Sasquatch burger from Big Foot Lodge for finishing it in an hour or less

11 minutes, 5 seconds — Time it took competitive eater Patrick Bertoletti to eat the monstrous burger during his visit

66 — Number of hot dogs eaten by winner Joey Chestnut in 12 minutes at Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest last year, beating out six-time winner Takeru Kobayashi, who only managed to finish 63

8.31 — Weight, in pounds, of Armour Vienna Sausages eaten by winner Sonya Thomas in 10 minutes at a 2005 competition

98 — Weight, in pounds, of Sonya Thomas

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

Fifty Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About St. Jude

January 1, 2012 01:00 AM

The Top Ten New Restaurants in Memphis for 2015

March 5, 2015 04:54 PM


March 1, 2008 12:00 AM
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Stories

Does the Lottery Help Students Beat the Odds?

November 24, 2015 01:09 AM

Q&A with Charles Lloyd

November 24, 2015 12:34 AM

Mayor Strickland, Meet Coach Fuente

November 24, 2015 12:17 AM

Add your comment:
Edit Module


Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Related Articles

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow TagsEdit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags