Stiff Competition in Uranus

Stiff Competition in Uranus

Posted by Laura Abernathy Huffman on Mar 13th 2024


Competitors from across the globe seek title and $5,000 in prizes at inaugural event


URANUS, MISSOURI, March 14- Mayor of Uranus Louie Keen and Major League Eating have announced the 2024 Inaugural Eating Uranus Fudge Galactic Championship will take place in Uranus March 30th, 2024 beginning at 1:00 p.m.The competition takes place at Uranus Fudge Factory and General Store located at 14400 Highway Z, Saint Robert, Missouri. Event admission is free and open to spectators and the public.

Major League Eating’s biggest stars will shine as they pound down fudge from Uranus. The eater who has chowed down the most chocolate fudge from Uranus in eight minutes will be crowned the Eating Uranus Fudge Galactic Champion. The champion will not only claim the title, but set a new world record and earn $2,500 in cash prizes.

It’s the most delicious fudge in the whole entire galaxy. Uranus Fudge is a thrilling addition to Major League's circuit of sanctioned competitions. Major League Eating’s best competitors will bring their A-game to Missouri to set the first official world record in the discipline,” said Major League Eating host Mike Sullivan.


No stranger to world records himself, Keen noted that the Eating Uranus Fudge competition field holds over 70 world records. He anticipates a stiff competition in Uranus to crown the Eating Uranus Fudge Galactic Champion.


“The Best Fudge comes from Uranus’ is our slogan for a reason” Keen was overheard describing the fudge to tourists. In a later statement, the Mayor said he was “excited to be able to show off Uranus on an international stage through such a great competition and big-name competitors”  


Top-ranked eaters from around the world competing include:
● #2-ranked Geoffrey Esper from Oxford, Mass.
● #3-ranked Miki Sudo from Tampa, Fla.
● #4-ranked Nick Wehry from Tampa, Fla.
● #5-ranked James Webb from Sydney, Australia
● #6-ranked Gideon Oji from Morrow, Geo.

About Major League Eating- Major League Eating is the world body that oversees all professional eating contests. The organization, which developed competitive eating and includes the sport’s governing body, the International Federation of Competitive Eating, helps sponsors to develop, publicize and execute world-class eating events in all varieties of food disciplines. MLE-sanctioned eating contests provide dramatic audience entertainment and offer an unparalleled platform for media exposure. Major League Eating holds approximately 70 events annually, including the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, NY. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @eatingcontest.


About Uranus Missouri- during its first nine years of operation Uranus Fudge Factory & General Store has become the second most visited Route 66 attraction in Missouri. Uranus Missouri is also home to Uranus Sideshow Museum, Uranus Ice Cream Company, Uranus Putt Pirates Mini-Golf and the World’s Largest Belt Buckle. Uranus Fudge Factory has shipped mail-order fudge to every state in the United States and across Canada, and recently began shipping the galaxy’s best fudge internationally. Uranus Mayor Louie Keen opened his #2 location off I-69 at Anderson, Indiana April 2022. Uranus #3 will open in Richmond, Indiana later this year. For more information visit and follow us TikTok @uranusmissouri.


Uranus Fudge Factory & General Store
Michelle Shugars, Chief Marketing Officer
March 14, 2024