07/04/2014 01:09 EDT | Updated 09/03/2014 05:59 EDT

Love amid gorge: Joey Chestnut proposes to girlfriend just before hot dog eating contest

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Will they serve hot dogs at the wedding?

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut took a timeout from the Coney Island hot dog competition on Friday to propose to a fellow competitive eater.

Chestnut got down on bended knee to make it official with longtime girlfriend Neslie Ricasa.

She said yes.

The happy couple hails from San Jose, California.