An American man has eaten his 30,000th Big Mac this week, in the same McDonald's restaurant where he first tasted the sandwich in back in 1972. He also appeared in the movie Supersize Me.
"I'm healthy as a horse".
Having now eaten 30,000 over the past 46 years, that means on average Gorske eats 1.8 Big Macs per day for four-and-a-half decades. He made the Guinness World Records in 2016, after eating 28,788. On the day that McDonald's founder Ray Kroc died in 1984, Don ate Big Mac number 5,978. After consuming No. 30,000, he took one for the road.
"People make fun of me, but it never bothered me", Gorske said.
On Thursday, he buys eight and goes through the process again.
Gorske does not get any special incentives from McDonald's and pays the same price for his burgers as everyone else. Big Macs account for 90 to 95 percent of his diet.
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But to understand just how devoted a fan Gorske is, I think we need to break out the calculator.
Gorske said he "can't remember" the last time he ate an apple or a banana.
The 64-year-old said: "At the time it was the only McDonald's in town and I had just gotten my driver's license".
And on those days, it was because he had to do double shifts at his former job at Waupon Prison and couldn't get out the door.
These kudos as well came straight from national headquarters: "We are lovin' Don Gorske's enthusiasm for our iconic Big Mac sandwich and appreciate his ongoing loyalty".
But it's an absurd number of Big Macs.