Don Gorske, 64, has eaten his 30,000th Big Mac
A man who already holds the Guinness World Record for eating the most Big Macs just chowed down on his 30,000th to set a new world record.
According to The Sun, the man identified as Don Gorske said he has been eating two McDonald’s Big Macs every day for the past 46 years – and the only thing he wants to do in retirement is shove even more of them into his mouth.
“I love the patties, I love the sauce, I can’t get enough of it,” the 64-year-old told the New York Post two days after eating his 30,000th Big Mac at a McDonald’s near his home in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
“I’m trying to get to 40,000, and that’ll take me another 14 years,” said the retired prison guard.
Gorske – famously featured in the 2004 documentary “Super Size Me” because of his obsession with the 563-calorie, fat-laden sandwiches – insisted that his health is great.
“I’m healthy as a horse. I weigh 190 pounds, and my cholesterol is 165,” he said. “I’m better than normal.”
Gorske said he has eaten at least one Big Mac almost every day since May 17, 1972, and has kept the receipts to prove it. He made the Guinness World Records in 2016, after eating 28,788.
He says he purchases six Big Macs on Monday, eats two on the spot and puts the rest in the refrigerator at home.
“I don’t freeze them, I just put them in the fridge and take them out when I want one. I microwave them, I like them like that,” Gorske said.
On Thursday, he buys eight and goes through the process again.
Gorske said he does not get any special incentives from McDonald’s and pays the same price for his burgers as everyone else.
“I don’t feel they owe me anything,” he said, adding that the owner of his local franchise is a “super nice guy trying to make a living.”
He said the burgers make up about 90 percent of his diet.
He also consumes at least one McDonald’s Fruit N’ Yogurt parfait a day.
“My wife was at me to eat more fruits and vegetables, and the parfaits at my local store are only $1,” he said.
Gorske said he “can’t remember” the last time he ate an apple or a banana.
“Last year, I had some corn,” he said.
Over the past 44 years, Gorske has only gone eight days in total without consuming a Big Mac.
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.
“You can’t take Big Macs in front of the inmates,” he said.
Gorske, who has thousands of Big Mac cartons in his home, said several people have suggested he suffers from a form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
But “it’s not a disorder at all,” he said. “Eating Big Macs doesn’t affect me as far as my health goes. Eating Big Macs is what I love.”