Don Gorske is one happy man after finishing his 30,000th Big Mac. Picture: W-BAY TV
Don Gorske is one happy man after finishing his 30,000th Big Mac. Picture: W-BAY TV

‘Big Mac daddy’ eats record-breaking burger

AN American man who already holds the Guinness World Record for eating the most Big Macs just polished off his 30,000th combo of two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.

Don Gorske, 64, also known as the 'Big Mac Daddy' told the New York Post he had 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 keep eating.

"I love the patties, I love the sauce, I can't get enough of it," Gorske said two days after eating his 30,000th Big Mac at a local McDonald's near his home in Wisconsin.

"I'm trying to get to 40,000, and that'll take me another 14 years."

 

Gorske, a retired prison guard, who famously featured in the 2004 documentary Super Size Me because of his obsession with the 563-calorie sandwiches - insisted that his health is great despite the fact they take up 90 per cent of his diet.

"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.

Don biting into his 18,000th Big Mac back in 2001.
Don biting into his 18,000th Big Mac back in 2001.

He made the Guinness World Records in 2016, after eating 28,788.

He said he purchases six Big Macs on Monday, eats two on the spot and puts the rest in the refrigerator at home. On Thursday, he buys eight Big Macs and goes through the process again.

"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.

Don Gorske 29,000th burger

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."

This story originally appeared in the New York Post and has been republished with permission.

Don living the dream marking his 25,000th Big Mac milestone in 2011. Picture: AP
Don living the dream marking his 25,000th Big Mac milestone in 2011. Picture: AP

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