You may as well call Donald Gorske “The King of Big Macs”.
After first obtaining the Guinness World Records title for the most Big Mac burgers eaten in a lifetime in 1999, Donald has now bested his record 22 years later, after totaling his new burger-eating count to 32,340 Big Macs.
Although the Fond du Lac, Wisconsin (USA) resident was officially verified for his Big Mac feat in the late 90s, he has been consuming an average of two Big Macs a day since 1972.
Why, you ask? According to Donald, he can’t get enough.
Donald’s routine involves eating two Big Mac burgers per day, meaning a grand total of 14 a week.
His fast-food journey began May 17, 1972 after he got his first car. At that point, he would eat up to 9 burgers a day!
As one can imagine, Donald takes Big Mac consumption quite seriously, and has kept track of every single burger he has eaten since that day in 1972.
In fact, he has every container, along with every receipt, organized in boxes and pouches by year! He even marks when he gets them on a daily calendar to keep tabs on his frequency.
Big Macs even play a role in Donald’s relationships! When he was dating his now-wife Mary, she would sometimes bring him a Big Mac as a surprise.
With 563 calories per sandwich, many wonder how Donald is able to maintain his health while consuming so much fast food.
Donald says his secret is mainly eating the two burgers per day as his general meals and skipping out on the french fries.
Even with over 30,000 Big Macs in his system, Don still has a great blood sugar level, an exceptionally good cholesterol, and walks about six miles per day to maintain his health.
He has even passed down his Big Mac passion from generation to generation, taking pictures with his granddaughter Serena trying her first Big Mac!
Many people all over the world who have heard Donald’s story have written to him and sent him their McDonald’s collectibles items knowing he will appreciate them. Most are vintage from several decades ago.
However, one thing is for certain. As time goes on, Don will continue his love of the Big Mac burger for the rest of his life, as he plans on officially updating his record title in the years to come.