Guinness World Records holder Wisconsin man eats 30000th McDonald's hamburger

Don Gorske 59 a retired prison guard eats his 25,000th Big Mac on Tuesday May 17 2011 at a Mc Donalds in his hometown of Fond du La Wis. Guinnes

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.

Gorske sat down for his 30,000 Big Mac on Friday in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, on Friday.

Over the past 44 years, Gorske has only gone a day without eating a Big Mac eight times. Gorske says he's driven not by the challenge of reaching new milestones but by his love of hamburgers. He drove in a snowstorm to buy the sandwich but the restaurant was closed. On the day that McDonald's founder Ray Kroc died in 1984, Don ate Big Mac number 5,978.

"Don has a passion for Big Macs like no other", Rause said.

He suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder and has kept nearly every receipt for every Big Mac he's purchased.

Don Gorske is tall and thin with a graying ponytail.




He has actually been the record holder for some time now, as Guinness World Records officially documented him at 28,788 in 2016.

In fact, when Gorske ate his 20,000th Big Mac on July 19, 2004, he told us thirty thousand "isn't that far off".

He even has the day when McDonald's switched to shredded lettuce marked down: February 10, 1999.

In case you're wondering, Gorske says his cholesterol and blood pressure are normal and he weighs five pounds less than he did when he ate his 25,000th Big Mac in 2011. In 2003, Ellen DeGeneres asked him to get his cholesterol checked, and it was 140.

Gorske has appeared in numerous television shows including Rachel Ray Show, Oprah, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Inside Edition, and Lopez Tonight. Each Big Mac has about 540 calories and is made up of two beef patties, regular burger ingredients and the distinctive special sauce. He was featured in the movie "Supersize Me". He immediately eats two of them and refrigerates the rest for later.

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