Wisconsin Man Marks 50 Years of Daily Big Mac Meals

Right after getting his first car in 1972, Don Gorske of Fond du Lac, Wisc., said the first place he went was to the McDonald’s on Military Road. He purchased and ate three Big Macs at lunchtime. He then returned two more times that day, to consume a total of nine Big Macs in the same day. The following month, Gorske downed another 265 Big Macs — chalking up a whopping 4,600 calories and 247 grams of fat daily. What started out as a minor celebration ended up turning into a record-breaking streak. In 1999, he earned a Guinness World Record for the most Big Macs eaten in a lifetime, and in 2021 he updated his record, having eating a staggering 32,340 Big Macs. This week, Gorske is celebrating 50 years of eating a Big Mac almost every day since 1972. There have only been eight days in all that time that he didn’t have a Big Mac at least once a day. His notoriety even earned him an appearance in the 2004 Morgan Spurlock documentary about McDonald’s called Super Size Me. Gorske has also appeared on I’ve Got a Secret, The Rachel Ray Show, and on the Netflix series History 101. Surprisingly, Gorske maintains that he has no health issues, and his latest doctor visit put his cholesterol level at a healthy 156 mg/dl.