A retired prison guard in Wisconsin has been eating Big Macs every day for the last 46 years and he says he has never been healthier. The love affair between Don Gorske and McDonald's signature burger started in 1972 and has been going strong ever since. Gorske likes his Big Macs with two all beef patties with special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, and onions on a sesame seed bun.
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Wisconsin man downs his 30,000th Big Mac burger <a href="https://t.co/02kyPIS2q1">https://t.co/02kyPIS2q1</a> <a href="https://t.co/Ga1ntpUWR7">pic.twitter.com/Ga1ntpUWR7</a></p>— WFAA (@wfaa) <a href="https://twitter.com/wfaa/status/992616200835354624?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 5, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Gorske ate his 30,000th Big Mac Friday and he ate it at the same McDonald's where he ate his first. "At the time it was the only McDonald’s in town and I had just gotten my driver’s license," Gorske said. He currently holds the record for most Big Macs consumed, a title he is quite proud of. "I take that first bite, it was the best thing I had ever tasted in my life," he said.
His unusual attraction to Big Macs has landed him a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. Each day, Gorske eats two Big Macs and has only missed a total of eight days in 46 years. When it comes to his health, his cholesterol is low, his blood pressure is healthy, and he weighs less now then he did five years ago when he ate his 25,000th Big Mac. Gorske knew that his story would be hard to believe, so he saved every receipt, sandwich wrapper, and container, but he did lose thousands of Styrofoam cartons during a tornado in 1990.
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The record number of Big Macs Gorske has eaten has garnered him quite a bit of attention. Of course, no one could be happier about his accomplishment than 'Ole McDonald himself. Friday, television cameras and the regional McDonald's franchise owner showed up to commemorate his 30,000th consumed Big Mac. He has also appeared on the Rachel Ray Show, Jimmy Kimmel, Lopez Tonight, I've Got a Secret, Oprah, and Inside Edition. Gorske also appeared in the documentary feature Supersize Me.
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