‘I’ve eaten 34,000 Big Macs – I should be dead by now’

By Staff

A man who has eaten more than 34,000 Big Macs in his lifetime has admitted many people thought his diet of McDonald’s burgers would kill him. Donald Gorske, 70, holds the Guinness World Record for most McDonald’s Big Macs eaten. He beat his record and set a new one of 34,128 Big Macs on January 1, 2024.

He first gained the Guinness World Records title in 1999. Mr Gorske, from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, said he has not grown tired of eating the same hamburger every day.

He said: “What makes me a Big Mac enthusiast is the hamburger. I knew I wanted to eat my favorite food, hamburger, every day.”

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“The best hamburger sandwich ever made was the Big Mac so that is what I wanted to eat every day. The main reason I stayed with this pursuit for so many years is that Big Macs are still my favorite food and I look forward to eating them every day.”, reports the Irish Star.

Mr Gorske eats two Big Macs a day, one for lunch and one for dinner. He doesn’t eat french fries and walks six miles a day. He said: “Many people thought I’d be dead by now, but instead, I’ve been a record holder for my 24th year. That’s pretty cool to me.”

He loves Big Macs so much he says he’s got the burgers stored in his freezer at home just in case McDonald’s isn’t open due to bad weather. He added: “I had one Burger King Whopper in 1984 and one Topper double burger in 1984. There are a lot of other burger chains that I have never had the desire to try.

“I’m blessed with a high metabolism and good health which allow me to eat Big Macs without gaining a lot of weight. I might be the only person alive who could eat Big Macs every day without ill effects.”

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The retired prison guard, who thinks he will always hold the Guinness World Record, said: “The advice I’d give someone who would like to challenge my record title is ‘don’t’. I’ll be dead before you could even challenge it.

“Being a Guinness World Record title holder is both flattering and humbling to me. When I got my first Guinness World Record book in 1970, I said, ‘There’s one record that I could do eat hamburgers every day’.”

He added: “In 1972, I ate my first Big Mac and have been counting ever since. It took Guinness 25 years to recognise my record and now it could be one of Guinness’ longest continuous records ever.

“This was never a record for one day just to get into the record book but rather an every day record, day after day, now after more than 50 years of eating the same meal every day, I ask myself, ‘Where did the time go?'”

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