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McDonald’s superfan who has eaten 32,000 Big Macs proposed to his wife in McDonald’s

Joe Harker

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McDonald’s superfan who has eaten 32,000 Big Macs proposed to his wife in McDonald’s

Featured Image Credit: Guinness World Records

Don Gorske's life was forever changed on the fateful day of 17 May, 1972 when he went to the McDonald's in his home town of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

He said it was the first place he went after getting a new car, and that trip kicked off the habit of a lifetime which he's sustained for over 50 years.

When he got to that McDonald's, he ordered and ate three Big Macs for lunch, and liked the burger so much that he went back twice more in the same day to eat six more of the iconic burgers.

If you think you love Big Macs, Don Gorske has you beat. Credit: Guinness World Records
If you think you love Big Macs, Don Gorske has you beat. Credit: Guinness World Records

He's kept every receipt and every burger box to track his incredible history of burger eating, and he even eats the burgers for his birthday and on the holidays.

Don sticks candles into a Big Mac like a cake for his birthdays, and during Christmas he tucks into even more of them while the rest of his family are enjoying a more traditional meal.

Don loved McDonald's so much that he even proposed to his Mary wife there, and he's glad that she's been 'patient with me all these years'.

She said: "Don Gorske did not tell me about his Big Mac obsession when we first met, I'm not sure it was an obsession quite then.

He ate Big Macs every day, as a matter of fact sometimes I would bring him a Big Mac but I did not realise it would go on forever."

For a guy who eats about two Big Macs a day, Don is in surprisingly good health, and he puts that down to a mixture of an active lifestyle along with not eating much beyond his daily burgers.

Calling it the 'best sandwich in the world', he said from the first bite of a Big Mac he thought he was 'probably going to eat these for the rest of my life'.

Imagine eating these every day for 50 years. Credit: Fir Mamat / Alamy Stock Photo
Imagine eating these every day for 50 years. Credit: Fir Mamat / Alamy Stock Photo

While he does eat Big Macs, he tends to skip the fries and just stick to the burger in order to focus on what he really wants out of life.

He did eat a Burger King Whopper once back in 1984 after a friend bet him to do it, Don then spent the money he'd made on more Big Macs.

He's such a famous figure in McDonald's circles that his local even has his portrait on the walls and held a special event to celebrate 50 years of him eating Big Macs.

McDonald's recently had to deny that their burgers were shrinking, and if there's anyone who'd know about it, then it'd be Don.

Topics: US News, News, Weird, McDonalds, Food And Drink, Health

Joe Harker
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