A warning for all the fast food lovers out there: this diet is not recommended. A retired Wisconsin prison guard ate his 30,000th Big Mac last week — 46 years after eating his first.
WBAY-TV reports that Fond du Lac resident Don Gorske holds the Guinness World Record for eating the most Big Macs. The 64-year-old has eaten at least one Big Mac every day since May 17, 1972.
“If I go for 40,000, that’ll take me another 14 years or whatever like that. I don’t think people celebrate 35,000 at all, so we’re probably looking at 14 more years down the road, and I’ll be 78 years old then! So we’ll have to see how I’m doing then, you know?” Gorske told WBAY-TV.
Michael “Jim” Delligatti, a Pennsylvania-based McDonald’s franchisee, invented the Big Mac in 1967. Delligatti died in November 2016 at the age of 98.
While the Big Mac was a huge hit at Delligatti’s 47 restaurants, McDonald’s corporation resisted adding it to its national offerings until 1968. A TV-ad jingle listing off the sandwich’s ingredients of “two all-beef patties, ‘special sauce,’ lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame-seed bun” secured it a place in the memories — and stomaches — of Americans everywhere.
In case you’re wondering, Gorske says that his cholesterol and blood pressure are normal, and that he actually weighs less than he did after his 25,000th Big Mac. But still, don’t try this at home kids.