McDonald’s Big Mac record holder on pace to eat 30,000 by May
Don Gorske is on track to eat 30,000 McDonald’s Big Macs by May, a record-shattering feat that he shrugs off as no big deal.
“The record would have happened whether or not Guinness [World Records] was there,” Gorske told FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo during an interview on Thursday. “The Big Macs are my favorite foods, so I’m just going to keep eating them every day.”
In August 2016, Gorske, who was featured in the documentary film "Super Size Me", ate 28,788 Big Macs, earning himself a spot in the Guinness World Record books -- an accomplishment for a “kind of unique” habit that he said was great to have recognized.
Gorske typically eats 14 Big Macs each week, purchasing them in bulk and microwaving them at home later. There have only been eight days in the past 44 years when Gorske did not eat a Big Mac, but McDonalds offers him no special incentives: HE pays $4.19 per burger, just like everyone else. On occasion, he and his wife eat out at other food establishments, but Gorske said he prefers not to because, occasionally, other patrons recognize him.
“A lot of times, I don’t like going out to eat, because people will come up to me and say ‘What are you doing here?’ and stuff,” he said. “But that’s alright.”
Although the McDonald’s burger accounts for about 90% to 95% of his diet, Gorske said he does not work out, instead relying on his hyperactive personality to naturally burn calories by keeping busy all day long.