Wisconsin Man Downs His 30000th Big Mac, Setting New World Record

  • Wisconsin Man Downs His 30000th Big Mac, Setting New World Record

Wisconsin Man Downs His 30000th Big Mac, Setting New World Record

Don Gorske has been eating Big Macs for more than 46 years and has set the record for most Big Macs consumed in the Guinness Book of World Records.

A 64-year-old Wisconsin man has eaten his 30,000th Big Mac and not only has lived to tell the tale, but claims low cholesterol and "perfect" blood pressure.

For those who ever played the McDonald's Monopoly game, you might be distressed to hear Gorske has kept about 6,000 boxes from Big Macs, many of them in pristine condition. He made a promise to his mum who made him promise not to eat a Big Mac on the day she died on 27 April 1988. Gorske says that the only reason that he has achieved this feat is - well - he just really likes burgers. It wouldn't be the first time.

The food chain promoted the Big Mac fan's record-breaking ingestion, which happened under the "golden arches" on Military Road at 3 p.m. McDonald's Fox Valley's franchise owner D.W. Rause was there for the event.

Gorske also collects mementos of his Big Mac orders. USA Today reports that he has thousands of receipts, sandwich wrappers, and containers.

"Don has a passion for Big Macs like no other", Rause said.

He even has the day when McDonald's switched to shredded lettuce marked down: February 10, 1999.

Gorske, tall and lanky, has a meticulous memory and a penchant for details. In 2003, Ellen DeGeneres asked him to get his cholesterol checked, and it was 140.

Gorske ran the San Diego Marathon in 2006 - carrying his 21,387th Big Mac over the finish line. He was featured in the movie "Supersize Me".

Each Big Mac consists of two 1.6oz beef patties, three slices of bread, American cheese, lettuce, pickles, onions and a "special sauce" made up mainly of mayonnaise and ketchup.