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Retired Prison Guard Eats His 30,000th Big Mac

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Don Gorske has already eaten 30,000 Big Macs since the early 1970s, when he first tried McDonald's signature burger. Does consumption of Big Macs daily make him sick?   ( Joe Raedle | Getty Images )

Don Gorske of Wisconsin loves to eat McDonald's Big Mac so much he has eaten thousands of it over the past 46 years.

The 64-year-old, who holds the Guinness World Record for Most Big Macs Consumed, last made the news in 2017 when he ate his 29,482nd Big Mac, which was broadcasted on a Facebook Live feed.

30,000th Big Mac Order

On Friday, he ate his 30,000th order. Gorske ate his record-setting burger at the same McDonald's franchise where he had the first taste of the menu in the early 1970s.

"At the time it was the only McDonald's in town and I had just gotten my driver's license," Gorske said.

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.

Rause said that Gorske's passion for the Big Mac is exceptional and has been a loyal customer at the Military Road McDonald's for more than four decades.

Gorske also collects mementos of his Big Mac orders. He keeps tracks of receipts, containers, and sandwich wrappers. He has, in fact, attempted to preserve and categorize most things related to the Big Macs that he ate but he lost about 7,000 of his Big Mac styrofoam cartons when a tornado hit his house

Almost Never Misses A Big Mac

Gorske estimates that it took him 365 days to consume the first 1,000 Big Macs. Over the nearly 46 years since he had the first Big Mac, Gorske had only gone a total of eight days without eating one. He said that the first time he missed eating a Big Mac was in 1982. He drove in a snowstorm to buy the sandwich but the restaurant was closed.

Gorske also made a promise to his mother who requested that he will not eat Big Mac on the day of her death, so he didn't eat one when she died on April 27, 1988.

Cholesterol Levels Below Recommended Limit

Despite eating two Big Macs daily, Gorske appears healthy. Copies of his medical records from the years 1997, 2003, and 2011 showed cholesterol levels below the recommended threshold. The recommended cholesterol level limit is 200. His levels were at 160, 150 and 165.

"For some reason, I never get sick, I just I'm lucky. My weight stays the same. I have a cholesterol of 160. I keep moving all the time, I like keeping busy. I spend a lot in the summer time going for walks," he said in February.

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